Among local literary events over the coming week (free unless otherwise indicated):
Big Read Book Discussions - “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien. Today, 5-6:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Morrison Hall, Cheney, led by EWU Living Learning Centers; and Tuesday, 6 p.m., Fairchild Air Force Base Library. (509) 359-6977
Ravi Ravindra - Spiritual visionary presents his latest book, “The Spiritual Roots of Yoga: Royal Path to Freedom,” followed by question/answer session. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Poetry Scribes of Spokane - Wholesome poetry for ages 18 and older. Bring a favorite poem to read. Wednesday, 1 p.m., North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 796-2180
David Millican - Retired contractor presents his memoir, “The Home Farm Talks: A Boy Grows Up in a Kinder, Gentler Time.” Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Gary Ferguson - Nature and science writer will read from his work. Sponsored by the University of Idaho English department and the MFA Program in Creative Writing. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Law School Courtroom, Moscow. (208) 885-7251
Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers - Author and journalist Mark Cronk Farrell will discuss writing books for children. Thursday, noon, Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division St. Lunch purchase required at the door. (509) 325-2072
Maya Jewell Zeller - Presenting her poetry book “Rust Fish.” Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, Hagan Foundation Library, second floor, 1810 N. Greene St. (509) 313-6712
Elizabeth Berg - Discussing and signing her novel “Once Upon a Time, There Was You.” Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Joan Kopczynski - Signing her book “Lies, Spies and Conspiracies.” Friday, 3-6 p.m., Hastings, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342
Marie-Dominique Verdier - Sandpoint photographer presents her new book, “New Orleans Walls: Still Standing,” double-exposed photographs and biographical sketches of noteworthy New Orleans residents. Friday, 4-7:30 p.m., First Light Gallerie, 302 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 946-9308
James Vasquez - Retired University of Washington professor reads from his latest poetic adaptations of biblical writings, “The Psalms: In Verse” and “Words Jesus Spoke: In Verse.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
John R. Downes - Reading from his book “The Brother & Sister Act: A Tale of Stage, Screen and Espionage.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s at the Square, River Park Square, skywalk level, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 456-4775
Michele Glazer - Associate professor of English and director of creative writing at Portland State University, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, will read from her works in Whitworth University’s third annual Nadine Chapman Endowed Reading. Book sale and reception to follow. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall. (509) 777-3253
Jeremy Boggess - Signing his philosophical book “Thoughts: Responsibilities.” Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Hastings, 101 E. Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (509) 535-4342
Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of novels and short stories only (no poetry, nonfiction, memoirs, etc.) Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group and six to eight copies. Saturday, noon, Argonne Library, 4332 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 891-1695
Keith Dahlberg - Retired physician turned novelist signs copies of his latest book, “Samana Incident: A Crime Novel of Papua, New Guinea.” Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Literary Freedom Book Group - “Border Songs” by Jim Lynch. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
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