Journalist, author and Western Washington University instructor William Dietrich will read from his collection of essays, “Natural Grace: The Charms, Wonders and Lessons of Pacific Northwest Animals and Plants,” at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Edmonds Community College in the Triton Union Building. Dietrich will also read excerpts from his new novel “Napoleon’s Pyramids.” EdCC is at 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. For more information, call 425-640-1313, www.edcc.edu/artsandculture. The event is free.
Comic actor Sarah Thyre, best known for her role as Coach Cherri Wolf on Comedy Central’s “Strangers With Candy,” will read from her memoir “Dark at the Roots” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Call 206-366-3333 or check their Web site, www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Local author Chris Salditt will sign copies of her book, “50 Ways to Leave Your Mother,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at J. Matheson Gifts, Kitchen &Gourmet, 2615 Colby Ave., Everett. Salditt’s book dishes up recipes for young adults along with practical advice. Call 425-258-2287 or go their Web site, www.jmatheson.com for more information.
In celebration of Arbor Day, local author Arthur Lee Jacobson will sign copies of his book, “Trees of Seattle,” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the conservatory in Seattle’s Volunteer Park, 1402 E. Galer St., Seattle. Call 206-322-4112 or check their Web site, www.volunteerparkconservatory.org for more information.