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Literary Calendar

Among the local literary events over the coming week (free unless otherwise indicated):

The Storytelling Company - Original “Tales of the West” by Sandy Compton and a story from “The Mystery Storyteller.” Today, 5 p.m., Di Luna’s, 207 Cedar St., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $4/age 12 and younger. (208) 263-0846

The Big Read: Readers Theater - “To Kill a Mockingbird,” presented by the Gonzaga University Theater Department. Monday, 6:30 p.m., South Hill Public Library; and Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 444-5342

Richard Kenney - Poetry reading by MacArthur Fellow who teaches at the University of Washington, presented by Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall Globe Room. (509) 313-6681

Sharon Cramer - Signing the first in a series of children’s stories, “Cougar Cub Tales.” Tuesday, noon-4 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2315

Summit Elementary Fifth and Sixth Graders – Present their poems to the public, led by teachers Amy Smith, Colin Williams and April Freeman. Tuesday, 6 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Ann Putnam - Reading from her memoir “Full Moon at Noontide.” Tuesday, 7 p.m., Whitworth University, Weyerhauser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre, (509) 777-3275; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., (509) 838-0206.

Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers - Jack Rogers, Spokane artist, designer, illustrator and teacher will speak at the monthly meeting. Thursday, noon, Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division St. Lunch purchase required at the door. (509) 325-2072

Jack Nisbet - Local historian narrates a slide presentation, “David Douglas in the Spokane Country,” based on his book “The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest.” Question-and-answer session follows. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Molly Giles - University of Arkansas professor presents her novel “Iron Shoes” and selections from “Creek Walk and Other Stories.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

George Brinkmann - Signing his book “Origins of Christianity.” Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley.

Karen Estes - Local author will sign her novel “Plane of the Ecliptic.” Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Hastings, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 772-6679

Kathleen Norris - Winner of the 2009 Christianity Today Book Award for Spirituality presents her latest book, “Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life.” Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Frank Scalise - Signing his book “All That Counts.” Saturday, 4-7 p.m., Hastings, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342


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