Poetry project: The Max Middle Sound Project consisting of members Anne Davison, John Lavery, Max Middle and Jason Sonier, executes multi-vocal performance poetry works in a one-time outdoor program presented by the Tree Reading Series. The ensemble enacts work from an artistically advanced and entertaining repertoire, 8 p.m., June 26, The Tin House Courtyard (between Clarence and Murray Streets), just east of Sussex Drive. In event of rainfall, the Black Thorn Cafe, 15 Clarence St., will provide space on its covered patio. The feature performance is followed by — a block east on Murray Street, at 9:30 p.m. — the Tree Reading Series' open stage at Chez Lucien, 137 Murray St., at Dalhousie. Authors festival: As part of Literacy Plus’s fundraising efforts, it is staging the 5th annual Bonnechere Authors Festival featuring five noted Canadian writers. Readings will take place Wednesday evenings throughout July at St. James Church, Eganville, at 7:30 p.m., with a special mystery night in Arnprior. Speakers include: Elisabeth Harvor (Wednesday, July 4), Kristen Den Hartog (July 11), Charlotte Gray (July 25). Outdoor mystery night with Mary Jane Maffini and Barbara Fradkin is July 18, 7 p.m. at the Arnprior Garden, 143 Russell St. North. $15 per event or $50 for the series (includes dessert and coffee). Info: 613-628-3072 or 613623-8800. Book reading: As part of the Writers Festival, an evening with Afghanistan’s Khaled Hosseini the international bestselling author of The Kite Runner who will be in Ottawa to talk about his second acclaimed novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns. For tickets to this July 9 event at the Chateau Laurier: 613-5621243.