The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
HINGE: Poetry Open Mic Tuesdays, 8 p.m., 48 Main St., Northampton. Sign up at 7 p.m. $2 cover. northamptonpoetry.com
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Novelists Maryann O’Hara (“Cascade”) and Majan Kamali (“Together Tea”) read from their work Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307. Requires either book purchase or $5 event ticket.
SMITH COLLEGE: Jay Indik and Andrea Jontos read from their work Sunday, 3 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room, at the college in Northampton. Part of the Gallery of Readers series.
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS: Juniper Summer Writing Institute Reading Series — Readings June 23-29, 7:30 p.m., Integrated Sciences Auditorium, Room 135, UMass, Amherst. Sunday: Mark Doty and Joy Williams. Monday: Stacey Levine and D.A. Powell. Tuesday: Peter Gizzi and Maggie Nelson. Wednesday: Anthony Doerr, Matthea Harvey and Lisa Olstein. Thursday: Timothy Donnelly and Noy Holland. Next Friday: Ben Marcus, Susan Steinberg and Betsy Wheeler. June 29: Paul Lisicky and Dara Wier. $5-$10 suggested donation. www.umass.edu/juniperinstitute
WHATELY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: Growing Older: Valley Poets & Writers on the Joys & Challenges of Aging — Monday, 7 p.m., at the church, 177 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. Readings by Pat Schneider, Peter Schneider, Zane Kotker, Henry Lyman, Sally Bellerose and John Berkowitz. BYO picnic supper 6 p.m. John Berkowitz, 325-4533, email@example.com
WHITE SQUARE BOOKS: Southampton author Cathy Truehart reads from new book, “The Miracle of Hospice: A Personal Journey of a Hospice Nurse,” Thursday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, 86 Cottage St., Easthampton. 320-3658
WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Solstice Poetry Reading — Outdoor reading celebrating the dedication of the Poets’ Pathway in the Amherst Arboretum Sunday, 7 p.m., Wildwood Elementary School, 71 Strong St., Amherst. Martin Espada, Richard Michelson, Doug Anderson, Gerald Yelle, Jen Strong. Bring blanket or folding chair. 362-1400