Among local literary events over the coming week (free unless otherwise indicated):
Tom I. Davis - Local poet presents his latest collection of poems, “Peaceful Valley as Told to Gregory King.” Today, 12:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
The Storytelling Company - Featuring original “Tales of the West” by Sandy Compton and a story from “The Mystery Storyteller.” Today, 6 p.m., Di Luna’s, 207 Cedar St., Sandpoint. $7/adults, $4/age 12 and younger. (208) 263-0846
The Inlander’s Book Group - Michael Bowen leads a discussion of “Mathilda Savitch” by Victor Lodato. Tuesday, 6 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Deer Park Library Book Club - “Atonement” by Ian McEwan. Wednesday, noon, Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave. (509) 893-8300
Frank Zafiro - Police officer and author presents “Beneath a Weeping Sky,” the third volume of his River City Crime Fiction series. Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Carol Muzik - Signing her new children’s book “Raising Lucy – The True Story of Raising an Orphaned Wild Goose.” Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-1684
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