The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Marjorie Senechal, author of “I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science,” reads Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, 247 Main St., Northampton. 586-4235.
THE ELEVENS: Straw Dog Writers Guild sponsors a monthly evening of readings Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 140 Pleasant St., Northampton. Kathy Dunn, 221-4652.
FORBES LIBRARY: A Celebration of Local Novelists— Readings by Zane Kotker (“White Rising”), Joann Kobin (“Woman Made of Sand”), Roger King (“Love and Fatigue in America”) and Corinne Demas (“The Writing Circle”) Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the library, 20 West St., Northampton. Part of the series, Local History/ Local Novelists. 587-1011, forbeslibrary.org at the library.
LUTHIERS CO-OP: e_SDLq Unbuttoned: An Evening of Spoken Word”— Easthampton City Arts+ presents six five-minute open mic slots followed by readings by Christy Crutchfield and Mel Bosworth Thursday, 7-9 p.m., 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. Free. 527-8278.
MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEE HOUSE: Poets Cindy Snow and Betsy Wheeler read from their work Thursday, 7 p.m., at the coffee house, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Part of the Collected Poets Series. 625-6292.
MODERN MEMOIRS: Monthly opportunity for memoir writers to read from their works-in-process today, 7-9 p.m. No smut. $5 suggested donation, 34 Main St., #9, Amherst. 253-2353.
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Medea Benjamin, author of “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control,” reads from his workSaturday, 4 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307.
∎ Stephen Jones, author of “Georgia: A Political History Since Independence,” readsTuesday, 7 p.m.
∎ Leslie Maitland, author of “Crossing the Borders of Time,” readsWednesday, 7 p.m. Requires book purchase or $5 event ticket. 534-7307.
∎ Jennifer Haigh reads from her new short story collection, “News From Heaven,”Thursday, 7 p.m. Requires book purchase or $5 event ticket. 534-7307.
∎ Tim Federle, author of “Better Nate Than Ever,” reads next Friday, 7 p.m.