FITZFIRST@FOUR: A discussion of F. Scott Fitzgerald's work. 4 p.m. today. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul.

SARA BLAEDEL: "The Killing Forest." 7 p.m. Tue. Danish American Center, 3030 West River Pkwy., Mpls.

STAN TEKIELA: "Bears: Black, Brown and Polar Bears." 6:30 p.m. Wed. Maplewood Community Center, 2100 N. White Bear Av., Maplewood.

ERIKA LEE: "The Making of Asian America: A History." 7 p.m. Wed. Hamline Midway Library, 1558 W. Minnehaha Av., St. Paul.

ANTHONY DAVID: "An Improbable Friendship." 7 p.m. Thu. St. Paul Jewish Community Center, 1375 St. Paul Av., St. Paul.

MIDSTREAM READING SERIES: Poetry and story reading. 7:30 p.m. Thu. Blue Moon Coffee Cafe, 3822 E. Lake St, Mpls.

SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN: "Dying Words." Noon Fri. Lind Hall, University of Minnesota, 207 SE. Church St., Mpls.

ERIC DREGNI: "In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian Dream." 6 p.m. Fri. Buetow Music Auditorium, Concordia University St. Paul, 1282 Concordia Av., St. Paul.

MELANIE REITZ: "Confused Woman: Tales & Advice on Love, Dating & Relationships." 6 p.m. Fri. Brave New Workshop, 824 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

VASUDHA NARAYANAN: Discussion on Hindu poetry. 7 p.m. Fri. Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls.

RODRIGO SANCHEZ-CHAVARRIA AND BILL MEISSNER: Poetry reading. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Banfill-Locke Center, 6666 East River Rd., Fridley.

CARL BROOKINS: "The Case of the Yellow Diamond." 2 p.m. Sat. Barnes & Noble, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.

KAREN BRANAN: "The Family Tree." 2 p.m. Sat. Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 3400 Park Av. S., Mpls.; 12:30 p.m. next Sun. Unity Church-Unitarian, 733 Portland Av., St. Paul.