Ana Maria Spagna reads from Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus at 6 pm Thursday, May 6, at 111 Lillis, UO. James McCommons gives a talk based on his book Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service — A Year Spent Riding Across America at 6 pm Thursday, May 6, at Eugene Public Library. The Mid-Valley Willamette Writers present Jessica Morrell, who speaks about “How to Edit and Revise” at 6:30 pm Thursday, May 6, at Tsunami Books ($10 for non-members). Eugenean Laurie Notaro (The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club) reads from her new novel Spooky Little Girl at 7 pm Thursday, May 6, at Barnes & Noble. The Eugene Poetry Slam Finals take place at 7:30 pm Saturday, May 8, at Tsunami Books. Eugene native Megan Prelinger signs Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962 at 5 pm Wednesday, May 12, at J. Michaels Books. Melissa Hart gives a writing workshop on “How to Write About Your Mother and Still Get Invited to Christmas Dinner” at 4 pm Thursday, May 13, at Barnes & Noble. Mark Jarman reads from Epistles: Poems at 8 pm Thursday, May 13, at the EMU’s Fir Room, UO.