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Literary Calendar

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

Kim Barker - The former Spokesman-Review reporter will discuss her memoir “Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan.” 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

Frank Zafiro - Local mystery writer reads from “And Every Man Has to Die,” the fourth novel in his River City Crime Series. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

John Phillip Newell - Celtic spirituality scholar and author will present a seminar, “A New Harmony: The Spirit of the Earth, and the Human Soul.” Talk and book signing Friday, 7-8:30 p.m.; seminar Saturday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $20/Friday, $40/Saturday, $50/both days. (509) 995-3288

T. Dawn Richard - Mystery author will sign copies of her books including her latest, “Par for the Corpse,” featuring detective May List. Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Steven Hawley - Author of “Recovering a Lost River: Removing Dams, Rewilding Salmon, Revitalizing Communities” will discuss the current state of salmon in the Columbia and Snake rivers along with documentary filmmaker Jim Norton (“Salmon: Running the Gauntlet”). Books will be available for purchase. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington St. Reservations appreciated. (509) 747-2030

Monica Brandner - Local beauty consultant will discuss “Radiance: The Finishing Touch,” her contribution to the anthology “My Style My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Your Style Today.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206

Free Comic Book Weekend at Merlyn’s - Including costume contest with prizes. Saturday and May 8 starting at 10 a.m., free sketches for children 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Merlyn’s, 19 W. Main Ave. (509) 624-0957

Free Comic Book Day - With special appearances by Batman and “Star Wars” characters (call for appearance times). Saturday, 10 a.m., NorthTown Mall, 4750 N. Division St., first floor. (509) 487-4175

Free Comic Book Day - Saturday, The Comic Book Shop, 1401 N. Division St. (509) 326-7018

Barbara Olivo Cagle - Signing her book about her mother, “16 X Mom: A Mastery of Motherhood.” Saturday and May 8, 1-5 p.m., Hastings Books, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008

Devi Fournier - Local author signs copies of her book “The Gift Exchange.” Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Smitten Boutique, Coeur d’Alene Plaza Shops, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 665-7467


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