The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
AMHERST BOOKS: Students from the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst read from recent work today, 7:30 p.m. at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547.
∎ Kathryn Burak reads from her new young-adult book, “Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things,” Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.
ASHFIELD COMMUNITY HALL: Author Jane Yolen and singer Lui Collins perform Sunday, 3 p.m., 521 Main St., Ashfield. Donation to benefit the Upside-Up Music Scholarship Fund: $12 general; $10 students, seniors and low income; $5 children under 12; $29 family max.
CRYSTAL FALLS WELLNESS CENTER: Regional women authors will speak about spirituality in their work during the first annual “Find Your Inspiration: A Spiritual Author’s Book Fair” Saturday, 1-4 p.m. at the center, 285 College Highway, Southampton. Participating authors are Crystal Senter Brown, Sharon W. Flynn, Ellen Evert Hopman, Maureen Kennedy, Susan Downing, Cie Simurro, Lucie Lewis and Lori Szepelak.
HINGE: Poetry Open Mic Tuesdays, 8 p.m., at the restaurant, 48 Main St., Northampton. Sign up at 7 p.m. northamptonpoetry.com.
JONES LIBRARY: Poets John Coletti, Amanda Nadelberg and Noelle Kocot read from their work Sunday, 3 p.m. at the library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Part of the Jubilat-Jones Reading Series. 259-3090.
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Jeanne Lemkin, author of “Simply Satisfying: Over 200 Vegetarian Recipes You’ll Want to Make Again and Again,” speaks Saturday, 3 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. Requires book purchase or $5 event ticket. 534-7307.
∎ Charles Mann, author of “1493,” reads Tuesday, 7 p.m. Requires book purchase or $5 event ticket.
SMITH COLLEGE: Pearl Cleage reads from her new novel, “Just Wanna Testify,” today, 4:30 p.m., Mendenhall Center at the college in Northampton. 585-ARTS.