Author Jennifer Malone Wright - Idaho author returns with her latest novel, “Vampire Hunter’s Daughter.” Today, 1:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Books are Fun Book and Gift Fair - Monday-Friday. Items for all ages at discounted prices. Benefiting foster children. Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Rock Pointe III, 1330 N. Washington St., hallway near Rock Cafe. Free admission. (509) 953-3246.
Animals in Winter - Listen to stories about animals and enjoy a wintery craft. Wednesday, 10:30 a.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.
Author Jan Cline - Cline, founder and director of the Inland Northwest Christian Writers Conference, discusses her book, “A Heart Out of Hiding.” Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
T.W.I.N.E. - Teen Writers of the Inland Empire is for Spokane County teenagers in grades 6-12. No registration is required. We write fiction and poetry, and share our work in an encouraging and positive environment. Sponsored by the Spokane County Library District. Thursday, 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Authors Judy Rogers and Sarah Porter - Local authors were friends before they teamed up to write a novel, and are still friends after its publication. Join them tonight as they present “Hot Cross Buns,” featuring the fictional Manito Bakery. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author D. Andrew McChesney - Book signing of “Beyond the Ocean’s Edge: A Stone Island Sea Story.” Friday, 3 p.m., Hastings Books - South, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342.
Author Laura Read – Read, who teaches composition, literature and creative writing at Spokane Falls Community College, will share poems from her latest collection “Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Holidays of the Season - Hanukkah, winter solstice, Christmas and Kwanzaa are just some of the many holidays celebrated this time of year. Come hear stories of some of these traditions and take part in a craft. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. No poetry, nonfiction, memoirs, etc., please. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group and six to eight copies. Saturday. Noon, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 891-1695.
This Moose Belongs to Me Storytime - Listen to a reading of Oliver Jeffers’ latest, “This Moose Belongs to Me,” and other favorites. Saturday, 1 p.m., Auntie’s at the Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-4775.
Authors Suzanne and Tony Bamonte - Historians and publishers sign copies of their books including “Spokane: Our Early History.” Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Jess Steven Hughes - Book signing of his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle.” Saturday, 1-5 p.m., Hastings Books - South, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342.
Author Julie Titone - Former reporter for The Spokesman-Review will sign copies of a memoir, “Boocoo Dinky Dow: My Short Crazy Vietnam War,” which she co-authored with Grady Myers, a professional illustrator and Vietnam veteran. Saturday, 3-5 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.