The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
THE ELEVENS: Straw Dog Writers Guild sponsors a monthly evening of readings Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., 140 Pleasant St., Northampton. Jacqueline Sheehan, 582-0661
FORBES LIBRARY: Reading by Chivas Sandage and members of her writing workshop, Write Like a River, Saturday, 3 p.m., at the library, 20 West St., Northampton. 587-1011
HINGE: Poetry Open Mic Tuesdays, 48 Main St., Northampton. Sign up at 7 p.m. $2 cover. northamptonpoetry.com
MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEE HOUSE: Poets Martin Espada and Karin Gottshall speak Thursday, 7 p.m., at the coffeehouse, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Part of the Collected Poets Series. $2-$5 suggested donation. 625-6292.
MODERN MEMOIRS: First Person, First Night — Monthly opportunity for memoir writers to read from their works-in-process Monday, 7-9 p.m., Modern Memoirs, 34 Main St., #9, Amherst. No smut. $5 suggested donation. 253-2353
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: John Hough Jr., author of “Seen the Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg,” speaks Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307
∎ Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto, authors of “New England Gardener’s Year,” speak Wednesday, 7 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS: Juniper Summer Writing Institute Reading Series — Readings 7:30 p.m. in Integrated Sciences Auditorium, Room 135, UMass, Amherst, Friday: Ben Marcus, Susan Steinberg and Betsy Wheeler. Saturday: Paul Lisicky and Dara Wier. $5-$10 suggested donation. www.umass.edu/juniperinstitute.