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Book signing with Silverwood owner Gary Norton - Norton has written his personal stories and memories that led to the creation of Silverwood Theme Park in his book, “American Theme Park.” Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. Highway 95, Coeur d’Alene. Silverwood admission. (208) 683-3400.

Fourth Annual Hemingway Festival - Tuesday-Thursday. A celebration of Ernest Hemingway, his well-known love for Idaho and the university’s longstanding publication of the scholarly journal The Hemingway Review. Events include: Hemingway Foundation/PEN award-winning author Teju Cole reading from his novel “Open City” on Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center; a presentation by Hemingway scholar Sandra Spanier, editor of the Hemingway Letters Project on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Pritchard Art Gallery; a Hemingway-inspired feast and cocktail hour catered by The Black Cypress at the 1912 Center in Moscow on Wednesday, 4:30; and a free screening of the Woody Allen film, “Midnight in Paris” at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center on Thursday at 7 p.m. Following the film there will be an author meet-and-greet with live jazz and a book fair at 9 p.m., BookPeople. Events are free and open to the public, except for the Moveable Feast. University of Idaho, 709 Deakin Ave., Moscow, Idaho. Free; feast is $85. (208) 885-6111.

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 Duane Becker - Vice president of the Pend Oreille County Historical Society, presents his book, “Mount Spokane,” a pictorial history which includes more than 200 vintage images and highlights of the mountain beginning in the 1920s. 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 a writing club 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, pen and paper and inspiration provided by SCLD. Thursday, 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Author Victoria Ann Thorpe - She presents her book, “Cages.” In this memoir, Thorpe claims her sister was wrongfully convicted of a 1988 murder in California. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Deer Park Friends Book Sale - Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Deer Park Auto Freight Storage site, 2405 E. Crawford Ave., Deer Park. (509) 893-8300.

Author Sharon Coleman - Book signing of “The Christmas Calf.” Friday, 5-7 p.m., 109 W. Main, Ritzville. (888) 361-9473.

Character Sketch Funshop - Meet illustrator Tom Quinn, creator of outdoor murals including the new Gonzaga basketball scene on the corner of Hamilton Street and Sharp Avenue and the giant marmot at Sprague Avenue and Division Street. Quinn will demonstrate the art of the quick character sketch. Friday, 6 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Grandparents Day Storytime - Listen to some stories in recognition of National Grandparents Day and then make a card to give to your own grandparents. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. 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.

Author Jess Steven Hughes - Book signing by local author of his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle.” Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Chicken Storytime - Join for stories featuring our farm animal friends. Saturday, 1 p.m., Auntie’s at the Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-4775.

Author D. Andrew McChesney - Book signing of “Beyond the Ocean’s Edge: A Stone Island Sea Story.” Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Hastings - Spokane Valley, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-0667.


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