The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
AMHERST BOOKS: Hector Tobar reads from his work Tuesday, 8 p.m., at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547.
AMHERST SENIOR CENTER: Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, Michele Wick, Suzanne Strempek Shea and Julia Stephen read from “On Being Ill With Notes from Sick Rooms” by Virginia Woolf today, 1 to 3 p.m., at the center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst. Discussion and writing workshop follows. 259-3060
FRANCIS P. CROWE COMMUNITY ROOM: Don Karp, author of “The Bumpy Road: Culture Shock, including: The Woodstock Fest, Mental Hospitals, and Living in Mexico,” reads Saturday, 3 p.m., 60B Masonic St., Northampton.
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Judy Wicks reads from her memoir, “Good Morning, Beautiful Business,” Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307.
∎ Elizabeth Graver reads from her new novel, “The End of the Point,” Thursday, 7 p.m. Requires book purchase or $5 event ticket.
PELHAM LIBRARY: e_SDLqThe Spaces Between” — Poetry reading by Ann McNeal with nature slides Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the library, 2 South Valley Road, Pelham. 253-0657.
S. DICKINSON LIBRARY: Whately Poetry Night — Bring a favorite poem for open reading Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the library in Whately. 665-2170
WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY: Florence poet Howard Faerstein, author of “Dreaming of the Rain in Brooklyn,” reads Tuesday, 6 p.m., Ely Library, at the university.
WHITE SQUARE BOOKS: Janice Beetle reads from her new book, “Divine Renovations: A Carpenter, His Soul Mate and Their Journey of Love and Loss,” Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, 86 Cottage Street, Easthampton. 320-3658
Women’s Studies Research Center: Laura Lovett, author of “When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children’s Classic and the Difference It Made,” reads Thursday, 4:30 p.m., Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, 83 College St., South Hadley. 538-2275
WRITERS IN PROGRESS STUDIO: Writers in Progress Spring Open House and Reading — Sunday, 2-4 p.m., at the studio, # 359, 221 Pine St., Florence. Readings by Heidi Ehrenreich, Lisa Tennyson, Richard Buckley, Linda Rowland-Buckley, Bernadette Giblin, Maureen Sullivan, Dori Ostermiller. Reception and refreshments. firstname.lastname@example.org