Danger! Live Writers - Spokane’s premier poetry showcase featuring Thom Caraway, Tom Gribble, Kaitlin Schmidt and Lynn Rigney Schott. Today, 7 p.m., Jones Radiator, 120 E. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 714-3613.
Airway Heights Library Book Club – Discussion of “War Brides” by Lois Battle. Tuesday, 1 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8200.
Author Siddharth Kara - The author of “Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery” will share his eye-opening research on modern slavery, including documentation of 1,300 cases in 30 countries. Part of the Gonzaga University’s Presidential Speaker Series. Siddarth will be available to sign books after the lecture. Tickets are available through TicketsWest.com or (800) 325-SEAT. Tuesday, 7 p.m., McCarthey Athletic Center, 801 N. Cincinnati St. $7-$15. (509) 313-3572.
English Endowed Reading with Kevin Goodan - Poet Kevin Goodan is the author of “Upper-Level Disturbances,” “Winter Tenor,” and “In the Ghost-House, Acquainted,” which won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award. Goodan teaches at Lewis-Clark State College. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Whitworth University, HUB multipurpose room, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 777-3253.
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.
Author Frank Zafiro – The local crime novelist will be starting his last series of writing workshops for those who are interested in learning about the publishing options that are available for today’s independent authors. Wednesday, 6 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. $99/six weeks. (509) 838-0206.
Mystery to Me Book Group - Discussion of “Mistress of the Art of Death” by Adriana Franklin. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Get Lit! EWU Alumni Reading - Part of the 16th annual Get Lit! festival. Authors will offer five-minute readings of their work and talk about their lives as creative writers. Alumni include Asa Marie Bradley, Aimee R. Cervenka, Scott Eubanks, Liz Rognes and Spokesman-Review columnist Shawn Vestal. Registration is suggested. Visit http://outreach.ewu.edu/getlit/3189.xml. Thursday, 2-5 p.m., Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $5-$8, includes hors d’oeuvres and drink ticket. (800) 325-SEAT.
Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers - Author Esther J. Hildahl will lead a discussion on “Write What You Know.” The second part of the meeting, author James Parry will present “Proofreading Our Manuscripts.” Everyone is welcome. Thursday, 3 p.m., Golden Corral Restaurant, 7117 N. Division St. Meal purchase is required at the door. (509) 489-2136.
Author Joy Passanante - Reading and signing of her books, “My Mother’s Lovers” and “The Art of Absence.” Thursday, 7:30 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-2669.
Author Wanda Brunstetter – The New York Times best-selling author and founder of the popular Amish fiction genre will sign her latest novel, “Woman of Courage.” Friday, 10 a.m.-noon, Lifeway Christian Store, 9310 N. Division St., (509) 487-6942; 3-5 p.m., Sower Bible Bookstore, 1234 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 292-4359. Free.
3 Minute Mic: Open Mic Poetry - Chris Cook will guest host and the featured reader will be poet James Hunter. He teaches English at Gonzaga University. Also, several winners of The Spokesman-Review’s Limerick Contest will read their poems. Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Keep Calm and Sign on Storytelling Time - Held the first Saturday of the month for parents and children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired. Interpreter Training Program practicum students will provide interpreting services. Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 4750 N. Division St. (509) 482-4235.
Spring Book and Tea Party - Auntie’s will read some of the newest and prettiest books in the children’s section and enjoy wonderful snacks and tea. Children ages 5-9 years old are welcome to attend. One adult must accompany each child. Reservations are required by phone at (509) 838-0206 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free.
Author Jonathan Coe - Book signing of “Letters from Fawn Creek.” Saturday, noon, Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Author Cynthia J. Stilloe Hollenbeck – The author will read from her most recent book “Suede: A Collection of Poetry.” Afterward, she will be available to sign copies and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. Saturday, 6 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-2669.
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