All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Coffee With The Author: Sharon K. Miller — Unity of Tucson, Harmony Hall, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. The Clay Series, three historical fiction novels spanning 800 years, based on one pot formed in a native village near Romero Ruins in the Catalina Mountains. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 12. 322-0832. unitytucson.com.
Second Sunday (Fiction) Book Group — Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen. 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 12. 792-3715. antigonebooks.com.
Steampunk Book Group — Antigone Books. “Everfair” by Nisi Shawl. 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 12.
Poetry Reading and Open Mic — House of Bards, 4915 E. Speedway. Jamison Crabtree and Jefferson Carter. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 12. 327-2011. houseofbards.com.
BirúPirúPerú: Collective Projects of Peruvian Visual Poetry — University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Five collective projects of Peruvian visual poetry that explore diverse poetic records. Open 24 hours. Daily. 626-3765. poetry.arizona.edu.
Read to a Dog — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Kids practice reading to service dogs. 6-7 p.m. Mondays. 594-5275. library.pima.gov.
“The Selfie as Performance” with author Alicia Eler — UA BookStores, 1209 E. University Blvd. Learn why selfies are more than just an image, they are a mirror into how we live today. 3-4 p.m. Nov. 14. 621-0677. shop.arizona.edu.
Abbett Book Choices — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. For adults, reading popular titles recommended by group members. 2-3 p.m. Nov. 15. 594-5200. library.pima.gov.
Read to A Dog — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Children read to therapy dogs to improve their reading skills. Ages 4 and up. 3 p.m. Wednesdays. 594-5420. library.pima.gov.
Literary Fiction Book Club — University of Arizona Poetry Center. Discussion of interesting books, mainly fiction, around the theme (Un)conventional Narratives and new writing. 5-6 p.m. Nov. 15.
Why Not Book Club — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. 18 and up. 7-8 p.m. Nov. 15. 571-0110. mostlybooksaz.com.
Read to a Dog — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library. Children read to therapy dogs for practice in a low stress environment. 5-6 p.m. Thursdays. Nov. 16. library.pima.gov.
Antique, Vintage, and Collectable Book Fair — Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Benefitting Tell Me A Good Story educational nonprofit. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 19. 975-2904. tellmeagoodstory.org.
National Novel Writing — Bookmans East, 6230 E. Speedway. Local authors. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17. 748-9555. bookmans.com.
Aisha Sabatini Sloan and Amy Knight: Local Author Reading — Antigone Books. Sloan, author of “Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit,” and Knight, author of “Lost, Almost.” 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 17.
Story Mastery for Novelists and Screenwriters — Viscount Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway. Michael Hauge will present his tried-and-true approach to creating compelling stories and getting people in power to read them. Cost includes lunch. RSVP at TucsonRWA.org. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 18. $150. 760-3300. tucsonrwa.org.
Main Library Poetry Circle — Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Monthly poetry discussions, led by docents from the UA Poetry Center. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. 626-3765. library.pima.gov.