THIS WEEK: Aug. 22 to 28, 2014
Book Signing, with Barbara Taylor, author of “Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night.” Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. 570-829-4210.
Stress-Less Short Story Session, a discussion of five H.G. Wells short stories: “The Magic Shop,” “The Diamond Maker,” “The Valley of the Spiders,” “In the Avu Observatory” and “The Flowering of the Strange Orchid.” West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.
A Featured Reader Open Mic Night, with authors Chris Champion, Dawn D’Aries Zera and Eric Wilson reading selections from their works followed by open-mic readings. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. 570-287-2013.
Writers Group, for all genres and levels of writing. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. 570-996-1500.
Biography Book Club, a discussion of “Prepared for a Purpose: An Inspiring True Story of Faith, Courage and Compassion in Crisis” by Antoinette Tuff. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. 570-829-4210.
The World-Wide Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, a talk by author Leila Nadya Sadat, director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University and author of “Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity.” McGowan Room, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Free. 570-674-6400.
Distinguished Author Award, the annual presentation honoring Colum McCann, National Book Award Winner and author of “Transatlantic.” Presented by the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton. DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., Scranton. Saturday, Oct. 18 with book signing at 4 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m. and awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. $60; $25 students. Reservations: 570-941-7816.
Drew Magary, a talk by the acclaimed author of “The Postmortal,” about a future where a cure for aging is discovered. Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts, East Stroudsburg University. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. 570-422-3529.
Kitten World, a children’s book about Bridgett the cat and her three kittens, written by Drums resident Nancy Anne Mulderig and released by America Star Books.