DPC members are invited to submit entries in the Lighthouse Writers Workshop "Bid Read" project, a three-month, communitywide exploration of Marilynne Robinson's novel, "Housekeeping."
SATURDAY, MARCH 1 is the youth contest deadline, and MONDAY, MARCH 31 is the adult contest deadline.
All pieces should reflect the ideas and images that make up Robinson's classic novel. Contest categories include youth writing, youth photography, poetry, short fiction, short nonfiction, photography (people), photography (places and things). Details: lighthousewriters.org/big-read-events. Cost: $10 for adults, free for youth.
Thursday, March 13, the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host a high school journalism education program with Mark Newton of Mountain Vista High School and Jack Kennedy, a higher school teacher/adviser - both members of the state's Colorado High School Press Association.
Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. program, the Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America welcomes Kirk Mitchell of The Denver Post, author of "The Spin Doctor: Hero or Cold-Blooded Killer," published by New Horizon Press in 2012.
In 2007, Mitchell began writing a blog called "Colorado Cold Cases," about unsolved murder mysteries dating to the 1940s. One of the cases led to "The Spin Doctor," which is his first book.
Reservation deadline is Monday, March 10. RSVP to Donnell Ann Bell at email@example.com or call 719-540-8632. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.