AT HASTINGS: New Mexico Poetry Alliance members will read from the anthology “Muse With Blue Apples” at 2 p.m. today.
Hastings is at 4315 Wyoming NE. Call 299-7750.
AT BOOKWORKS: Author James Terry will read and sign “Kingdom of the Sun” at 3 p.m. today.
Set in southwestern New Mexico, the stories explore the joys, insecurities, and failures of characters as they attempt to connect with or disconnect from others. Terry’s fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry Prize.
Sam Quinones will talk about “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 11. The event is hosted by Healing Addiction in our Community, Bernalillo Country, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Cinda Williams Chima will read and sign “Flamecaster” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12.
Set in the world of the New York Times bestselling “Seven Realms” series, this is a story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death.
Corran Harrington will read and sign “Follow the River Home” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14.
Daniel Arroyo has suffered a lifetime of guilt over the sudden death of his infant sister, who died when he was 8 years old. He now lives his middle years between that guilt and worsening episodes of PTSD from a Vietnam he left 30 years earlier.
Benjamin Radford will discuss “Bad Clowns” at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16.
This book describes the history of bad clowns, why clowns go bad, and why many people fear them. Going beyond familiar clowns such as the Joker, Krusty, John Wayne Gacy, and Stephen King’s Pennywise, it also features bizarre, lesser-known stories of weird clown antics.
Bookworks is at 4022 Rio Grande NW. Call 344-8139.
AT THE TONY HILLERMAN LIBRARY: New Mexico Poetry Alliance members will read from “Muse with Blue Apples” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13.
The library is at 8205 Apache NE. Call 291-6264.
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO STUDENT UNION BUILDING: John Mack Faragher, Yale University professor of history and American studies, will speak on “Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Free. Call 277-4344.