Spokane Poetry Slam - Every third Sunday. Slam poetry is a form of competitive performed poetry in which poets are judged by five members of the audience chosen at random. 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-up at 8 p.m.; slam at 8:30 p.m. For more information email Isaac Grambo at email@example.com. All ages are welcome, but content is not censored. Please use discretion. Today, Scout, 1001 W. First St. $5/competitors or audience. (509) 869-2320.
Storytelling Company - True (and not-so-true) tales of the West and the rest of the planet. PG-rated. Dinner available at 5 p.m., show starts at 6. 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.
Author Linda Konecny - The author will be signing copies of her latest book, “Dave’s Thanksgiving: A Visit from Grandma.” Part of the Daver Dog Adventures series for ages 2-8. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 888-361-9473.
Authors Diane Mercer and Marilyn Cork - Signing of their recently released book, “Priest River and Priest Lake: Kaniksu Country,” which recounts the history of the area. Today, noon-2 p.m., Hastings Books, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464.
“On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods”- Signing and presentation by authors Bruce Bjornstad and Eugene Kiver. Today, 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Books are Fun Book and Gift Fair - Book and gift items for all ages at discounted prices. All proceeds benefit Touchmark senior activities. Open to the public. Monday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Touchmark on South Hill Retirement Community, 2929 S. Waterford Drive. Free admission. (509) 953-3246.
Books are Fun Book and Gift Fair - Book and gift items for all ages at discounted prices. All proceeds benefit the Relay for Life. Open to the public. Tuesday, noon-2 p.m., Providence St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, 500 E. Webster, Chewelah, Wash. Free admission. (509) 953-3246.
Happy Thanksgiving Preschool Storytime and Craft - Listen to Thanksgiving stories and paint some turkeys. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Spokane Valley Library Book Club - Discuss “Beautiful Ruins,” by Jess Walter. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George - Listen to a Curious George story followed by crafts and treats. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Author Jess Steven Hughes - Book signing by local author of his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle.” Friday, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Owls and Bats, Oh My! - Listen to stories about fuzzy and feathered friends and share in a craft. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction writing. Novels and short stories only. No poetry, nonfiction or memoirs. Bring 5-10 pages to read to the group and 6-8 copies. Saturday. Noon, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 891-1695.
Author D. A. Williams - Local mystery writer presents a selection of his work including “Bishop’s Revenge” and his upcoming release, “The Blue Butterfly Tattoo.” Saturday. Noon-2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Authors Bobby Wilhelm and Faye Higbee - Book signing of “Bobby Convict, School of Hard Knocks,” the life story of a former drug kingpin from Post Falls. Saturday. Noon, Bob’s 21 Club, 212 Seltice Way, Post Falls. (208) 691-1073 or (208) 651-3400.
Author Miles Athey - Presents “Crab Creek Chronicles: The Expansion,” the second book in his fiction series set in Spokane and Ritzville in the 1880s. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Jess Steven Hughes - Signs his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle.” Saturday, 4-8 p.m., Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.