ABBEY'S VISION. UA "Swede" Johnson Building. 1111 N. Cherry Ave. The UA Poetry Center presents Ed Abbey's Appalachian Vision, a multi-media presentation by author and professor Jim Calahan, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. The event is free. Persons with disability may request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Poetry Center at 321-7760.

BOOKSIGNING. Antigone Books. 411 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3715. Join award-winning author and syndicated humor columnist Michael Thomas Ford as he reads from and signs Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me & Other Trials From My Queer Life at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22.

BOOKSIGNING. Barnes and Noble Books. 5130 E. Broadway. 745-9822. How do you attract hummingbirds and fend off Africanized bees? Get your answers with David Lazaroff, author and museum naturalist, as he signs and discusses The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Book of Answers, and presents "Hiking in the Desert" at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23. Join Dr. Robert Schwebel as he signs and discusses his newly revised and updated book Saying No Is Not Enough, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28.

BOOKSIGNINGS. Borders Books and Music. 4235 N. Oracle Road. 292-1331. Join Keith Jansen as he signs and discusses his novel Icy Genes, the story of a geneticist who procures genes for human experimentation from a frozen Viking, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26.

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.

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 WORKSHOP. The UA Poetry Center. The new Community Poetry Workshop focuses on the influences of the visual arts on poetic styles of the 20th century. Classes are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through June 16. Cost is $60, and includes a course booklet. Call the Poetry Center, 321-7760, 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 Entries must be original and unpublished works: short stories, personal essays, memoirs and poetry.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.

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