LITERATUREBOOKSIGNING. Borders Books and Music. 4235 N. Oracle Road. 292-1331. George O'Bannon discusses and signs copies of Oriental Rugs at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23; and Professor Mary Z. Maher reads from and signs copies of Modern Hamlets and Their Soliloquies at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24.
BOOKSIGNING. Clues Unlimited. 16 Broadway Village. 123 S. Eastbourne Ave. 326-8533. W. Lane Rogers signs Crimes and Misdeeds: Headlines from Arizona's Past from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
WRITERS' WORKSHOP. The Arizona Press Women host a workshop for writers trying to publish their works beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Plaza Hotel, 1900 E. Speedway. Luncheon keynote speaker is attorney Richard Parrish. Morning sessions are led by Allen Kates and Vicki Thompson, with an afternoon panel discussion on Arizona markets with Joanne O'Hare, Pamela Heck, Brendan Fitzsimons and Debbie Kornmiller. Workshop is $40, $20 for students with ID. Cost is $15 for the luncheon only. Registration deadline is noon, March 25. Call Janet Wooddancer at 617-0003 or Gwen Griffin at 327-7890 for registration and information. E-mail: email@example.com.
POETRY READING. Antigone Books. 411 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3715. The UA Women's Resource Center presents an evening of original poetry in honor of Women's History Month at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25.
POETRY SLAM. Borders Books and Music hosts Tucson's Poetry Slam Premiere Event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at 4235 N. Oracle Road. Poet Winfield Scott Stanley III emcees the event. Sign-up at Borders Café the night of the event. Call 292-1872 for information.
POETRY READING. The UA Poetry Center offers free poetry readings at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the UA Modern Languages Building auditorium. Pat Mora reads selections from her published poems on March 27. Call 321-7760 for information.
POETRY SOCIETY. The Tucson Chapter of the Arizona State Poetry Society meets at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave. The works and lives of poets William Edgar and Lucille Clifton is presented by local poets L.A. Whipp and Evelyn Elster. Call 797-7287 for information.
ROUND ROBINS. The Round Robin Literary Series meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Armory Park Senior Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. Bring and read poetry, novels and short stories. Call Arvetta at 883-3104 for information.
DEAD POETS SOCIETY. No longer hiding our poetry in boxes, the group now meets to discuss hidden ideas, impressions, inspirations and passions, catalyzed by shared writing and converted into found connections. Call 577-2444 for information.
WRITING CONTEST. The Arizona Author's Association sponsors its 15th annual literary contest. Unpublished poetry, essays and short stories are being accepted from published and unpublished writers. For contest rules and information, send SASE to: AAA Literary Contest, 3509 E. Shea Blvd., No. 117, Phoenix, AZ 85028-3339. Deadline is July 29.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Messages From the Heart, a quarterly journal dedicated to letter writing, is accepting submissions. Send heartfelt letters, journal entries, poems, comments or drawings about letter writing to: P.O. Box 64840, Tucson, AZ 85728. Include 55-cents postage for a free issue. Submissions for an original postcard contest are also under consideration, for a $5 entry fee. A two-year subscription will be awarded for best artwork and best message. Call 577-0588 for information.
SPARROWGRASS POETRY. Sparrowgrass Poetry is offering a grand prize of $500 for the Distinguished Poet Awards poetry contest. Poets may enter one poem only, 20 lines or less, on any subject and in any poetic style. Submitted poems will also be considered for publication. No entry charge. Deadline is May 31. Send entries to: Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc., Dept. E, 203 Diamond St., Sisterville, WV 26175.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Modern Poetry Society seeks new poetry from adult and young writers. Prizes range from $10 to $500. Send one poem, 25 lines or less, with the poet's name, address and age (if under 21) to: Modern Poetry Society, P.O. Box 2029, Dunnellon, FL 34430-2029. Poems will not be returned. Deadline is March 31.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS. For the love of literacy, become a tutor. Free reading instruction for adults. Call Literacy Volunteers of Pima County at 884-8337 for information.
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