Palouse Cowboy Poets and Musicians – Featured performer will be Elliott Marks. Participating poets are J.B. Barber, Darleane Norskog, Marlene Ryan, Dave Wahl and “Silver Buckle” winner Dick Warwick. Participating musicians are “Awesome” Aasen, Lee Hadwiger and Maxine Larson. Today, 2 p.m., Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $7. (509) 229-3414.
Good Food Book Club - Presented by the Moscow Food Co-op. Discussion on “Sheepish,” by Catherine Friend. Today, 7-8:30 p.m., event will be at a private residence. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions, Moscow. (208) 882-8537.
Author David Shapiro – Author will discuss his series “Terra Tempo.” The educational graphic novels are written for elementary-aged students. Copies will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments provided. Monday, 4-7 p.m., BookPeople, 521 South Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-2669.
“Let’s Talk About It” - Book discussions bring adult reading groups together with humanities scholars to discuss fine literature. Continues Tuesday, Barbara Meldrum will speak on “Home Below Hell’s Canyon” by Grace E. Jordan; 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. Tuesday’s program will be in the Great Room at the 1912 Center in Moscow; the March 20 program will be at the University of Idaho Library. Refreshments will be served. (208) 885-7521.
Author Nikky Finney - She will discuss her National Book Award-winning poetry book “Head Off & Split.” Finney has received the PEN American Open Book Award and the Benjamin Franklin Award for Poetry. Finney is the Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Kentucky and is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets. Finney will also participate in a question-and-answer session at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Foley Teleconference Room. Part of the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 313-6681.
Coeur d’Alene Public Library Pageturners Books Club - Upcoming discussions: Wednesday, “The Road From Coorain” by Jill Ker Conway; March 27, “The Space Between Us” by Thrifty Umrigar. All discussions at 10:15 a.m., 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 426.
Spokane College Women’s Association presents Jay Richards - Richards directs the Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality, and is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics. He co-authored the best-selling book “Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late.” Reservations required. Tuesday, Noon, Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St. $30. (509) 368-0695.
“Snow Happy” - Waking up to a snow-covered world, children dash outdoors. Follow along as they playfully romp through the freshly fallen snow in this story by Patricia Hubbell. Treats provided. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.
Haiku for Adults - Examples, instruction and participation. No previous poetry experience is required. Friday, 10-11:30 a.m., Community Colleges of Spokane, Institute for Extended Learning, Magnuson Building, 2917 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Room 121. $13.
Author Bonnie Gilbert - Reading, signing and discussion of her book “Building for War: The Epic Saga of the Civilian Contractors and Marines of Wake Island in War World II.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Bobby Wilhelm - Book signing of “Bobby Convict, School of Hard Knocks.” Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Super 1 Foods, 805 E. Polston Ave., Post Falls. (208) 651-3400.
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