WOW Book Fiesta: CREATE Story Journey will be held at Worlds of Words. 10 a.m.-noon. Nov. 4.

Worlds of Words

All events are free unless otherwise noted.


BirúPirúPerú: Collective Projects of Peruvian Visual Poetry — University of Arizona Poetry Center. Five collective projects of Peruvian visual poetry that explore diverse poetic records. Open 24 hours. Daily.


Antique, Vintage and Collectible Book Fair — Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Benefiting Tell Me A Good Story educational nonprofit. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 29. 975-2904.

Local Mystery Authors Meet-and-Greet — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Pamela Ashbury-Smith, Howard Sprague, Gayle Davies Jandrey, A.J. Kohler, Bonnie Edwards, and Lauren B Grossman. Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 29. 571-0110.


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.

Shop Talk — University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Discussion of the work of Layli Long Soldier. 6-7 p.m. Oct. 30. 626-3765.

“To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona” — Dusenberry-River Public Library, 5605 E. River Road. First-hand accounts of survival. 1-2 p.m. Oct. 30. 795-0300, Ext. 2214.


Annual In Memoriam Reading — University of Arizona Poetry Center. Readings featuring the voices of poets who are deceased but whose legacy lives on. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 1.

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.


Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading — University of Arizona Poetry Center. Readings from Layli Long Soldier and Timothy Yu. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 2.

Read to a Dog — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Children read to therapy dogs for practice in a low stress environment. 5-6 p.m. Thursdays. 594-5200.


Local Author Event — Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. Lee Sandusky, Wren Awry, and Harmony Hazard will share excerpts from their work published in “Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief.” 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3. 792-3715.


Read It and Meet Book Discussion — Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. Fifth St. “Lucky Broken Girl” by Ruth Behar, with moderator Rachel Green. Ages 18 and up. Noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4. 299-0340.

WOW Book Fiesta: CREATE Story Journey — Worlds of Words, 1430 E. Second St., Room 453. Hands-on activities from: American Indians from the Southwest, Caribbean, China, East Africa, France, Indian, Mexican American, Mexico, South Korea, Southwest, West Africa. Professional development is available for teachers. Snacks provided. 10 a.m.-noon. Nov. 4. 621-9340.

Open Mic — University of Arizona Poetry Center. 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4.

Poé tree — Herring Hall, 1130 E. South Campus. Discussions are held under the trees in front of Herring Hall. 3-4 p.m. Nov. 4. 626-3765.