BOOKSIGNING. Bisbee author J.A. Jance signs Skeleton Canyon from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Clues Unlimited, 123 S. Broadway Village, and at Borders Books and Music, 4235 N. Oracle Road, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 18. Skeleton Canyon is the fifth in her Joanna Brady Mystery series. Call Clues Unlimited, 326-8533 or Borders, 292-1331, for information.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Arizona Authors' Association is now accepting entries for its 16th annual literary contest. Both published and unpublished writers may compete for awards in essay, poetry and short story categories. Entries must be unpublished. Deadline is July 29. For contest rules, send SASE to: AAA Literary Contest, 3509 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 117-C, Phoenix, AZ 85028-3339.

Listings DEAD POET'S SOCIETY. Let your creative juices flow! A safe place to read poetry and prose. Discussion and feedback are encouraged. We are interested in your writing and thoughts. Bi-monthly meetings. Come join us! Call 750-1482 for information.

DRUNKEN WORD POETS. Club Congress. 311 E. Congress St. Join Tucson's "original spoken word artists" at The Cheap Truth Highball Hour at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 19. Hosted by the legendary Tom Collins, this free truth cocktail will free you from your summertime blues. Call 623-0816 for information.

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS. For the love of literacy, become a tutor. Literacy Volunteers of Pima County offers free reading instruction and English help for adults. Call 884-8337 for information.

POETRY READING. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350. Join in an open reading of original works, with a featured poet to warm up the floor, every third Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

POETRY AND MORE. The Casbah. 628 N. Fourth Ave. Join other Tucson poets and storytellers from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays to share your own works, or listen to those of others. Call 792-9910 for information.

READING & RECEPTION. José Galvez Gallery. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Tucson author Jay M. Rochlin will read from his book Race and Class on Campus at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in conjunction with a reception for painter Joseph Maruska. Call 624-6878 for details. TW

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