Among local literary events over the coming week (free unless otherwise indicated):
Joan Hockaday - Seattle author narrates a slide show presentation of her book, “Greenscapes: Olmsted’s Pacific Northwest.” Today, 12:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Novella Carpenter - Will read from her memoir, “Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer,” Monday, 7 p.m., University of Idaho auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow, Idaho. Free. On Tuesday, Novella will give a free presentation on urban gardening at 7:30 p.m. at Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., (509) 838-0206, preceded by a ticketed ($40) event at Santé Restaurant with tastings and chef demonstrations using rabbit; purchase tickets online www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/82267.
The Heart of Spirituality - Discussion series on books that focus on religious or spiritual themes. Tuesday, “The Little Prince.” 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5386
Spokane Valley Book Discussion Club - “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400
Tinman Book Social - Discuss “Into the Woods,” by Tana French. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500
Inland NW Writers Guild - Join with other aspiring writers to discuss the latest news about the publishing industry and get support from your peers. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Public Library Pageturners - Discussing “Change of Heart” by Jodi Picoult. Thursday, 10:15 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2315
Moran Prairie Monthly Book Discussion Club - “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” by Garth Stein. Thursday, 2 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. (509) 893-8340
Joy McMahon - Local author presents her book, “Ageless at 75: I Reversed My Biological Clock and You Can Too!” Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Chris Majer - Founder and CEO of the Human Potential Project presents his book, “The Power to Transform: 90 Days to a New You.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave., (509) 838-0206; Saturday, 2 p.m., Hastings, 2512 E. 29th Ave., (509) 535-4342.
Argonne Friends of the Library Book Sale - Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 893-8260
N.J. McNeill - Discusses her young adult/Christian novel, “Kurt Nickle-Dickle of Whiskers.” Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon, On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294
Deby Fredericks - Local science fiction author presents her latest book, “The Necromancer’s Bones.” Saturday, 3-6 p.m., Hastings, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008
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