Spokane Poetry Slam - Poets have three minutes to perform their original work without the aid of costumes, props, or musical accompaniment. Judges, chosen from the audience at random, score the poem, and the poet with the highest cumulative score after two rounds wins $50. This event is all ages, but Spokane Poetry Slam does not censor for content. Sign-ups at 7 p.m., Slam at 7:30. Today, Boots Bakery, 24 W. Main Ave. $5/to compete; $5/suggested audience donation. (509) 703-7223.
Coeur d’Alene Teen Book Club - Participants will select books in different genres for each session. For ages 12-18. Monday, Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2315.
Digging Up Murder - Archaeologists, anthropologists, geologists and forensic scientists dig into the mysteries surrounding sudden and violent deaths. Collect some new mystery authors to try, and bring your favorites to share. Presented by Kandy Brandt, Spokane County Library District librarian and mystery maven. Tuesday, 2 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. (509) 893-8260; Thursday, 2 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. (509) 893-8340. Free.
Author Douglas Warrick – Reading, discussion and signing of “Plow the Bones,” a debut collection of bone-chilling short stories. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Coeur d’Alene Public Library Pageturners Books Club - Discussion of “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Wednesday, 10:15 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 426.
Madeline Storytime and Craft - “In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.” Come hear the classic story of Madeline and stay to color and decorate your own Madeline. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Literary Freedom Book Group - Discussion of Dana Gynther’s “Crossing on the Paris.” Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Don Gilmore – Reading, discussion and signing of “Our Best for His Glory,” a devotional book by former local pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Linda Kittell – Reading, discussion and signing of “Love Reports to Spring Training.” It is a collection of poems that tells the story of a baseball pitcher, the passion for baseball and love of the game. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Sarah Reijonen - Reading, discussion and signing of “Country Girl: Letting Love and Wanderlust Take the Reins.” A memoir about travels, adventures and soul searching. Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Happy Birthday Harry Potter Party - Don your dress robes and crack open some butterbeer, because it is time for a party. Join us for food, games, and prizes. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, including novels and short stories. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group as well as six to eight copies of your work. Group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at noon. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 891-1695.
Author Seth Holmes – Reading, discussion and signing of “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farm Workers in the United States.” Drawing on five years of fieldwork among the Triqui people from Oaxaca, Mexico, Holmes investigates local understandings of suffering and illness. He explores stereotypes and prejudices as they relate to the transnational labor that puts cheap food on American tables. Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.