Among local literary events over the coming week (free unless otherwise indicated):
Mershan and Jane Shaddy - Retired Army colonel and his wife present “Reflections of a Warrior and Dreamer,” a collection of poems and art. Proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Veterans Outreach Center. Today, 12:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Juanita Prince - Signing copies of her cookbooks “Amazing Days Journey to Health” and “Ethnic Pride in Vegetarian Cooking.” Today, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Nook Networking - Meet with other experienced Nook users and discuss your favorites. Today, 4 p.m., Barnes & Noble Cafe, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104
Kids Book Club - “The Wonder of Charlie Anne” by Kimberly Newton Fusco, for grades 4-6. Tuesday, 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 893-8350
The Heart of Spirituality - Six-part discussion series on books focusing on religious or spiritual themes. “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5386
Devi Fournier - Local author presents her novel “The Gift Exchange.” Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Naomi Shihab Nye – Celebrated poet known for her dedication to social justice issues, part of the Gonzaga Visiting Writers Series. Tuesday, 12:15 p.m., GU’s Foley Teleconference Room, and 7:30 p.m., Cataldo Hall Globe Room; Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Spartan Theater, Building 5.
Spokane Valley Library Book Club - “Citizen Vince” by Jess Walter. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400
Inland Northwest Writers Guild - Join with other aspiring writers to discuss the latest news about the publishing industry. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Chuck Lehman - Local author presents his latest novel, “Asher.” Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Get to Know Your Nook - For new Nook users. Thursday, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Cafe, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104
Therese Marszalek - Signing her latest book, “From the Wilderness to the Miraculous.” Friday. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Yoke’s, 3321 W. Indian Trail Road, (509) 327-6008, and 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave.; Saturday, noon-3 p.m., Hastings, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave., (509) 327-6008.
Trina Lorraine - Signing her book “Mr. Jingles.” Friday, 4-7 p.m., Hastings, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342
Kenny Knight - Signing his book “Unknown Rockstar,” part autobiography and part guide to making it in the music business. Friday, 4-7 p.m., Hastings, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave., (509) 327-6008; Saturday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Frank Zafiro - Book release party for “Dead Even,” a compilation of short crime fiction stories. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hallett’s Chocolates, 1003 E. Trent Ave. (509) 487-3238
Jane Fritz - Reading, slide show, discussion and signing of her book “Legendary Lake Pend Oreille: Idaho’s Wilderness of Water.” Saturday, 1 p.m., Priest River Library. (208) 263-3573, ext. 115.
Deanna Davis - Presents her latest book, “Laugh, Cry, Eat Some Pie: A Down-To Earth Recipe For Living Mindfully.” Saturday , 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana, Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104
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