Be on hand at Quail Ridge Books on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m., to hear readings by some of Obsidian II's best editors and contributors. Four writers--Gerald Barrax, NCSU professor Marcia Douglas, Shara McCallum and current editor Afaa Michael Weaver--will weave a spell of words. The event is sure to be lush and lyrical; this quartet are all accomplished poets, while Douglas and McCallum bring Caribbean rhythms and dynamism to their works. With Weaver, expect the metaphysical and from Barrax, author of From a Person Sitting in Darkness, the political. Call 828-1588 for details.