Book Signing, with Robert Phillip Bomboy, author of “Smart Boys Swimming in the River Styx,” about the members of the 109th Field Artillery involved in a tragic train wreck. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. 821-1959.
Socrates Café. Discuss, listen and raise questions about a topic chosen by the group. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Thursday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. 821-1959.
Writers Group. All writing styles and formats welcome. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Thursday at 7 p.m. Free. Registration: 996-1500.
Poetry and Music Festival, the third annual event with poets Joe Weil, James Hoch, Phil Miller, Gabriel Welsch, Todd David, Ed Ochester, Lee Upton, K.A. Hays, Jerry Wemple and others. Included: poetry readings, workshops for students and teachers, acoustic jazz music and poetry open mics. Stillwater Memorial Park, Route 487, Stillwater. Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 925-2347.
Book Signing with LeAnne Brogan, author of “After the Bell Rings,” a collection of short stories about students at Drums Elementary/Middle School in Hazleton. Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Booksellers, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 12, noon to 2 p.m. 208-4700.
A Surprise for Grandmother Rabbit, a children’s book by Buck Hill Falls resident Barbara J. Smith was recently published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises. The story follows a little boy trying to deliver a pie but meeting up with forest animals who would like a piece. Available at tatepublishing.com.
Sneezy Louise, a children’s book by Clarks Summit resident Irene Breznak, was recently published by Random House. The book is a fun story which gently reminds children to cover their mouth when they sneeze. Available at most internet booksellers and at independent bookstore.