JONATHAN EVISON AND PETER GEYE: “This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!” 3 p.m. today. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

JOHN JODZIO: “Nest.” 2:30 p.m. Mon. Century College, 3300 Century Av. N., White Bear Lake.

DYLAN HORROCKS: “Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen.” 7 p.m. Mon. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

LORNA LANDVIK: “Best to Laugh.” 7 p.m. Mon. SubText Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., Suite 150, St. Paul.

JON FINE: “Your Band Sucks.” With Ana Marie Cox. 7 p.m. Tue. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

LYRIC: MUSIC/POETRY/ DIALOGUE: Milkweed Editions presents an evening of poetry and song and the book launch for “The Stuntman” by Brian Laidlaw. With Allison Labonne and Brian Tighe, Joe Horton and Chris Martin. 7 p.m. Tue. $10. Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Av. S., Mpls.

WILLIAM GREEN: “Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912.” 7 p.m. Tue. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.

JANE DICKERSON: “The Orange Tree.” 7 p.m. Wed. Micawber’s, 2238 Carter Av., St. Paul.

BRIAN LUTTERMAN: “Windfall.” 10 a.m. Fri. Lake Country Booksellers, 4766 Washington Square, White Bear Lake.

FRIENDS OF THE ANDERSEN HORTICULTURAL LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. Fri.-next Sun. $12. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska.

NORMAN DRAPER: “Front Yard.” 7 p.m. Fri. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.; 2 p.m. Sat. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul.

BRIAN LUTTERMAN: “Windfall.” Noon Sat. Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.

PATRICIA STINSON: “Wild River.” 2 p.m. next Sun. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.