The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
AMHERST HISTORY MUSEUM: Ronald Story , author of “Jonathan Edwards and the Gospel of Love, speaks today, 12:15 p.m., at the museum, 67 Amity St. 256-0678.
HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE: Author/activist Starhawk speaks on “Earth Spirit, Earth Justice,” today, 1:30 p.m., at Franklin Patterson Hall, at the college in Amherst.
JONES LIBRARY: Michael Lawrence-Riddell discusses Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 259-3090.
MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEE HOUSE: Poets Heather Christle and Wendy Xu read from their work Thursday, 7 p.m., at the coffee house, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 625-6292.
MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE: Jamaica Kincaid, author “See Now Then,” reads from her novel Monday at 7 p.m., Gamble Auditorium, at the college in South Hadley.
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Randy Susan Myers, author “The Comfort of Lies,” reads Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley.
Ruth Ozeki, author of “A Tale for the Time Being,” reads Wednesday, 7 p.m.
John Elder Robison, author of “Raising Cubby,” reads Thursday, 7 p.m. =
Note: Above events at the Odyssey require book purchase or $5 event ticket. 534-7307.
SMITH COLLEGE: Poet Jill McDonough reads from her work Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., in Stoddard Auditorium at the college in Northampton.
S. WHITE DICKINSON LIBRARY: Matt Rigney, author of “In Pursuit of Giants: One Man’s Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish,” reads March 18, 6:30 p.m., at the library in Whately.