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Book Signings — With Chris Lennon, author of “Peak of Racing: Pikes Peak Through the Eyes of Racers,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Julie Bell, author of “Denver City Justice,” noon-2 p.m.; Susan Mathis, author of “Sara’s Surprise,” noon-2 p.m.; Kristen Akens, author of “100 Things to Do in Colorado Springs Before You Die,” 1-3 p.m. Nov. 30, Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument; 481-2655,

Michael Hague — 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Hooked on Books, 12 E. Bijou St.; 419-7660.

Caroline Johnson — “Jet Girl,” noon-2 p.m. Dec. 1, Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument; 481-2655,

Small Town Christmas Book Signings — With Carmela Lavigna Coyle, author of “Can Princesses Become Astronauts?” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Nancy Oswald, author of “Ruby’s Christmas Gift,” 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Margaret Mizushime, author of “Tracking Game: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery,” 1-3 p.m., Dec. 7, Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument; 481-2655,


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. Wednesday, Bar-K, 124 E. Costilla St, free;

Poetry Slam — 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Locations:

Publishing Books from the Author’s Perspective Workshop — Presented by John Anderson, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Hooked on Books, 12 E. Bijou St., $10. Registration: 419-7660.

Pikes Peak Writers Night — Aspiring writers can have questions answered, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, 2817 N. Nevada Ave., free; writersnight@,

Pikes Peak Writers Open Critique — 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Colorado Springs Police Station, Falcon Division, 7850 Goddard St., free; pikespeak

Community Open Mic — 5 p.m. Dec. 7. Locations:


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


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