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LITERARY EVENTS

Pikes Peak Writers December Write Brain: The Bookie Party — Exchange books and cookies, 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Colorado Springs Police Station, Falcon Division, 7850 Goddard St., free; tinyurl.com/t2d3ka9.

Pikes Peak Writers Open Critique — 6-9 p.m. Jan. 2, Colorado Springs Police Station, Falcon Division, 7850 Goddard St., free; tinyurl.com/y9zab8jm.

Community Open Mic — 5 p.m. Jan. 5. Locations: hearherepoetry.org/events.

Write Drunk; Edit Sober — With Pikes Peak Writers, learn to write without letting your inner critic get in the way and then use critical analysis to continue to work, 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 8, Bar-K, 124 E. Costilla St., free; pikespeakwriters.com/event-type/write-drunk.

Poetry Slam — 7:15 p.m. Jan. 8. Locations: hearhere poetry.org/events.

Youth Slam and Open Mic — 2 p.m. Jan. 11. Locations: hearherepoetry.org/events.

Pikes Peak Writers Night — Aspiring writers can have questions answered, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, 2817 N. Nevada Ave., free; 244-6220, writers night@pikespeakwriters.com.

Pikes Peak Writers Open Critique — 6-9 p.m. Feb. 5, Colorado Springs Police Station, Falcon Division, 7850 Goddard St., free; tinyurl.com/y9zab8jm.

Write Drunk; Edit Sober — With Pikes Peak Writers, learn to write without letting your inner critic get in the way and then use critical analysis to continue to work, 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 12, Bar-K, 124 E. Costilla St., free; pikespeakwriters.com/event-type/write-drunk.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Recent regional author offerings:

“Charm Me Again” by Tena Stetler. Published by The Wild Rose Press. Summary: Daylan, a warlock, is being haunted, but what the ghost wants is a mystery. His magical powers bring him no closer to an answer—until he encounters Josie, a yoga instructor.

AVAILABLE

Hoopla Digital — Pikes Peak Library District patrons can use Hoopla Digital for free access to videos, music and audiobooks from smartphones, tablets, PCS and Apple TV; hoopladigital.com.

E-books and More — E-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines free with PPLD library card. Click on CyberShelf at ppld.org.

TUTORS NEEDED

Children’s Literacy Center — Volunteers, 14 and older, to tutor. Training provided; 471-8672, childrensliteracy center.org.

CONTESTS

Goodreads Poetry Contest — Poetry contest with monthly winner. Submit poems at tinyurl.com/melzs2y.

CARLOTTA OLSON, THE GAZETTE

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