Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers - D. Andrew McChesney will speak on writing, publishing and marketing. McChesney is the author of “Beyond the Ocean’s Edge.” Everyone is welcome. Social begins at 2 p.m. Thursday, 3 p.m., Golden Corral Restaurant, 7117 N. Division St. Meal purchase is required at the door. (509) 489-2136.
Author Jess Steven Hughes – The author will sign copies of his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle.” Friday, 5-8 p.m., Spokane Valley Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 924-0667.
3 Minute Mic – Open-mic poetry. Read an original poem or a personal favorite. The “Remember the Word” featured reader this month is Mark Robbins, who’ll be reading works by Raymond Carver and William Carlos Williams. Content is not censored. Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Keep Calm and Sign On Storytelling Time - Held the first Saturday of the month for parents and children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired. Interpreter Training Program practicum students will provide interpreting services. Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 4750 N. Division St. (509) 482-4235.