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Annual Literary Event sponsored by The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District, East Library, 5050 North Union. John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War will talk about the art and work of writing a novel. Poet Jim Ciletti will talk about the craft of writing poetry. Sat., April 12, 10 a.m. For more call 596-1621.

Mary Peace Finley and Mary Jan Rust, panel discussion and book signing, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Beckers Lane. $13. Sat., April 12, 11:30 a.m. 599-3187.

Deb Stover, Award-winning author and former Coloradoan will autograph her eleventh novel, Mulligan Magic. Free. Sat., April 19, noon 2 p.m. at Beth Anne's Book Corner, 2204 East Pikes Peak Ave., And Tues., April 22, 6-8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 795 Citadel Dr. For more, call 573-6947.

Cynthia P. Cerny, will discuss and sign her best selling Losers, Creeps, Jerks, and Weirdos: A Dating Story, Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon Street, Free, Sun., April 27, 1-3 p.m.

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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Mystery Book Discussion Group at the Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D S. 8th St. This month's discussion topic will be "Edgar award-winning mystery." Wed., April 16, 2 p.m. Call 633-6278 for more.

Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the National League of American PenWomen. All genres welcome, complete short-short stories of 100 words of less. Cash prizes $15-$60. All entries returned with writing suggestions and help by PenWomen writers. Deadline: Wed., May 7. Entry fee $6 per story. Email for full details and forms:

Book Fair, The Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. New books for all grade levels and for adults will be available. Thursday night, April 24, is Family Night from 3:30-7:00 p.m. Book fair hours are Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, and Friday 8 a.m. to noon.


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