Author Robert Wrigley - Book launch party to celebrate this poet’s newest collection, “Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems.” Wrigley teaches creative writing in the MFA program at the University of Idaho. Refreshments will be provided. Monday, 7:30 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-2669.
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
Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers - Author Penelope Rundle will speak on her book, “Last Caravan: Touring Afghanistan During the 1978 April Revolution.” Thursday, noon, Teppanyaki Restaurant, Franklin Park Mall, 5504 N. Division St. (509) 325-9922.
Author Patrick McManus - The humorist, essayist and mystery writer will be discussing his writing, answering questions and signing books. His newest title is “The Tamarack Murders: A Bo Tully Mystery.” Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Without Reservations: An Evening with Sherman Alexie - Join the author, poet, screenwriter, WSU alumnus and comedian. Alexie was named one of The New Yorker’s 20 top writers for the 21st century. His acclaimed fiction, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” and “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian,” have earned him honors including the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Tickets available online at www.ticketswest.com, by phone and at all TicketsWest outlets. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman. $20/adults, $16/seniors, $12/students. (800) 325-SEAT.
Author Jess Steven Hughes - Book signing of his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle.” Friday, 3-8 p.m., Shadle Hastings, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008; and Saturday, 1-7 p.m., Moscow Hastings, 2230 W. Pullman Road, Moscow. (208) 882-8912.
Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes - Journalist Tom Keogh leads a conversation about Sherlock Holmes, the story of his creation by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the latter’s subsequent love-hate relationship with the character over decades. Friday, 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340; Saturday, 2 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280; and April7, 2 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 893-8350.
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