Character writing topic of workshop

"How to Write Authentic African-American Characters," a free program hosted by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, will go from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Business Incubator, 2591 Legacy Way.

This workshop will be led by Jason Henry Evens, a teacher and author of "The Gallowglass."

To reserve your spot for this workshop, RSVP Terri Benson at

Open reading scheduled in Fruita

There will be an opening reading from 7–8:30 p.m. Thursday at Bestslope Coffee Co., 129 N. Peach St., in Fruita.

Read a poem, give a monologue, read a short story, a chapter or the newspaper at this event hosted by Bestslope and Lithic Bookstore & Gallery.

Store hosts local author for signing

Joshua Carpenter, author of "You're Not One of Us," will be visiting with readers and signing books from 2–4 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road.

Life coach, musician and now an author, Carpenter writes about growing up in an unstable family.

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