The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Scott Hass, author of “Back of the House: The Secret Life of a Restaurant,” reads Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the bookstore, 247 Main St., Northampton. 586-4235
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY: Reading by contributors to “As You Write It: A Franklin County Anthology — Volume III” Saturday, 11 a.m., at the library, 402 Main St., Greenfield.
HITCHCOCK CENTER: Matt Rigney, author of “In Pursuit of Giants: One Man’s Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish,” talks about his book Wednesday, 7 p.m., 525 South Pleasant St., Amherst. Preregistration required. $10. 256-6006
HUNGRY GHOST BREAD: Vermont poet Verandah Porche reads Monday, 6 p.m., 62 State St., Northampton. Tapas served. 582-9009
JONES LIBRARY: Marisa Parham discusses Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” and its screen adaptation Saturday, 2:30 p.m., at the library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Part of the Books into Films series. 259-3090
LUTHIERS CO-OP: Authors Nikki Stern, Greg Correll and Pat Schneider share their work describing hope and courage Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m., 108 Cottage St., Easthampton.
MONTAGUE BOOKMILL: An Evening of Poetry and Prose Saturday, 6 p.m., 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. Kristin Bock, Jane Rosenberg LaForge, Michelle Valois will read. 367-9206
Oh My Sensuality Shop: Sam Rosenthal reads from his novel “Rye” Monday, 6 p.m., 122 Main St., Northampton.
SHUTESBURY TOWN HALL: Readings by poets Mark Hart, Janet MacFadyen and Emily Bloch Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the town hall, Cooleyville Road, Shutesbury.
S. White Dickinson Library: Joanna Lillian Brown, author of “Caring for Dying Loved Ones: A Helpful Guide for Families and Friends,” speaks Tuesday, 6 p.m., at the library, Whately. 665-2170
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS: Poets Matthew Zapruder, Dan Chelotti and Lisa Olstein read from their work Thursday, 8 p.m., Memorial Hall, UMass, Amherst. Part of the Visiting Writers Series.
WORTHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Reading in celebration of National Poetry Month Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the historical society, Worthington Four Corners. Vero Gonzalez, Patty Kimura, Walter Korzec, Adam Roberts, Emily Toder will read. Refreshments. 238-7793