BIRD'S THE WORD. PCC Proscenium Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Join the Tucson Audubon Society at their monthly public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, September 15. Bird expert Kenn Kaufman will speak, and sign copies of his autobiographical book Kingbird Highway. Call 629-0510 for informaiton.

BOOKSIGNING. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350. William K. Hartmann signs and discusses Mars Underground: A Novel from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 18.

Listings BOOKSIGNING. Janice Emily Bowers reads from and signs Fear Falls Away And Other Essays From Hard & Rocky Places from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 11, at The Book Mark, 5001 E. Speedway; and at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 14, at Borders Books and Music, 4235 N. Oracle Road.

BOOKSIGNING. Arizona Historical Society. 949 E. Second St. Author and storyteller Judi Moreillon and illustrator Michael Chiago will sign and read from Sing Down The Rain, a children's book about the Tohono O'odham rain ceremony, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 13. Call 628-5774 for informaiton.

BOOKSIGNING. Clues Unlimited. 123 S. Eastbourne. 326-8533. Thomas Adcock signs Grief Street from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 11. This is the sixth novel in Adcock's Neil Hockaday series.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Sonora Review seeks submissions for its Spring publication. Stories must be original and unpublished, and not simultaneous submissions nor novel chapters. Entry fee is $10, and all entrants will receive a copy of the publication. Send an SASE if you'd like your manuscript returned. Submission deadline is December 1. Send entries to: Sonora Review Fiction Contest, Sonora Review, Department of English, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721.

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.

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 292-0602 for information.

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.

POETRY SLAM. Mat Bevel Institute. 530 N. Stone Ave. Flex thine pens and prepare to rhyme! Try your favorite stanzas at the Tucson Poetry Slam at 7 p.m. Friday, September 12. Poetry will be read, and judged, on an Olympic style basis by members of the audience. There will be special appearances by William Pitt Root, K. Ann Cavanaugh, Jim Nave, and Scott Stanley. Cash awards of $50, $100, and $250 will be awarded. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m., and performing poets are encouraged to bring up to four poems, no longer than three minutes in duration. Call 622-0192 for information.

TEENAGE WRITERS GROUP. Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. A writers' group for teenagers, run by teenagers, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Share your writing, ideas, read books, go to literary events, and make friends with similar interests. Call Jenny at 791-9942 for information. TW

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