Spokane Poetry Slam - Held 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. Sign-ups at 8 p.m., slam is 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. Sunday, Scout, 1001 W. First Ave. $5/competitors or audience. (509) 869-2320.
Birthday Party for “Mudgy & Millie” - Children’s author Susan Nipp and illustrator Charles Reasoner will read from and sign copies of their book, “Mudgy & Millie.” Sculptor Terry Lee will also discuss his life-size sculptures located along Coeur d’Alene’s Mudgy Trail. There will also be jugglers and birthday cake. Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2315.
Author John Wulf - Montana poet reads selections and signs copies of his new book, “Lady Who Loves the Whisper.” Sunday, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206; also Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Hastings Books - Coeur d’Alene, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464; and Saturday, noon-3 p.m., Hastings - Moscow, 2230 W. Pullman Road, Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8912.
Author Ivan Doig - Best-selling author returns with “The Bartender’s Tale.” Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Days of the Week Preschool Storytime and Craft - Listen to stories about days of the week. Make colorful paper chains to remember their names. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Barnes & Noble Storytime - Listen to “Bear’s Loose Tooth” by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Cookbook Tasting - Hosted by Bookpeople. Sample various food from recipes in Allyson Kramer’s cookbook, “Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats.” Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-2669.
Inland Northwest Writers Guild - Discuss the latest news about the publishing industry. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale - Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Downtown Library , 906 W. Main Ave., meeting rooms 1A and 1B. Free. (509) 444-5331.
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.
“Where Are You Perry Mason?” - Lecture by author Scott Turow celebrating Gonzaga University’s centennial and will include sales of the newly released “Celebrating Gonzaga School of Law: The First 100 years,” by Dan Webster. A book signing and reception follow the lecture. Thursday, 7 p.m., GU’s Martin Centre, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 313-3759.
Festival of Arts in West Central - Friday, opening night with hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m., welcome and greeting at 6:45 p.m. and a live auction benefitting the Book Parlor at 7 p.m. 1425 W. Broadway Ave. $5. (509) 328-6527.
Author Andrea Palpant Dilley - Whitworth graduate will read from her memoir, “Faith and Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt.” Friday, 7 p.m., Whitworth University, Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 777-3253.
Author Jess Steven Hughes - Book signing of his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle.” Saturday, Hastings Books - Coeur d’Alene, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464.
Friends of Argonne Library Used-Book Sale - Books, DVDs and VHS tapes, priced 50 cents to $1. Proceeds will support the Argonne Library. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. (509) 924-9308.
The Secret of the Fortune Wookie Origami Event - Celebrate a new book, “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie,” with games and freebies. Make your own Fortune Wookies. 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 5-10 pages to read and 6-8 copies. Saturday,noon, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 891-1695.
Author Kim Jones - Champion distance runner presents her memoir, “Dandelion Growing Wild.” Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Otsukimi, Japanese Moon Viewing Festival - Join activities during this traditional event with dango (Japanese sweets), haiku and calligraphy. There will also be a Japanese Tea Ceremony demonstration as well as Japanese music. Saturday, 7 p.m., Mukogawa Japanese Cultural Center, 4001 W. Randolph Road. $3 each, $1 each for children younger than 12. (509) 328-2971.