The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: An evening of poetry with Chivas Sandage and Leah Nielsen Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the bookstore, 247 Main St., Northampton. 586-4235.
FORBES LIBRARY: Kenneth Gloss of the Brattle Book Shop presents “Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books?” Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., at the library, 20 West St., Northampton. 587-1011.
MODERN MEMOIRS: Monthly opportunity for memoir writers to read from their works-in-process next Friday, 7-9 p.m., at Modern Memoirs, 34 Main St., #9, Amherst. No smut. $5 suggested donation. 253-2353.
SMITH COLLEGE: Susan O’Neill and Don Wheelock read from their work Sunday, 3 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room, at the college in Northampton. Part of the Gallery of Readers series. 585-ARTS.
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS: Novelists Emily Barton and Melanie Rae Thon read from their work Thursday, 8 p.m., Memorial Hall, UMass, Amherst. Part of the Visiting Writers Series.