DONTE COLLINS AND DANEZ SMITH: "Softer" and "Don't Call Us Dead." 7 p.m. Tue. Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, 308 E. Prince St., St. Paul.

WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER: "Sulfur Springs." 7 p.m. Tue. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul; 4:30 p.m. Wed. $10. The Grand Banquet Hall, 301 S. 2nd St., Stillwater; 7 p.m. Thu. Barnes & Noble, Galleria, 3225 W. 69th St., Edina.

KYLE MILLS: "Enemy of the State." 7 p.m. Wed. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville; 7 p.m. Thu. Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.; 7 p.m. Fri. River Falls Library, 140 Union St., River Falls, Wis.

LITERATURE LOVERS' NIGHT OUT: Five writers, including Ann Hood. Advance tickets only by calling 952-401-0932. 7 p.m. Thu. $11. Trinity Episcopal Church, 322 2nd St., Excelsior.

OLIVIA KATE CERRONE: "The Hunger Saint." 7 p.m. Thu. Common Good Books, St. Paul.

MARILYN MCGRIFF AND JULIE MILLER: "Caught in the Rye" and "Discovering God in the Ordinary." 10 a.m. Fri. Lake Country Booksellers, 4766 Washington Square, White Bear Lake.

BANFILL-LOCKE READING SERIES: Donte Collins, Norita Dittberner-Jax and Roy G. Guzman. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Banfill-Locke Center, 6666 East River Rd., Fridley.

JOHN TOREN: "All the Things You Are." 2 p.m. Sat. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville.

ROBERT MADRYGIN: "The Solace of Trees." 7 p.m. Sat. Subtext, 6 W. 5th St., St. Paul.

MATT SCHUTH: "Nature at Our Doorstep." 2 p.m. next Sun. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.