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Not Just Another Pretty Face: "Why We Love Jane Austen," a lecture by Professor Joan Ray, at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University Ctr., Rm. 124. Fri., Feb. 14, 9:30-Noon.

Rich Tosches will sign copies of his new book Zipping my Fly, at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Sat., Feb. 15, 2-4 p.m.

Shannon Olson will read from her work in Colorado College's McHugh Commons. Free. Wed., Feb. 19, 8 p.m.

An Evening with Stacy Dyson and Friends at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Dyson is a poet, playwright, and a cappella vocalist specializing in philosophy, history and self-image of the black woman. Free. Wed., Feb. 18, 7-8:30 p.m. 385-7900.

Barbara Samuel will appear for a discussion and signing of her book A Piece Of Heaven. Borders Books & Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Thurs., Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

Major Jackson, poet and nominee for a National Book Critics Circle award, will read from his work. UCCS Breckenridge Rm. 5101, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Fri., Feb. 21, 4:30 p.m. For more, call 262-4035.

Gus Lee will read and sign his Chasing Hepburn at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Free. Sun., Feb. 23, 1 p.m. 635-1195.

David Sedaris at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $15-$25. Wed., April 23, 8 p.m. 520-7469.

Poetry Open Mikes: On Sundays at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 7 p.m. to 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.

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Feminine Ink, Barnes and Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. East. A safe place for women to loosen up their writing muscles. The leader supplies prompts for free writing. Bring pen and notebook. Thurs., Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m. For more, call 265-1973.

Front Range Fiction Writers, Sand Creek Police Station, 4125 Center Park Dr. A non-profit group for fiction writers focusing on novel writing meets the 3rd Friday of every month from 6:30-9pm for networking, exercises and programs. Fri., Feb. 21, 6:30-9 p.m. For more, call 719-332-9442.

Nature Writing Workshop, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd, Beulah. More of an informal gathering than an instructional workshop for anyone interested in writing about Nature - poetry, journaling, field sketching, prose, articles. Dress in layers and be ready for the chilly weather. Bring a sack lunch. $12. Sat., March 1, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 719/485-4444.


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