The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE: Edward Humes talks about his latest book, “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash,” Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m., at the Robert Crown Center, at the college.
HINGE: Poetry Open Mic, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., 48 Main St., Northampton. Sign up at 7 p.m. $2 cover. northamptonpoetry.com
MODERN MEMOIRS: e_STnS First Person, First Night, a monthly opportunity for memoir writers to read from their works-in-process, Sunday, 7-9 p.m., at Modern Memoirs, 34 Main St., #9, Amherst. No smut. $5 suggested donation. 253-2353.
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Holly Black reads from her new book “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown,” Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307.
THE ELEVENS: Straw Dog Writers Guild sponsors monthly evening of readings, Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 140 Pleasant St., Northampton. Jacqueline Sheehan, 582-0661.
W0RLD EYE BOOKS: Mystery writer and retired psychologist Dusty J. Miller discusses “Writing a Mystery: Danger and Delights,” Sept. 7, 11 a.m., at the bookstore, 1 N. Main St., Florence.