Among local literary events over the coming week (free unless otherwise indicated):
Author’s Corner at Spokane Women’s Show - Today, 10:30 a.m., Katie Youngren; 11:30 a.m., Dawn Nelson. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 220-0145.
In Conversation with Matthew Dickman - The contemporary poet will read from his latest book, “All-American Poem,” and discuss his translation of pop culture into poetry. Part of Get Lit! Today, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $15. (800) 325-SEAT
Community Reading - Writers of all ages may share up to 10 minutes of work with the audience. Part of Get Lit! Today. registration 12:30 p.m., readings 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Zone 4 Reading Series - To celebrate both National Poetry Month and Get Lit!, the series presents a memorial reading of North Idaho poet Dick Case’s posthumous publication, “Trudging through Moose Creek.” Today, 3-5 p.m., John Thamm Gallery, Hutton Building, 11 S. Washington St. (509) 951-3374
101-Word Fiction Showdown - Featuring eight finalists selected from online entries sent to the Pacific Northwest Inlander. Part of Get Lit! Today, 3:30-5 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Good Food Book Club - . “The Hundred-Year Lie: How to Protect Yourself from Chemicals That Are Destroying Your Health,” by Randall Fitzgerald. Hosted by the Moscow Food Co-op. Today. 7-8:30 p.m. at a private residence in Moscow, Idaho; email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions. (208) 882-8537
The Heart of Spirituality - Book discussion series focuses on religious or spiritual themes. “Man’s Search for Meaning,” a memoir by Viktor Frankl, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5386
Spokane Valley Library Book Club - “Cleopatra: a Life,” by Stacy Schiff. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400
Inland NW Writers Guild - Join a network of supportive writers to help chart a course to publishing your own work. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Get to Know Your NOOK - For new users. Thursday. 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble Children’s Department, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories (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. (509) 891-1695
John R. Downes - Signing his book “The Brother and Sister Act: A Tale of Stage, Screen and Espionage.” Saturday, 1-5 p.m., Hastings, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008
Jane Kirkpatrick, Carole Estby Dagg and Linda Lawrence Hunt - Discussing their books “The Daughter’s Walk,” “The Year We Were Famous” and “Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America,” about Estby’s walk from Spokane to New York City in 1896 with her 19-year-old daughter to win a $10,000 prize. Friday, 2 p.m., Rockford Historical Museum, 10 S. First St., Rockford; and Saturday. 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206