BOOKSIGNING. Clues Unlimited. 123 S. Broadway Village. 326-8533. Keith Snyder signs Show Control from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

BOOKSIGNING. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350. Photographer Abigail Gumbiner signs Vacant Eden: Roadside Treasures of the Sonoran Desert, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

BOOKSIGNING. Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Join members Roseann and Jonathan Hanson, resident naturalists of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge's Brown Canyon, for a discussion and signing of their new book, Southern Arizona Nature Almanac at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. The park offers additional guided tours for your enjoyment. Call 742-6455 for park information and daily events schedule.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Arizona Authors' Association is now accepting entries for the 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 Both published and unpublished writers may compete for awards in essay, poetry and short story categories; entries must be unpublished.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.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Society of Southwestern Authors is now accepting entries for the 1997 Short Story Contest. Stories of 2,500 words or less may be submitted. There is a $10 entry fee. For submission information, send SASE to: SSA Short Story Contest, 10050 E. Ray Ann Place, Tucson, AZ 85749. Submission deadline is May 31.

COMIC CAPERS. Big Kids Comics. 8791 E. Broadway. 290-5080. Jon Morris signs his comic endeavor Jon Morris' Fishbone: Six Issue Party from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 7.

LAMPLIGHT READING. The Blue Willow. 2616 N. Campbell Ave. The Lamplight Reading series presents Bisbee poet August Schaefer, reading at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Tucson poet Lois Lockhart will also read, followed by an open reading by attendees. Call Roberta Howard at 908-0927 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. Share your own works, or just listen. Call 792-9910 for information.

WRITERS' WORKSHOP. Experienced and beginning writers are invited to Pima Community College's 10th annual Writers' Workshop, May 30 through June 1. The workshop allows an opportunity to interact with professional writers and agents, and to have writing critiqued. Speakers this year include: Sheila Bender, John M. Daniel, Susan Daniel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Nancy Mairs, Peter Meinke, Maia Wojciechowska Rodman, and others. Topics include: Writing from Life Experiences: The Boundaries of Truth and Fiction; Rules and Tools for Writing Short Fiction; and Building Self-Confidence. The conference kicks off with a reception and reading by Sharmon Russell at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St. All other events will take place at the PCC West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Non-credit workshop fee is $65, $77 for two credit hours. Fee deadline is May 29. Manuscripts must be received by May 8 for critique. Call Meg Files at 884-6974 for information.

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