Listen To Your Mother Spokane - A series of readings in celebration of motherhood on Mother’s Day. Thirteen local writers will share original works on the beauty, the beast and the barely rested that is motherhood. The writers include: Becky Ammerman, Karlene Arguinchona, Kathryn Bonnett, Gretchen Cleveland, Caroline Fowler, Jennifer Knickerbocker, Rebecca Mack, Becky Nappi, Terra Price, Jennifer Savage, Mery Smith, Sara Smith and Rose Weagant. For more information visit listentoyourmothershow.com/ spokane. Today, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15/door, cash only. (509) 227-7638.
Playwriting Workshop – Monday-June 17. This 6-week course will explore genre, plot and character development. Participants will complete a one-act play, written individually and/or in small groups. The plays will be performed later in the year. Registration is on a first-come basis, and the workshop is limited to 12 students, ages 12-21. Led by Gail Cory-Betz. 4-5:30 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport. $35. For more information contact (509) 447-2750.
Auntie’s Morning Book Group – Discussion of “Wandering Souls” by Wayne Karlin. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Corbin Senior Center Book Club – Discussion of “The Daughter’s Walk” by Jane Kirkpatrick. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. (509) 936-5033.
Auntie’s Evening Book Group – Discussion of “Weird Sisters” by Eleanor Brown. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
“Pirate Boy” - After reading his favorite book about a pirate boy, Danny wonders what would happen if he sailed away on a pirate ship. Written by award-winning author Eve Bunting. Treats will follow the story. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.
Inland Northwest Writers’ Guild - Come join the fun as local writers (published and unpublished) read from their latest works. Experiment with quick-writes during the session. Based on spontaneous suggestions, quick-writes are fun and help to develop writing skills. All writers are welcome. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Jill Malone - Former staff member-turned writer presents a reading, discussion and book signing of her third novel, “Giraffe People.” She has also written “Red Audrey” and the “Roping.” Her most recent release is “Field Guide to Deception.” Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Kootenai County Genealogical Society - “Power Point Presentation: Family Tree,” with speaker Judy Norton. Bring a laptop. Thursday, 7 p.m., Hayden Public Library, 8385 Government Way, Hayden. Free.
“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” - You know where you’re going, you know what to do, and Dr. Seuss has a story for you. Storytime and treats. Saturday, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.
Local Author Saturday Series – At 11 a.m., Tonie Fitzgerald will present “Gardening in the Inland Northwest” and will answer the toughest gardening questions. At 3 p.m., Eric Aston, a professor at the University of Idaho in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, will present his fantasy novel “Fearfully Made.” At 4 p.m., Bill Dienst, co-editor of “Freedom Sailors,” will talk about how 44 intrepid passengers broke through Israel’s illegal blockade on Gaza in August 2008. Saturday, 11 a.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-2669.
Author Kerry Schafer – The author will sign her debut book, “Between.” Saturday, 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.