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Author Angela Breidenbach – The author will talk about her newly released book, “A Healing Heart.” It is the latest in the “Quilts of Love” series by Abingdon Press. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893 8260.

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.

Hands-on Zine Workshop - Zines are self-published mini-magazines printed in small numbers. This workshop will offer insight into the publishing world, the facts about self-publishing, copyright and the reliability of information. Sponsored by the University of Idaho Library. Wednesday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., University of Idaho Library, main floor, 850 Rayburn St., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6066.

Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers - Author Loren Robinson will speak on writing audio books. Thursday, noon, Teppanyaki Restaurant, 5504 N. Division St. Lunch purchase is required at the door. (509) 325-9922.

Author T.R. Ritchie – His latest project is an anthology of poems and illustrations entitled “Works on Paper.” He will play a selection of his songs, read from his poetry collection and display some of his original artwork. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Jess Steven Hughes – Hughes will be signing copies of his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle.” Friday, 3-8 p.m., Hastings Spokane Valley, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-0667.

“3 Minute Mic” Open Mic Poetry - Isaac Grambo with “Remember the Word” guest reader John Whalen. Sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Free Comic Book Weekend – Saturday and Sunday. Come choose two free comic books, free sketches for kids and get your picture taken with famous characters on Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and May 5 from 10 a.m.-noon. A costume contest with prizes and Martin Monsterman book release party on May 5 at 4 p.m. Free comics books will be offered Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Merlyn’s, 19 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 624-0957.

Author C.K. Crigger – The author will be signing her China Bohannon historical mystery series and chatting about the Spokane area in the 1890s. Also, the Worley Historical Society will sponsor an arts and crafts fair. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Worley Grange Hall, Worley.

Free Comic Book Day 2013! - Guest appearances by Batman, Captain America and the 501st Star Wars group; plus anime and manga characters will appear throughout the day. Thousands of free comics including a special edition “Walking Dead” comic. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Comic Book Shop, 3207 N. Division St.; and NorthTown Mall, second floor, 4750 N Division St. Free. (509) 326-7018.

Authors Su Williams and Katelyn Schneider – The authors will discuss and sign their books. Saturday, noon-2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Jim Miller - Miller has written “The Handbook for the Bee Loving Beekeeper.” He will be available to discuss beekeeping and answer any questions. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.