Lauren Slater reads from “Playing House: Notes of a Reluctant Mother,” 9 a.m., The Book Rack, 52 State St.
J. Courtney Sullivan reads from “The Engagements,” 9 a.m., Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St.
Pat Lowery Collins reads “The Deer Watch,” 9 a.m., Newburyport Public Library Children’s Room, 94 State St. For children ages 4-8.
The Poetry of Michael Burkard and Richard Hoffman, 10 a.m., Central Congregational Church Social Hall.
The Story Behind the Story, 10 a.m., Old South Church. With Elisabeth Elo and Holly Robinson.
Newburyport: Then and Now, 10 a.m., Old South Church Social Hall. With Ghlee Woodworth.
Will Schwalbe reads from “The End of Your Life Book Club,” 10 a.m., Newburyport Art Association.
Jennifer Pieroni reads from “Danceland,” 10 a.m., The Book Rack.
Ira Wood reads from “You’re Married to Her?” memoir, 10 a.m., Jabberwocky Bookshop.
The Art of Digital Book Illustration, 10 a.m., Newburyport Public Library Program Room. With David Biedrzycki. For children ages 5 and up.
ECCE ATROCITATEM: Meditations on Horror, 10:30 a.m., Firehouse Center for the Arts. With Gordon Anthony Bean, Scott Goudsward and Rob Smales. Moderated by Bracken MacLeod.
Not Just for Teens: The Growing Popularity of the Young Adult Novel, 10:30 a.m., First Religious Society. With M.T. Anderson and Deborah Noyes. Moderated by Hilary B. Van Dusen.
Kate Sullivan reads “On Linden Square,” 10:30 a.m., Newburyport Public Library Children’s Room. For children ages 4-8.
The Poetry of A.M. Juster and Len Krisak, 11 a.m., Central Congregational Church Social Hall.
Andre Dubus III reads from his work in progress, 11 a.m., Old South Church.
A Walk Along Historic Water Street, 11 a.m., Old South Church Social Hall. With Skip and Marge Motes.
The Invention of the American Meal, 11 a.m., Newburyport Art Association. With Abigail Carroll and Christina Koliander.
Vint Virga reads from “The Soul of All Living Creatures,” 11 a.m., The Book Rack.