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Meet Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis

Story times and book clubs: Area public libraries offer story programs for children of all ages and book clubs for youths and adults. Go to their websites and click on the calendar to check out the offerings.

Vox Poplar Writing Project: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 11, Boise Public Library at Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Drive. Local author Catherine Kyle works on the Vox Poplar writing installation, part of a partnership between the library, the Log Cabin Literary Center and the Boise City Department of Arts and History.

Writing Screenplays 101: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, Boise Public Library main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Dr. Steve Barrett will introduce you to the fundamentals of writing for television or the big screen. Readings will be selected from “Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting” by Sid Field. Participants will meet once a month for six months to facilitate drafting and peer review of a screenplay.

Books & Brews at Highlands Hollow: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, Highlands Hollow Brewhouse, 2455 N. Hollow Lane, Boise. Enjoy a relaxed chat about books. Guests can come and talk about what they’re reading and hear about what others are enjoying. Facilitated by Boise Public Library staff.

V.E. Schwab and Madeleine Roux event: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, Boise Public Library main branch. Authors Victoria Schwab and Madeleine Roux will be discussing their new books and their creative process. Exclusive buttons available for attendees.

Writer’s Bloc Author Series: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, unBound Flexible Open Space, 713 N. Main St., Meridian. Learn more about the craft of writing and the writing lifestyle from local authors. Topics may cover the art of writing, publishing, editing or all of the above.

Collister Writes: The 12 Steps of Fiction Writers Anonymous: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, Boise Public Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Sherry Briscoe, of the Idaho Writers Guild, leads a fun, interactive workshop on how to enjoy being an author without upsetting the balance of your life.

‘Vegan on the Go’ event: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Daniela Lais, author of “Vegan on the Go,” gives how to’s on how to make being vegan a little bit easier.

Writing Creative Local and Family History: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 15, Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. Part of a series by the Meridian Library District and the Idaho State Historical Society featuring lectures and workshops. Topics include records repositories; unique, often untapped records types; and writing techniques for making one’s family history as creative, interesting and historically accurate as possible. Led by Dr. Steve Barrett, an archivist and family history and local records specialist of the Idaho State Historical Society.

Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck author event: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, Barnes & Noble, 1315 N. Milwaukee, Boise. “I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair” is the real-life story of Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray’s incredible journey. A travel adventure full of love, humor and spiritual truth, it exemplifies what every friendship is meant to be and shows what it means to never find yourself alone.

Rick Just author signing: 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Barnes & Noble, Boise. Rick Just has written several novels and nonfiction books. He serves as the coordinator of the Idaho Recreation and Tourism Initiative, is the president of Friends of Idaho State Parks, and was recently named the director of Writers at Harriman.

Stephan Pastis author event: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Boise Public Library main branch. Come see Stephan Pastis disclose all vices, overshare and tell you all you want to know about Pearls Before Swine and his personal life.

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