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City-wide Poetry Reading, Penrose Public Library, Carnegie Rm., 20 N. Cascade Ave. All poets welcome, all styles welcome. Mon., April 12, 7 p.m. Call 634-2367 for more.

Progression Session Poetry Slam, The Underground, 110 N. Nevada, $5. Open mic, then Katie from Omaha, then poetry slam are featured Tuesday, April 13, 8-11 p.m. Ages 15 and up. For more, call 573-6820.

Col. G.B. Singh Signing, Poor Richard's Bookstore, 320 N. Tejon St. Free. Book signing for Gandhi: Behind the Mask of Divinity, a controversial expose written by local author Col. G. B. Singh. Sat., April 17, 1-5 p.m. Call 578-0012 for more.

Friends of Emerson, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. Ongoing bi-weekly reading and discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson's works. April 15 and 29, 4-5 p.m., Spiritual Laws. Call 576-5371 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., April 16, 6:30-9 p.m. For more, call 332-9443.

Better Book Sale, Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. A large selection of used quality books and some collector's items at higher prices will be sold. Sat., April 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 531-6333 for more.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger signing, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Schlessinger will sign The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands. Tues., April 20, 6:30 p.m.

David Mason Reading, UCCS, Breckenridge Hall Rm. 5101, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Colorado College poet David Mason reads from his new poetry collection, Arrivals, with free parking in lots 5 and 7. April 22, 7:30 p.m. Call 262-4035 and ask for Rebecca Laroche for more.

Sencha's Literary Dinner, 331 S. Nevada Ave., 632-8287. $65/person. The staff presents Peter Pan with five courses of Chef Beavers' fantasy food paired with five wines. April 25-26.

Write for Life High School Writing Contest, encouraging students to write a 500-750 word article on organ and tissue donation for their school paper or other publication. 9-12 graders must be enrolled in a high school journalism course. E-mail

contest@donor-awareness.org or call 303/388-8605. Deadline May 7.

Poetry Open Mikes: Call 477-1028. Every Sunday at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 685-0986. All start at 8 p.m.

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. $5. For more, call (719) 573-6820.

Writer's Group, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Dedicated writers hone their skills with exercises, brainstorming and camaraderie. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.

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