Storytelling Company - True (and not so true) tales of the West and the rest of the planet. Always PG-rated. Dinner at 5 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. Reservations requested. Sunday, Ivano’s Ristorante Italiano, 102 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. $10/general, $6/ages 11 and younger, plus dinner and beverages. (208) 263-0211.
Annual Diversity Monologues - Featuring guest Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, the author of “Inside Outside Outside Inside” (2004), “Thought Crimes” (2005), “No Sugar Please” (2008) and “Further She Wrote” (2010). Tuesday, 7 p.m., Gonzaga University, Jepson-Wolff Auditorium, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-4220.
Coeur d’Alene Public Library Pageturners Books Club - “The Space Between Us” by Thrifty Umrigar. Wednesday, 10:15 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 426.
“The Lamb and the Butterfly” - Hear a story about a lamb who is very dependent on her mother until she meets a butterfly. After a terrible storm, something tragic happens to the butterfly and only lamb and mother can help. Treats provided. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Literary Freedom Book Group - Discussion of “The Flight of Gemma Hardy” by Margot Livesey. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Authors Laura Read and Maya Zeller - Part of the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series. Read and Zeller will participate in a question-and-answer session before the reading at 2 p.m. in the Foley Center Library’s Teleconference Room. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 313-6681.
BookPeople Children’s Story Time - Children are invited to listen to a story. Thursday, 11 a.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-2669.
Author Amy Hatvany - Presenting her latest novel, “Heart Like Mine.” She is also the author of “Outside the Lines” and “Best Kept Secret.” Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author David Gates - His novels include “Jernigan” and “Preston Falls” and a collection of stories, “The Wonders of the Invisible World.” His nonfiction has appeared in Newsweek, where he was a longtime writer and editor, as well as The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, GQ, and Rolling Stone. Gates teaches in the writing program at the University of Montana and at the Bennington Writing Seminars. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-2669.
BookPeople Crafts and Story Time - Children are invited to work on a craft project and be read a story. Friday, 11 a.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-2669.
“Peepsqueak Wants a Friend!” - Peepsqueak is in need of a friend, and there is no friend to be found because all the other animals are already paired up two by two. Who will play with Peepsqueak? Treats provided. Saturday, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
“My Message Is C.L.E.A.R.” - Presentation by Gabe and Gigi Murfitt. Gabe will sign copies of his book “My Message is C.L.E.A.R. - Hope and Strength in the Face of Life’s Greatest Adversities.” This is a message meant to bring inspiration to those who are struggling with life’s challenges. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Good Food Book Club - Hosted by the Moscow Food Co-op. Discussion will be on “Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food,” by Wendell Berry. Saturday, 7-8:30 p.m., hosted at a private residence. Email email@example.com for directions, Moscow. (208) 882-8537.