Among the local literary events over the coming week (free unless otherwise indicated):
Kaya McLaren - “Church of the Dog” author returns with her second novel, “On the Divinity of Second Chances.” Today, 12:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Serena Thompson and Teri Edwards - Will sign copies of their book, “The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen.” Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Friends of the Cheney Library Book Club - “Things Fall Apart,” by Chinua Achebe. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St. Free. (509) 893-8280
Donald C. Orlich - Professor Emeritus at Washington State University presents his book, “Out of Butte.” Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206
Deer Park Library Book Club - Bring a brown bag lunch and discuss “The Whistling Season” by Ivan Doig. Wednesday, noon, Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave. Free. (509) 893-8300
Spokane Valley Library Book Club - “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” by Mary Ann Shaffer. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400
Tin Pencil Fiction Writers Group - Writing exercises and peer reviews. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500
Moran Prairie Library Book Club - “Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee” by Alex Frankel. Thursday, 2 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. (509) 893-8340
“I See Me! Multicultural Books for Early Literacy” - Participants will leave with booklists and ideas for what to look for in picture books to help children increase their literacy skills. Saturday, 10 a.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 893-8350
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