BOOKSIGNINGS. Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Foothills Mall. 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd. 742-6621. Noted author and psychotherapist Robert H. Hopcke signs and discusses his new book, There Are No Accidents, at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Join author and Cal State University professor Jack Lopez as he signs and discusses Cholos & Surfers: A Latino Family Album, at 7 p.m. Monday, June 22.

Listings BOOKSIGNINGS. Borders Books and Music. 4235 N. Oracle Road. 292-133. Jean M. Baker, Ph.D., signs and discusses Family Secrets: Gay Sons, A Mother's Story, at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Barbara Seyda and Diana Herrera sign and discuss their recent book, Women in Love: Portraits of Lesbian Mothers and Their Families, at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Local author Brent Baum S.T.B., S.S.L., discusses and signs his book Healing Dimensions: Resolving Trauma in Body, Mind and Spirit at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25.

BOOKSIGNING. Clues Unlimited. 123 S. Eastbourne. 326-8533. Novelist James Lee Burke is the guest of honor at a benefit for the Literacy Volunteers of Pima County. Event includes a booksigning from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, followed by a dinner at 7 p.m., at Nonie's Cajun Restaurant, 2526 E. Grant Road. A short reading will follow. Tickets are $40, with $20 tax deductible. Attendance is limited to 35. Contact Clues Unlimited for reservations. Rick Riordan signs and discusses his new mystery, Widower's Two-Step, from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24.

DATE WITH A POET. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350. Join poet R.D. "Russ" Savage at
7 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Bring along your own poetry to share at an open reading immediately following. Call Christy at 881-5180 for information.

DEAD POET'S SOCIETY. Let your creative juices flow! A safe place to read poetry and prose. Discussion and feedback are encouraged. We're interested in your writing and thoughts. Bi-monthly meetings. Come join us! Call
750-1482 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 original works, or listen to the works of others. Call 792-9910 for information.

POETRY CONTEST. The Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum is accepting submissions to its national Poetic Achievement Awards contest, which will launch its Poet of The Year contest. A grand prize of $1,000 will be awarded, as well as 34 other prizes including three publishing contracts. Poets should submit one poem in any style, 20 lines or fewer, on any subject to: Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Dept. G,
609 Main St., P.O. Box 193, Sistersville, WV 26175-0193. Information is also available at the website: Deadline for submissions is August 31.

STORYTELLING. St. Philip's In the Hills Church.
4440 N. Campbell Ave. On the first and third Tuesdays of every month, storytellers gather to trade tall tales and hone their narrative skills. The gatherings are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 326-8966 for information.

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION. Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. The Tucson Museum of Art celebrates the Summer Solstice and the onset of the Monsoon Season with storytelling from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 21, by Sylvianna Wood, Dona Chona, Ron Lancaster, Adela Allen, Phillipe Molina, Danny Lopez, Martin Rivera and Judi Moreillon. The Topawa O'odham Dance Group will also perform. Event is free. Call 624-2333 for information.

TEACHERS NEEDED. Third Street Kids. 166 W. Alameda St. Third Street Kids is looking for teachers and artists to help with Third Street Summer Arts Camp classes in sign language, drama, dance, stagecraft, games, crafts and fine arts. Performing artists are also wanted to perform at the Friday Family Performance series, from 4 to 5 p.m. Call Marica Berger, executive director, at 622-4100; or fax résumés to 624-0303.

WRITERS MEETING. The Ghost Ranch Motel.
801 West Miracle Mile. The Mystery Writers of America begins their monthly meeting with a workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 20, followed by lunch and an afternoon with speaker Fran Karn, senior narcotics investigator of the post-seizure analysis team with D.P.S. Entire session, including lunch, is $12; lunch with half-session is $10. TW

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