:Colo Spgs Gazette; :Sep 15, 2002; :Life; :68


SIGNINGS& SUCH


Joyce B. Lohse, a former Colorado Springs resident, will discuss and sign "First Governor, First Lady: John and Eliza Routt of Colorado" at 1 p.m. today at The Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Lohse serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Genealogical and Historical Society, and it was her interest in genealogical research that led her to discover the story of her ancestral cousin, Eliza Routt. Ed Engle, an avid fly fisherman for more than 30 years, will discuss and sign his third book, "Splitting Cane: Conversations with Bamboo Rodmakers," at 5:30 p.m. Monday at The Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Engle, a regular contributor to fly-fishing magazines, conducted extensive research on bamboo fishing rods. Former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart will discuss and sign "Restoration of the Republic: The Jeffersonian Ideal in 21st Century America" 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the Briargate Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. In his book, Hart poses the question, "Is America still an authentic republic?" and examines how democratic values of rights and opportunities can be preserved while restoring the ancient republican values of civic duty and popular sovereignty. Dawn Smit, daughter of retired Colorado Springs detective Lou Smit, will sign "Through Spiral Eyes," the first in a proposed trilogy designed to appeal to readers of fantasy and Christian fiction, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Author, Author!, 5975 N. Academy Blvd. POETRY Poet Dana Gioia will read selections from his latest work, "Interrogations at Noon," at 8 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the McHugh Commons at the Western Ridge Housing Complex, 1090 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado College. He is co-author with X.J. Kennedy of popular poetry textbooks and is the author of "Can Poetry Matter?," a book of essays on literature and culture. WORKSHOPS The Pikes Peak Writers will host a daylong workshop titled "Goal, Motivation and Conflict and The Writer's Journey" 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive. Debra Dixon, an award-winning author, will conduct the workshop. The workshop costs $25 for Pikes Peak Writers members and $45 for nonmembers. For information or to register, visit www.pikespeakwriters.org or contact info@ppwc.net. UPCOMING BOOK GROUPS The American Association of University Women is launching Adelante!, a new book group, in conjunction with the Pikes Peak Library District. The first book to be discussed is "In the Name of Salome" by Julia Alvarez, selected to acknowledge Hispanic Awareness Month. The group will meet 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Adelante! has put together a book list for the year that recognizes a different cultural group every month. The Old Colorado City Book Club will discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Old Colorado City branch, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. SIGNINGS & SUCH Joyce B. Lohse, a former Colorado Springs resident, will discuss and sign "First Governor, First Lady: John and Eliza Routt of Colorado" at 1 p.m. today at The Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Lohse serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Genealogical and Historical Society, and it was her interest in genealogical research that led her to discover the story of her ancestral cousin, Eliza Routt.