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Literary Calendar

Among local literary events over the coming week (free unless otherwise indicated):

Priscilla Wegars - Presentation and book signing of “Imprisoned in Paradise: Japanese Road Workers at the Kooskia Internment Camp.” Tuesday, 7 p.m., Hayden Library; Wednesday, 6 p.m., Spirit Lake Library; Thursday, 7 p.m., Post Falls Library; Friday, 6 p.m., Athol Library; Saturday, 2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, and 5 p.m., Pinehurst Library. (208) 683-2979

Auntie’s Morning Book Group - “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Literature by African Americans Book Group - “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment,” by Steven Harvey. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Emmanuel Family Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Court. (509) 255-6013

Auntie’s Evening Book Group - “The Museum of Innocence” by Orhan Pamuk. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Dennis Held - Will read from and discuss his latest poetry collection, “Ourself.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

East Side Library Access Kick-off Party - Live music, food and drinks, partial fine forgiveness and book raffle, presented by Citizens to Save the East Side Library. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 524 S. Stone St. (509) 434-9680

Spokane’s Big Read - Gary Duvall and Emily Duvall lead a discussion of Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam novel “The Things They Carried”; also Diana K. McLean, founder of Poetic Justice, will read from a forthcoming anthology titled “We Also Served: Stories From Military Families.” Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of 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

Rich Leon - Presents his book “Nature Exploring in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.” Saturday, noon, Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-0667

John Astle - Montana author signs copies of his book, “Only in Butte: Stories off the Hill.” Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Kenn Nesbitt - Children’s poet will present his new book “More Bears.” Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-3001

Literary Freedom Book Group - “The White Garden” by Stephanie Barron. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Kim Barnes - Reads from her book “In the Wilderness.” Saturday, 2 p.m., Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. (208) 772-5612, ext. 121

Joan Kopzynski - Signing her book “Lies, Spies and Conspiracies.” Saturday, 4-7 p.m., Hastings, 101 E. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464