Fairy Tales Seminar - Elisabeth Buxton, Whitworth University, will talk about the lives of the Grimm Brothers and some of the more popular fairy tales: “The Frog Prince,” “Rapunzel,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Rumpelstiltskin” and “Snow White.” Monday, 1 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Free, donations accepted. (509) 327-1584.
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 Crag Hill - WSU graduate students Owen Williams and Sarah Thaller will join Hill in a reading performance of the essays from “The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998-2008,” followed by a question-and-answer session. Copies will be available for sale and signing. Hill, co-editor of the anthology, is a 1990 graduate of San Francisco State, and teaches English education at Washington State University. Refreshments will be provided, and wine and beer will be available for purchase. Wednesday, 7 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-2669.
“Let’s Talk About It” - Five-part series of book discussions brings adult reading groups together with humanities scholars to discuss fine literature. Thursday, Lesa Luders will talk about “Thousand Pieces of Gold” by Ruth Ann McCunn; Feb. 26, Barbara Meldrum will speak on “Home Below Hell’s Canyon” by Grace E. Jordan; and March 20, Ron McFarland will talk on “We Sagebrush Folks” by Annie Pike Greenwood. All programs will begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public. The programs will be held in the Great Room at the 1912 Center in Moscow, program on March 20 will be at the University of Idaho Library. Refreshments will be served. University of Idaho, 709 Deakin Ave., Moscow. (208) 885-7521.
Poetry Out Loud - Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! Programs hosts the regional competition for Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation competition that encourages high school students to learn the complexity and beauty of poetry through memorization and public recitation. Thursday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free.
Author Miriam Foster - Her debut novel, “City of a Thousand Dolls,” is set in a world brimming with deadly mystery, forbidden romance and heart-stopping adventure. Copies will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments provided. Friday, 7 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-2669.
Valentine’s Day Storytime - Featuring “The Perfect Hug,” along with activities and treats. Saturday, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.
Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction, novels and short stories. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group and six to eight copies. Group meets second and fourth Saturdays of the month, noon, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 891-1695.
The Occasional Reading Series - Students from the University of Idaho Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program will read from their original works. Eric Greenwell, a musician and student in the program, will be providing entertainment during intermission. Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Old World Cafe, 533 S. Main St., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-7521.