BOOKSIGNING. Antigone Books. 411 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3715. Join Rita Magdaleno and Demetria Martinez as they read from ¡Floricanto Si! A Collection of Latina Poetry, an anthology including the works of 47 poets whose roots are in Mexico, the Caribbean, Argentine Peru, Brazil and El Salvador, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24.

Listings BOOKSIGNING. Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 5480 E. Broadway. 512-1166. Join addictive nutrition expert Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D. as she signs and discusses Potatoes Not Prozac, in which she presents a radical new way of finding and maintaining physical and mental health through diet, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

BOOKSIGNINGS. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350. Join Susan J Tweit as she introduces and discusses Seasons in the Desert: A Naturalist's Notebook, a collection of essays celebrating the eclecticism of the desert residents of the American southwest, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.

BOOKSIGNING. Clues Unlimited. 123 S. Eastbourne. 326-8533. Local author C. E. "Buzz" Poverman signs and discusses On the Edge, his latest novel set in San Francisco, from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 25.

BOOKSIGNING. Rainbow Moods. 3532 E. Grant Road. 326-9643. Join author Julie Rae Paetow and biographical subject Toni Lynn Wood as they sign and discuss Living in Both Worlds: A Healer and Her Journey With Spirit, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23.

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.

INNER ALIENS. Peace of Mind. 6061 E. Broadway. Join Janet Bergmark as she signs and discusses her account of dual human-alien consciousness, In the Presence of Aliens, from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 27. Call 918-9600 for information.

PERSONA READING. UA Modern Languages Auditorium. Persona, the UA award winning undergraduate literature and arts magazine presents its contributor's reading at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. The free reading is followed by an informal reception. Call 321-7760 for information.

POETRY READING. The Tucson-Pima Public Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 791-4391. In celebration of poetry month, six local poets will read selected works. Join William Pitt Root, Leslie Marmon Silko, David Ray, Demetria Martinez, Kind Essence and Will Inman at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Each will be accompanied by a teen poet who will also read.

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 original works, or listen to the works of others. Call 792-9910 for information.

SAA WRITERS CONTEST. The Society of Southwestern Authors announces the 1998 Writers' Contest. Entries must be original and unpublished works: short stories, personal essays, memoirs and poetry. Cash prizes will be given in all categories. For contest rules, write Sharon Landeen, SAA Writer's Contest, 6990 E. Calle Arandas, Tucson, AZ 85750. Submission deadline is May 31.

READING MAPS. Christine's Motion Picture. 197 N. Park Ave. You Are Here, the new journal of creative geography published by the UA Department of Geography and Regional Development, celebrates its premiere issue with readings by Alison Deming, Ofelia Zepeda and Kathleen Veslany from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Call 626-8136 for information.

SPOKEN WORDS. Espresso Cafe. 6546 E. Tanque Verde Road. Join local poets John Oakden and S. J. Gibson as they orate to music by members of local bands Veering Ever Red and Poot in the free spoken word performance "Vocal Parasite," from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Call 296-1087 for information.

WOMANSPEAK. Aroma Cafe. 346 N. First Ave. Featuring the best of Tucson's established and new women's voices, the WomanSpeak Poetry and Prose reading series held the last Sunday of every month features readings by K.M. Kore Salvato and Rita Magdeleno, interspersed with open mic from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Call Debra White at 206-9244 for more information. TW

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