LITERATUREBOOKSIGNING. Borders Books and Music. 4235 N. Oracle Road. 292-1331. Michael Blake signs and discusses his book Marching to Valhalla, at 7 p.m. Friday, November 15. Dr. Kevin Leman signs and discusses How To Win The Rat Race Without Becoming The Rat at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16. Sandy Kimberly Hall signs Duke Kahanamoku at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 17.
BOOKSIGNING. Barnes and Noble. 5480 E. Broadway. 745-9822. Jacqueline Landeen signs and demonstrates recipes from her book Headin' for the Sweet Heat: Fruit and Firespice Cooking, at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16. At 4 p.m. Mari Meyers continues the cooking with a signing and demonstrations from her book Gourmet Gringo: Traditional Mexican Cooking for the American Kitchen. Poet Alison Hawthorne Deming reads from Temporary Homelands at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 17.
BOOKSIGNING. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350. Sandra Kimberly Hall signs Memories of Duke: The Legend Comes to Life, and Gregory McNamee discusses and signs A Desert Bestiary from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 16. Elizabeth Bruening Lewis signs The Power of Sacred Images: A Guide to the Treasures of Early Christian Art at 1 p.m. Monday, November 18.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. 520 Helen seeks submissions of poetry, short fiction, essay and photography for its premiere issue. The staff at 520 Helen wants to provide committed writers and photographers with an unrestrictive forum for publishing their works. Poetry submissions should be no longer than seven pages; photography submissions limited to four, and short fiction and essays not to exceed 4,000 words. Include SASE for submissions to be returned. Send submissions to 520 E. Helen, Tucson, AZ 85705. Deadline is November 22.
CALL TO WRITERS. The Sonora Review seeks original and unpublished short stories for their short story contest. First prize is $500 and publication in the next issue of Sonora Review. Include SASE for submissions to be returned. Entry fee is $10 per submission. Send manuscripts to: Sonoran Review Short Story Contest, Department of English, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. A $12 subscription can be substituted for the $10 entry fee. Deadline is December 1.
DEAD POETS SOCIETY. No longer hiding our poetry in boxes, we now meet to discuss hidden ideas, impressions, inspirations, and even passions, catalyzed by any shared writing and converted into found connections. What does this all mean for you? Call 577-2444.
FALL READING SERIES. Modern Languages Auditorium, UA campus. The University of Arizona's Poetry Center continues it's fall reading series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, with a reading from Pulitzer Prize winning poet James Tate. Readings are free with an informal reception to follow. For information call 321-7760.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS. For the love of literacy, become a tutor. Free reading instruction and English help for adults. Volunteer training is scheduled for November 16. Call Literacy Volunteers of Pima County at 884-8337 for information.
SCI-FI FEST. Executive Inn. 333 W. Drachman. Attention Sci-Fi Fanatics: TusCun 23 Science Fiction Convention is here Friday, November 15 through the 17. This annual gathering of fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror literature and media brings to town Dennis McKiernan, Ed Bryant, Judith Tarr, Jennifer Roberson, Adam Niawander, Mide Stackpole, Liz Dunforth and many other local authors and artists. There will be panels, discussions, readings, an art show, dealers, open gaming, videos, Japanimation and Vampire live action role playing. There is a special meet the author's Masquerade dance at 7 p.m. Saturday. Call Rebecca at 293-1455 for information or by Internet at http:\\www.azstarnet.com/---basfa.
WRITER'S HARVEST. Barnes and Noble. 5480 E. Broadway. 745-9822. Join Share Our Strength and over 1,500 renowned authors for the nation's largest annual series of simultaneous readings to help fight hunger and poverty at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 14. Author Demetria Martinez will read from her book Mother Tongue. Barnes and Noble will donate a portion of their sales to Share Our Strength. Call 745-9822 for information.
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