City Lights Bookstore in Sylva has two events coming up this weekend.

Robert Lee Kendrick returns at 3 p.m. Saturday to read from his new collection of poetry, “Shape the Bent Straight.” His poems have been featured in Tar River Poetry, Xavier Review, Louisiana Literature, South Carolina Review, Kestrel, The Cape Rock, The James Dickey Review, The San Pedro River Review, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review and The Main Street Rag. His first chapbook, “Winterskin,” was published by Main Street Rag in 2016. Iris Press released his collection “What Once Burst with Brilliance” in 2018.

Webster writer Dave Waldrop and Whittier artist/musician Alma Russ combined their talents to create a visual language experience in “Roll Your Eyes Now.” Russ’ vivid colors and non-linear style capture Waldrop’s puns and bring them to life for the reader. It’s kids humor for all ages.

They will present “Roll Your Eyes Now” at City Lights from 1-2 p.m. Sunday.

To reserve copies of these books call City Lights at 586-9499.