Literary Calendar

Free Comic Book Weekend – Today. Come choose two free comic books, free sketches for kids and get your picture taken with famous characters from 10 a.m.-noon. A costume contest with prizes and Martin Monsterman book release party at 4 p.m. Merlyn’s, 19 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 624-0957.

Author Lisa Taylor - Discussion and book signing with organic farmer and children’s program leader Lisa Taylor. This book on urban farming, “Your Farm in the City,” covers everything from growing organic produce and raising chickens, to running a small farm on a city lot or in a suburban backyard. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Reading by Davy Crockett - North Idaho Christian Youth Theater’s Davy Crockett of the spring musical “Great American Tall Tales” will read to children and perform a musical number from the show. He will be available for pictures at Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way, at 10:30 a.m.; at the Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., at 1 p.m.; and at Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave., at 4 p.m. Free. (208) 819-9281.

“Ribbit!” - The frogs love their pond, the watery place where they hop around, lie about on lily pads and exchange “ribbit!” greetings. Treats will follow. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Author Brandon Schrand - Reading, discussion and book signing by this assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Idaho, whose book “The Enders Hotel: A Memoir,” was a River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize winner and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. His new book, “Works Cited,” a memoir celebrating the conversation that all writers and readers have with the authors they love. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Eldon Taylor - Explore hypnosis and subliminal communication and learn why they are invaluable tools in your self-improvement armamentarium. Eldon Taylor will present some of his teachings from his book, “Self-Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology.” Thursday, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Author Jess Steven Hughes - Book signing of his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle.” Friday, 3-8 p.m., Hastings Books South, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342.

“Oh, the Things My Mom Will Do” – Marianne Richmond’s artwork and prose is great for Mother’s Day. Treats provided. Saturday, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.

Spokane Novelists Group – Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. No poetry, nonfiction, memoirs, etc., please. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group and six to eight copies. Group meets second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Saturday, noon, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 891-1695.

Author Jim Morrison - Book signing of “To See Another Sunrise: How to Overcome Anything, One Day at a Time,” in which the Post Falls resident details his nine-year struggle with cancer. Morrison is a stage 4 lung cancer survivor. Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Hastings Spokane Valley, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-0667.

EWU Willow Springs Editions Reading and Fundraiser - Join the Inland Northwest Center for Writers for an evening of readings from Sherril Jaffe’s short story collection “You Are Not Alone & Other Stories,” winner of the 2011 Spokane Prize, as well as Robert Gregory’s poetry chapbook “You Won’t Need That.” Saturday, 6 p.m., Kress Gallery, River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., level three. $10/includes chapbook; $15/includes short story collection. (253) 724-0679.

Author Shannon Polson – Shannon Huffman Polson recounts her quest for healing in “North of Hope.” After her parents are killed by a wild grizzly bear in Alaska’s Arctic, Polson retraces her parents’ final days along an Arctic river and searches for her own sense of peace and meaning in the journey. Saturday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

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