Write and Publish Your Own Book - Learn tools and shortcuts to get your book printed and available for your fans to purchase and enjoy within a few short hours. Held Mondays, 6-9 p.m. through Jan. 23. Institute for Extended Learning, Magnuson Building, 2917 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Room 120, Spokane. $69. (509) 279-6030.
Auntie’s Morning Book Group - Discussion of “The Housekeeper and the Professor” by Yoko Igawa. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Literature by African Americans Book Group - Discussion of “The Wedding” by Dorothy West. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Emmanuel Family Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Court. Free. (509) 255-6013.
Auntie’s Evening Book Group - Discussing “A Novel Bookstore” by Laurence Cosse. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Tin Pencil Writers Group - A fiction writers group open to the high school students and older on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. You may bring some of your own work to share with the group or just come and listen to other aspiring writers. Wednesday, 6 p.m., Tinman Too, 811 W. Garland Ave. Free. (509) 325-1500.
E-Books: Downloading from Auntie’s Site - E-book readers who like to buy their literature from a local bookstore are invited to this event that will provide an easy explanation of how to download books from Auntie’s website. Auntie’s manager, Melissa, will explain the simplest method and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Ink Slingers Writers Workshop - With author Terry Hughes. He has experience with arsonists, having been the chief of the Paradise (California) Volunteer Fire Department formed in response to the 1990 Painted Cave Fire which was set by an arsonist and burned more than 500 homes, and presents his first novel, “Burning Paradise.” Friday, 10 a.m.-noon, Moose Murals and Art Gallery, 3950 Third Ave., Loon Lake, Wash. $5, includes appetizers. (509) 233-8421; also Saturday. 2-4 p.m., Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.
Literary Freedom Book Group - Discussion of “Nocturnes” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
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