The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
HINGE: Poetry open mic Tuesday, 48 Main St., Northampton. Sign up at 7 p.m. $2 cover. northamptonpoetry.com.
LAUREL PARK: Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic with featured reader, poet Lori Desrosiers, author of “The Philospher’s Daughter,” Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., Normal Hall, Laurel Park, North King St., Northampton. Free; donations welcome.
LUTHIERS CO-OP: Unbuttoned: An Evening of Spoken Word — Easthampton City Arts+ presents six five-minute open mic slots followed by a reading by featured writer Janice Beetle, author of “A Carpenter, His Soul Mate and Their Story of Love and Loss,” Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m., 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. 527-8278
NORTHAMPTON SENIOR CENTER: Howie Faerstein will read from his debut full-length book of poetry, “Dreaming of the Rain in Brooklyn,” Friday, 10 a.m., at the senior center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 587-1228
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Joseph Ellis, author of “Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence,” speaks today 7 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. Refreshments at 6:30. $10 to benefit South Hadley Library Building Fund. 534-7307.
∎ Virginia Pye, author of “River of Dust,” and Karen Shepard, author or “The Celestials,” speak Monday, 7 p.m. Requires either the purchase of one of the books or a $5 event ticket.