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Michael Hague will sign The Children's Book of Home and Family at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Sun., Dec. 15, 1p.m. and at Borders Books & Music, 2120 Southgate Rd. Sat., Dec. 14, 2-4 p.m.

Book Club at Author, Author! New & Used Books, 5975 N Academy Blvd #206 Dec.'s book is Once a Thief , a romantic suspense novel by Kay Hooper. Wed., Dec. 17, 6:30-8 p.m. For more, call 277-READ

Poetry Open Mikes: On Sundays at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 7 p.m. 2 a.m. 685-0986. Every second Wednesday of the month at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St., 633-1080. Every third Tuesday of the month at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. All start at 8 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive, Citadel Mall. Purchase a book gift at 10% discount for children in the community. Through Sun., Dec. 22. 266-9945.

Pikes Peak Writers Conference, to encourage aspiring writers to produce marketable material. Wyndham Hotel, Colorado Springs, April 25-27. $20-$35. Entry deadline: Jan. 6, 2003. Call 531-5723 or

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A Writers Group is forming in Woodland Park. Aims to meet 1-2 times per month, and hopes to hold public readings. Interested writers as well as photographers and artists (for a forthcoming literary magazine) please contact Julie Shavin-Katz at 687-8562, or e-mail

Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest. Fourth and fifth grade students are invited to write a poem about the past, teachers are encouraged to review poems and submit no more than five per class. Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 15, 2003. Complete rules available from any library or on its web site at Awards will be announced in mid-April. Six young writers will receive $25 each, a book and a Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration poster. Call 531-6333, x2405.


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