Spokane Poetry Slam - Poets have three minutes to perform original work without costumes, props or musical accompaniment. Sign-ups at 8 p.m., slam at 8:30 p.m. Email Isaac Grambo at email@example.com for details. Sunday, Scout, 1001 W. First St. $5/competitors or audience. (509) 869-2320.
Whitman County Library Community Book Club - Discussing “Hitching Rides with Buddha” by Will Ferguson. Copies are available upon request from the library. Tuesday, 6 p.m., Colfax Golf Club, 2402 N. Cedar St., Colfax. (509) 397-4366.
Author David Abrams – Discussion and signing of “Fobbit.” Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
“Maya Was Grumpy” - Maya wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. Find out what cures the grumpiness. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Inland Northwest Writers’ Guild - Local writers read from their latest works. We will also experiment with quick-writes during the session. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore Mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
“Let’s Talk About It” – Ron McFarland will talk about “We Sagebrush Folks” by Annie Pike Greenwood. Wednesday, 7 p.m., University of Idaho Library, Moscow. (208) 885-7521.
Author Paul Lindholdt – Lindholdt, an English professor at Eastern Washington University, won the 2012 Washington State Book Award for his book “In Earshot of Water: Notes from the Columbia Plateau.” He’ll speak Wednesday, 7 p.m., Whitworth University, Hence Union Building Multipurpose Room, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 777-3253.
Author Brand R. Schrand - Reading from his new memoir, “Works Cited: An Alphabetical Odyssey of Mayhem & Misbehavior.” Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-2669.
BookPeople Children’s Story Time - Thursday, 11 a.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-2669.
Author Julie Titone - Reading from the memoir that she co-authored with the late artist Grady Myers, “Boocoo Dinky Dow: My Short, Crazy Vietnam War.” Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Neill Public Library, 210 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. (509) 338-3254.
Author Nancy Allison Wright - Ernie “Allie” Allison learned to fly during WWI, helped open China to commercial aviation, worked for Chiang Kai-shek, and was a Boeing test pilot. His, story as told by his daughter. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
BookPeople Crafts and Story Time - Children are invited to work on a craft and hear a story. Friday, 11 a.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-2669.
“Downloading OverDrive Books to Your E-Reader” - Learn how to download OverDrive eBooks. Please bring your device. Call (509) 444-5385 to register. Saturday, South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.
Just Between Us: A Parent and Daughter Event - American Girl workshop based on “The Care and Keeping of You,” for girls age 8 and older. Saturday, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group, and six to eight copies. Saturday, noon, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 891-1695.
Author Therese Marszalek - Presenting “40 Days Devotional Journal.” Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
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