Among the local literary events over the coming week (free unless otherwise indicated):
Deby Fredericks - Local science fiction author presents her books “The Magister’s Mask,” “The Necromancer’s Bones” and “Too Many Princes.” Today, 2-4 p.m., Hastings, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342
Get Lit! at First Night Spokane - Readings by local high school students from the Get Lit! Writers-In-Residence program. Friday, 7-9 p.m., Auntie’s at the Square, River Park Square, second level, 808 W. Main Ave. Admission by First Night button ($12/advance, $15/day of event, free/children 10 and under). (509) 359-6977, www.firstnightspokane.org
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