Chelsea Cain, reading and discussion 2 p.m. Friday; Wenatchee Public Library, 310 Douglas St.; free 662-5021
Portland, Ore., author Chelsea Cain reads from and discusses her latest novel, “The Night Season,” at the library. The fourth in her Archie Sheridan mystery series, “The Night Season” sends the sleuth on a hunt for a serial killer after bodies surface during a period of heavy rain. Cain is also in Wenatchee this weekend as keynote speaker at Write on the River.
2011 Write on the River conference Saturday and Sunday; Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth St.; $10-$155; writeontheriver.org 860-7751
The 2011 Write on the River conference brings three New York Times bestselling writers to town, as well as several Pacific Northwest authors and editors. Thriller author Chelsea Cain provides the keynote address at this weekend’s event. Other features of the gathering include interactive Saturday workshops, small group editor appointments, a workshop for teens and a Sunday novel-writing workshop by West Point graduate Bob Mayer.
Sarahlee Lawrence and Naseem Rakha, authors 1:30 p.m. Sunday; Wenatchee Public Library, 310 Douglas St.; free 662-5021
Two authors read from their books at the Wenatchee Library. Sarahlee Lawrence provides excerpts from her memoir, “River House,” about building a log home with her father. Naseem Rakha presents her novel, “The Crying Tree,” about a mother dealing with the murder of her 15-year-old son.
Terri DuLong, reading and discussion 7 p.m. Tuesday; Wenatchee Public Library, 310 Douglas St.; free 662-5021
Author Terri DuLong shares two books from her “Cedar Key” series of novels. “Spinning Forward” (2009) and “Casting About” (2010), set on the Florida island Cedar Key, are about women coping with severe life changes through family, friends and knitting.
Hat collection 2 p.m. May 19; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; $5 adults, $4 seniors; www.wvmcc.org 888-6240
Museum public relations coordinator Chris Rader presents a slide show illustrating the history of hats. The museum’s collection of feathered hats is on display during the presentation.
Naseem Rakha, “The Crying Tree” 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Andante, 113 S. Emerson St.; $20 682-8901
Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association Award-winning author Naseem Rakha sits down for dinner with fans at Andante in Chelan. Her debut novel, “The Crying Tree,” was also selected as an Indie Next pick for 2010-11. Reservations for dinner with the author are required.