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Literary Calendar

Author Stephen Shepperd - Book signing of “Hydromania: A History of the Diamond Cup.” The book gives a comprehensive history of the Diamond Cup hydroplane races and Coeur d’Alene’s love/hate relationship with boat racing. Today, 1-4 p.m., Hastings Books, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464.

BootSlam - All ages performance poetry competition organized by Spokane Poetry Slam. Poets will have three minutes per round to perform their original work, without the aid of costumes, props, or musical accompaniment. Five audience judges, chosen at random, score the work. The poet with the highest score after two rounds wins the $50 grand prize. This event is open to poets and fans of all ages, but Spokane Poetry Slam does not censor for content. Sign-ups at 7 p.m. Today, 7:30 p.m., Boots Bakery, 24 W. Main Ave. $5 for competitors or suggested donation for spectators. (509) 703-7223.

Books are Fun Fundraiser - Items for all ages at discounted prices. Benefits foster children. Open to the public. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rock Pointe East, 1313 N. Atlantic Ave. (509) 953-3246.

Writing Workshop - Each day media outlets are flooded with press releases. The workshop will discuss what your organization can do to make your press release stand out. Presented by Tracy Simmons, editor of Spokane Faith & Values. Monday, 4:30-6 p.m., Liberty Park Methodist Church, 1526 E. 11th Ave. $10. (509) 240-1830.

Author Jane Cody – Reading, discussion and signing of “Birthing Eternity,” a book that explores the correlation between documented history and biblical prophecy. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

“If You Take a Mouse to the Movies” - What happens when you give a mouse a cookie? Or take him to the movies? Come for story time and find out. Stay for some popcorn and coloring as Auntie’s celebrates the 25th anniversary of the original “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Poetry Scribes of Spokane - Wholesome poetry for ages 18 and older. Bring a favorite poem to read. Wednesday, 1 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 796-2180.

Author Paula Marie Coomer - Sample some dessert recipes from her new cookbook, “Blue Moon Vegetarian,” as part of Moscow First Thursday. Come meet the author, listen to live holiday music from the Palouse Choral Society and enjoy a dessert and warm beverage. Thursday, 5-8 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-2669.

Author Karen Spears Zacharias - The remote mountain setting of her novel, “Mother of Rain,” conceals misery, mystery, and madness - but also love, which comes in many forms. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Three Minute Mic - Open mic poetry. Read an original poem or a personal favorite. Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m., event begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

“Sara Elizabeth, Little-Miss Know-It-All” - Local authors Lorene Keen and Monica Brandner introduce their charming new book and we’ll hear how Sara Elizabeth learns to use her manners to cheer up a friend who is sad. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Deby Fredericks - Local fantasy author will sign copies of her latest novel, “The Seven Exalted Orders.” Saturday, 1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Michael Koep - Reading, discussion and signing of his fantasy-filled novel, “The Invasion of Heaven,” a psychological thriller that takes the reader from Idaho to Italy. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

“The Telling of Winter Tales” - Literary reading featuring Jonathan Johnson and Shawn Vestal, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Saturday, 3 p.m., Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 255-4410.