Spokane Poetry Slam - Held every third Sunday. Poets have three minutes to perform their own original work without costumes, props or musical accompaniment. There are two rounds and scores are added together. The highest-scoring poet at the end of two rounds wins. Sign-ups at 8 p.m., slam at 8:30 p.m. For more information email Isaac Grambo at firstname.lastname@example.org. All ages are welcome, but content is not censored. Please use discretion. Tonight, Scout, 1001 W. First Ave. $5/competitors or audience. (509) 869-2320.
Author Daniel P. O’Rourke - Former Marine brings a wide variety of fictional characters to life as he presents his collection of short stories, “Unknown Roads.” Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Sleepytime Preschool Storytime and Craft - Listen to some stories about sleep and bedtime and make a mobile to decorate your bedroom. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips - New York Times best-selling romance author will discuss and sign copies of her latest release, “Great Escape.” Wednesday, 6 p.m. at Coeur d’Alene Hastings store, 101 Best Ave. (208) 664-0464.
Inland Northwest Writers Guild - Discuss the latest news about the publishing industry and pick up some pointers from established writers. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
NOOK Simple Touch Class - Learn how to use NOOK Simple Touch. Thursday, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Author Joseph D. Drumheller - Presents his book, “The Subconscious, the Divine, and Me: A Spiritual Guide for the Day-to-Day Pilgrim.” Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Ladybug Girl and Bingo Storytime - Listen to Lulu’s latest adventure and do a puzzle or color a picture. Saturday, 1 p.m., Auntie’s at the Square, River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 456-4775.
Author Joe Robert Wilkins - Award-winning author presents his memoir, “The Mountains and the Fathers: Growing Up on the Big Dry.” Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.