The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
AMHERST BOOKS: Writer Verlyn Klinkenborg reads from his work Thursday at 8 p.m., at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547.
BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Ellen Dore Watson and Carol Moldaw read from their poetry Wednesday at 7 p.m., at the bookstore, 247 Main St., Northampton. 586-4235.
FORBES LIBRARY: Michael Gorra, author of “Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece,” will speak Wednesday at 7 p.m., at the library, 20 West St., Northampton. 587-1011.
JONES LIBRARY: Keith McCormick, author of “The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis,” speaks Thursday at 7 p.m., at the library, 43 Amity St., Amherst.
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Lois McMaster Bujold reads from her new novel “Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance,” Friday at 7 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307.
WESTHAMPTON LIBRARY: Jean Beard talks about her new book, e_SDLqNothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family” — today at 7 p.m. at the library, 3 South Road. 527-5386.
WILLISTON NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL: Writer Christopher Benfey speaks Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Reed Campus Center, 19 Payson Ave., Easthampton.