The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
A.P.E. GALLERY: Poets Margaret Lloyd and Rosalyn Driscoll read from their new collections Thursday, 7 p.m., at the gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. Introduction by Northampton’s poet laureate, Richard Michelson. 586-5553, apearts.org
CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL: Writer Ilan Stavans speaks Saturday, 253 Prospect St., Northampton. 584-3593.
THE ELEVENS: Writers Night Out — Straw Dog Writers Guild sponsors monthly evening of readings Tuesday., 7-9 p.m., 140 Pleasant St., Northampton. Jacqueline Sheehan, 582-0661
HINGE: Poetry Open Mic — Tuesday, 8 p.m., 48 Main St., Northampton. Sign up at 7 p.m. $2 cover. northamptonpoetry.com.
MODERN MEMOIRS: First Person, First Night — Monthly opportunity for memoir writers to read from their works-in-process Friday, 7-9 p.m., 34 Main St., #9, Amherst. No smut. $5 suggested donation. 253-2353
MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE: Daniel Alarcon reads from his new novel, “At Night We Walk in Circles,” Monday, 7 p.m., Gamble Auditorium, at the college, South Hadley. 538-2000
∎ Environmentalist Frances Moore Lappe present her new book, “Ecomind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want,” Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Gamble Auditorium
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Andres Dubus III reads from his new novella collection, “Dirty Love,” Thursday, at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307
THE STATE ROOM: Perugia Press Literary Evening — Readings by Gail Martin, Amanda Auchter and Joan Barberich next Friday, 7:30 p.m., 35 State St. back door, Northampton. 586-6393
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS: Stanley Crawford and Hilary Plum read from their work Thursday, 8 p.m., Memorial Hall, at UMass, Amherst. Part of the Visiting Writers Series.
WILLISTON NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL: Williston Writers Workshop Series — Novelist Elinor Lipman speaks about her work Tuesday, 7 p.m., Reed Campus Center at the school, 19 Payson Ave., Easthampton. 529-3000