The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
BARNES & NOBLE:Nancy Frazier reads from her new book, “I, Lobster: A Crustacean Odyssey,” Saturday, 1 p.m., at the bookstore, Mountain Farms Malls, Hadley.
BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: George Colt reads from his memoir, “Brothers,” Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, 247 Main St., Northampton. 586-4235.
THE ELEVENS: Straw Dog Writers Guild sponsors monthly evening of readings Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 140 Pleasant St., Northampton. 835-5513.
FORBES LIBRARY: “The State of the Book in the Digital Age” — Panel discussion today, 10 a.m., with author Susan Stinson, book artist Daniel Kelm, publisher Gavin G. Grant, bookseller Nancy Felton, at the library, 20 West St., Northampton. 587-1011.
HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE: Author Tom Wooten speaks about his book “We Shall Not Be Moved: Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina,” Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., West Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall, at the college in South Amherst.
HINGE: Poetry Open Mic Tuesday, 8 p.m., 48 Main St., Northampton. Sign up at 7 p.m. northamptonpoetry.com
JONES LIBRARY: “Personal Narrative in an Impersonal World” — Straw Dog Writers Guild sponsors a salon with Madeleine Blais Sunday, 2 p.m., at the library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Kathy Dunn, 221-4652.
∎ Marla Miller, author of “Betsy Ross and the Making of America,” speaks Thursday, 7 p.m. 259-3090.
NORTHAMPTON SENIOR CENTER: Dusty Miller reads from her new Alice Ott mystery, “Danger in the Air,” next Friday, 10 a.m., at the center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 587-1228.
MEEKINS LIBRARY: Hilary Sloin reads from her new novel, “Art of Fire,” Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the library, Williamsburg. 268-7472.
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Reading, signing, tasting with Kim O’Donnel, author of “Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations: Year-Round Vegetarian Feasts You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into,” Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307.
∎ Local illustrator Andrea Dezso gives a presentation about her book of retold classic fairy tales, “Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses,” next Friday, 7 p.m.
SMITH COLLEGE: Shara McCallum reads her poetry Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium, at the college in Northampton.
∎ Afro-Jamaican poet Shara McCallum reads Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium
∎ “30 Poems in November” reading and celebration Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., Wright Hall Auditorium. 587-0084, ext. 12.