Among local literary events over the coming week (free unless otherwise indicated):
Inland Northwest Writers Guild - Join other writers to discuss the latest news about the publishing industry. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206
Micro Fiction Workshop - Write and share these power-packed miniature tales (one page or less) with local writers and Spokane County Library District staffer Sharma Shields. Wednesday, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; also Saturday, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 893-8400
Nook 1st Edition Class - Learn how to use the original Nook reader. Thursday, 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104
Nook Simple Touch Class - Learn how to use the latest Nook model. Thursday, 8 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104
Friends of the Airway Heights Library Book Sale - Proceeds support various library programs, activities and services. Saturday-Aug. 20, 9 a.m., Hicks Open Market Building, 12435 W. 13th Ave., Airway Heights. (509) 893-8250
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