As part of National Poetry Month, Pulitzer Prize winner and current U.S. poet laureate Philip Levine (News of the World) will read from and sign his work at 7 p.m. Monday in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms, Student Community Center, Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo.
Former New York Yankees pitcher Ron Guidry will sign Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift, a book by Harvey Araton, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa, and at 7 p.m. Thursday at Books-A-Million, 4225 14th St. W, Bradenton. (Books only; no memorabilia.)
The University of Tampa's Writers at the University series presents Tampa Review Prize for Poetry winner John Blair (The Occasions of Paradise) reading from and signing his work at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Scarfone/Hartley gallery, 310 N Boulevard, Tampa.
The University of South Florida Humanities Institute's celebration of National Poetry Month continues with readings by Helen Wallace (Shimming the Glass House) at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2709, Marshall Student Center, USF, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa; and by John Blair (The Occasions of Paradise) at 7 p.m. Friday at USF Tampa GraphicStudio, 3702 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa.
Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman (The Scent of Scandal) will discuss and sign his book about orchid smuggling at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Florida Native Plant Society's Plant Festival, Wilcox Nursery, 12501 Indian Rocks Road, Largo.
Tim Dorsey (Pineapple Grenade) will discuss and sign his comic crime novel at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverview Branch Library, 10509 Riverview Drive.