JIM LENFESTEY: "Seeking the Cave." 7 p.m. Mon. SubText Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., Suite 150, St. Paul.

KAREN ABBOTT: "Sin in the Second City" and "American Rose." 7 p.m. Thu. Ramsey County Library, 2180 N. Hamline Av., Roseville.

ATHENA KILDEGAARD: "Ventriloquy." 7 p.m. Fri. Studio Z, 275 E. 4th St., St. Paul.

LAURA CHILDS: "Devonshire Scream." 12:30 p.m. Sat. Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.

CHARLOTTE HUBBARD: "Promise Lodge." 2 p.m. Sat. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.

JARKKO SILPILA: "Behind Closed Doors." 3 p.m. Sat. Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.