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Christian Writers Guild Conference, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave. Writing for the Soul features Anne Graham Lotz and Joni Eareckson Tada. Feb. 19-22. Call 866/495-5177 for more.

Front Range Fiction Writers, Sand Creek Police Station, 4125 Center Park Dr. Join other publication-oriented writers focused on networking, programs for fiction writers and hand-on writing exercises. Fri., Feb. 20, 6:30 9 p.m. For more, call 332-9443.

Deborah Harrison signing, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Deborah Harrison signs her book Manitou Springs, a volume in the Images of America series. Sat., Feb. 21, 2-4 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.

Pikes Peak Romance Writers, Falcon Police Station Community Rm., 7850 Goddard St. Free. How to set up and maintain a website presented by Noveltalk. Authors share information on when an author needs and website and how to maintain it. Sun., Feb. 22, 2-4 p.m. Call 277-7323 for more.

Read the Book, See the Movie, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Meet the last Monday of the month. This month's book and movie is Jane Austin's Emma. Mon., Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.

Knowledge is Power Book Group, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. This group meets the last Tuesday of every month and concentrates on current affairs, call for book choice. Tues., Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.

Women's Poetry Contest. Open, college, high and middle school divisions. Max. three poems on separate sheets with author's name, address, phone, division, e-mail or School/ Language Arts teacher on back of paper. Mail to Margaret Barber, English Dept. CSU-Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte, Pueblo, CO, 81001. Deadline Thurs., Feb. 26, 5 p.m.

Pat Donohue, of A Prairie Home Companion, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $13-$18. Performing with Mike Dowling, they will play blues, swing, ragtime, jazz and folk. Thurs., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. Call 495-9654 for more.

Teen Poetry Slam, Sand Creek Library meeting room, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. Free. High school students from around the city compete for prizes, sponsored by the Progression Session Poetry Slam and Sierra High School's "Da House" poetry reading club. Thurs., Feb. 26, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 573-6820 for more.

Unknown Writers' Contest, categories of short story fiction/one chapter of a novel, poetry, personal experience/memoir, all 2000 words or less. Open to any Colorado resident female 18 yrs. plus, who has never been commercially published. Rules and entry forms available at

www.denverwomanspressclub.org/unknown_writers.html Deadline is March 1.

"New Thought" Book Club, 790 Sun Burst Vista, Monument. Read and discuss works by modern authors such as Eckhart Tolle and Neale Donald Walsch as well as ancient texts like the Bhagadvad Gita and the teachings of Buddha. Meetings held Wed. evenings through Dec. Call 487-7672 for more.

Progression Session Poetry Slam, The Underground, 110 N. Nevada, Interactive poetry performance competition held the second and fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. $2. For more, call (719) 573-6820.

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