The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Fred Waitzkin reads from his new novel, “The Dream Merchant,” Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, 247 Main St., Northampton. 586-4235
∎ Thomas Wartenberg, author of “A Sneetch Is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries,” speaks Wednesday, 7 p.m.
THE ELEVENS: Writers Night Out — Straw Dog Writers Guild sponsors a monthly evening of readings Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 140 Pleasant St., Northampton. Jacqueline Sheehan, 582-0661.
FORBES LIBRARY: Dan Drollette, author of “Gold Rush in the Jungle: The Race to Discover and Defend the Rarest Animals of Vietnam’s ‘Lost World’ ” speaks Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the library, 20 West St., Northampton. 587-1011.
JONES LIBRARY: “The Tin Drum, from Novel to Film” — Barton Byg discusses the Gunter Grass novel and its film adaptation Tuesday, at the library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Part of the Books into Films Series. 259-3090
LUTHIERS CO-OP: Unbuttoned: An Evening of Spoken Word — Easthampton City Arts+ presents six five-minute open mic slots followed by reading by featured writers David Bartone and Anne Holmes Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m., 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. Free. 527-8278
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Megan Marshall, author of “Margaret Fuller: A New American Life,” reads today, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. Requires book purchase or $5 event ticket. 534-7307
∎ Dan Drollette, author of “Gold Rush in the Jungle: The Race to Discover and Defend the Rarest Animals of Vietnam’s ‘Lost World’ ” speaks Tuesday, 7 p.m.
UNITARIAN SOCIETY: Tony Cape, author of “Diamond Highway: A Tibetan Buddhist Path in America,” reads today, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton. 562-3990
WORTHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: “Virginia Woolf: A Botanical Perspective” — Worthington Gardeners and Worthington Historical Society sponsors a talk by Madelaine Zadik of Smith College Botanic Garden today, 7 p.m., at the historical society, Worthington Four Corners. 238-7793