JOEL SARTORE: “National Geographic’s The Photo Ark.” 2 p.m. today. House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Av., St. Paul.

FITZFIRST: A discussion of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work. 3 p.m. today. Merriam Park Branch Library, 1831 Marshall Av., St. Paul.

MICHAEL HALL: “Monkey Time.” 3 p.m. today. Red Balloon, 891 Grand Av., St. Paul.

MARK CONWAY: “Rivers of the Driftless Region.” 5 p.m. today. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

ROSS GAY: “The Book of Delights.” 7 p.m. Tue. Magers & Quinn, Mpls.

STEPHEN MACK JONES: “Lives Laid Away.” 7 p.m. Tue. Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.

DAVE EGGERS: “The Monk of Mokha.” With Mokhtar Alkhanshali. 7 p.m. Wed. $26. Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Av. S., Mpls.

KATELYNN HIBBARD: “Simples.” 7 p.m. Wed. Subtext, 6 W. 5th St., Suite 150, St. Paul.

BEN WEAVER: “Ragged Ass Joy.” 7 p.m. Thu. Subtext, 6 W. 5th St., Suite 150, St. Paul.

LAURA CHILDS: “Broken Bone China.” Noon Sat. Once Upon a Crime, Mpls.

PAT ZIETLOW MILLER AND ELIZA WHEELER: “When You Are Brave.” 2 p.m. Sat. Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Av., St. Paul.

POETRY READING: 4 p.m. Sat. Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls.