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Literary Calendar

Storytelling Company Celebration - Celebrating 12 years of “true (and not so true) stories of the West.” Dinner available at 5 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. Reservations requested. Today, Ivano’s Ristorante Italiano, 102 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. $10/general, $6/age 11 and younger, plus dinner and beverages. (208) 263-0211.

Silver Spur Western Gathering - Western music, cowboy poetry, trade show, authors’ corner and cowboy church. Today, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with cowboy church from 10 a.m.-noon. Fundraiser for Because There is Hope “Faye’s House.” Authors appearing include Frank Zafiro, Bon Manion, Joan Kopcynski, Michael Marsden, Joyce Caudel, Chuck Lehman, Vern Hopkins, Kerry McGinn, C.K. Crigger and Dawn Nelson, who will answer questions and sign their books. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $35/day. (509) 258-6851.

Light and Easy Ladies Group - Drop in to knit, crochet, eat snacks and discuss this month’s book, “The Bungalow” by Sarah Jio. Today, 1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

WAC Spokane Book Club - Join the World Affairs Council for the first 2012 WAC Spokane Reads, a quarterly discussion group centered around a book we all read. The current book is “That Used to Be Us: How America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back” by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum. Today, 3:30 p.m., Zola, 22 W. Main Ave.

Good Food Book Club - Hosted by the Moscow Food Co-op. Discuss “A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France,” by Georgeanne Brennan and enjoy dessert provided by the co-op. Today, 7-8:30 p.m. Held at a private residence. Email for directions. Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537.

Friends of the Cheney Library Book Discussion Group - Tuesday, “Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” by Jamie Ford. 7 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 235-4490.

Cultural Reading for English Language Learners - Part-time instructor Joshua Porter presents a reading event for English language learners. Authors Nikki Weller, Scott Eubanks, Carol Dahmen, Maya Jewell Zeller and Zan Agzigian read essays, fiction and poetry that celebrates the beauty and variety of the English language. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Coeur d’Alene Public Library Pageturners Books Club - Wednesday, “Oranges,” by John McPhee. 10:15 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 426.

Deer Park Library Book Club - Group will discuss “A Murder in Tuscany” by Christobel Kent. Wednesday, noon, Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - Story will be “Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator” by Mo Willems. Also enjoy crafts and treats. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 922-4104.

Authors Mary Ellen McCaffree and Anne M. Corbett - Former Washington state representative McCaffrey and co-author Corbett present their book, “Politics of the Possible: The Decade our American Democracy Worked.” Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Brady Udall - Spring Reading Series co-sponsored by BookPeople and the University of Idaho English Department and MFA Creative Writing Program. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-2669.

Author Jim Stinson - His book, “Remembering the B: The History of Washington State “B” Basketball Tournament” is filled with facts, photos and trivia for any B basketball lover. The foreword is written by Sherman Alexie. Thursday at St. John Library. 6:30 p.m. (509) 397-4366.

Diversity Monologues - Second annual competition will feature a performance by former National Poetry Slam Champion, Shihan The Poet. Thursday, 7 p.m., Gonzaga University, Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 313-4105.

Poets Up! - The Blue Door Theatre Players are inspired by guest poets’ made-up-on-the-spot poems and the poets are inspired by the players’ take on their poems. This all improvised show is suitable for general audiences. Friday, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general, $7/students/military/seniors. (509) 747-7045.

Volunteer with Get Lit! - Volunteers are needed to: distribute posters and programs, help out at information tables, judge poetry slams, set up and tear down book tables, transport authors, and serve as ushers and ticket takers. Send your name, phone number, and email address to no later than Saturday. If you have particular events you’d like to volunteer for or specific times you know you are available, include that information in your message.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - Story will be “M.O.M.” by Doreen Cronin and Laura Cornell. Also enjoy crafts and treats. Saturday, 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 922-4104.

Author Chuck Lehman - Local author presents his latest novel, “Asher.” Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Hastings Books - South, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342.

Author Frank Peretti - Christian thriller writer will sign his newest book, “Illusion.” Saturday, 1 p.m., Hastings Books - Coeur d’Alene, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene (208) 664-0464.