Author Michael Koep - A book signing and discussion on his new novel “The Invasion of Heaven,” a psychological thriller that takes the reader from Italy to Idaho. Today, 1 p.m., Hastings Books, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 664-0335.
“Musk Ox Counts” Preschool Storytime and Craft - He destroyed Zebra’s alphabet book and now he’s trying to ruin his counting book! Come hear how the “Musk Ox Counts” and other fun counting stories. Stay for a fun counting craft. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Poetry Scribes of Spokane - Wholesome poetry for ages 18 and older. Bring a favorite poem to read. Wednesday, 1 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 796-2180.
An Evening of Prose and Poetry - Beacon Hill Reading Series with authors Marianne Salina, David Thacker and Sayantani Dasgupta. Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 533-7045.
Listen To Your Mother Spokane - A creative nonfiction writing class offered by the co-producers and directors of Listen To Your Mother Spokane is now open for registration. Do you have a short, nonfiction parenting-related story that has been rattling around in the back of your head just waiting to be put on paper? Now is your chance. Bring your ideas and experiences (or your first draft stories) – be they hilarious, heartbreaking, poignant or somewhere in between – and join Stacey Conner and Elise Raimi to hone your idea, and, if you’re interested, be ready to audition for Listen To Your Mother Spokane in the Spring of 2014. Register at Community Colleges of Spokane Continuing Education. Two classes, Thursday and Nov. 14, 7:30-10 p.m. Spokane Falls Community College, Magnuson Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $16. (509) 279-6030.
Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers - Guest speaker is Chet Caskey, author of “Haunted Spokane: Ghosts and Dark Places in the Lilac City” and “A Guide to Spokane’s Historic Cemeteries.” Thursday, noon, Teppanyaki Restaurant, 5504 N. Division St. Lunch purchase is required at the door. (509) 325-9922.
Author Jerry Pavia - The Inland Empire Gardeners will host garden and nature photographer and author of upcoming book, “Selkirks Spectacular.” His presentation, “Selkirks Spectacular: Flora, Fauna, Wild Areas and Activities along the International Selkirk Loop,” includes 140 images. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. (509) 535-8434.
Author Kurt Bubna - Reading, discussion and book signing by the senior pastor of Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley of his book, “Epic Grace: Chronicles of a Recovering Idiot.” In this collection of true stories, Bubna chronicles his path to grace. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Community Library Network Friends’ Book Sale - Hardcover, paperbacks, fiction and nonfiction, kids books, DVDs, special collections. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hayden Public Library, 8385 Government Way, Hayden. (208) 772-5612.
Ever Had A Bad Day? Story time and Craft - Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Auntie’s has lots of stories about having bad days, so come read with the group and stay to color. Maybe your day will get a little better! Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group and six to eight copies. Group meets second and fourth Saturdays of the month; noon. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 891-1695.