Author, illustrator and MacArthur "genius" award winner David Macaulay (The Way We Work) will give a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hillsborough Community College SouthShore, 551 24th St. NE, Ruskin.
St. Petersburg Times food and travel editor Janet Keeler (Cookielicious: 150 Fabulous Recipes to Bake & Share) will host a launch party for her book 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. To get a ticket for the event, buy a copy of the book ($19.95 plus tax and shipping) by calling toll-free 1-888-352-2665 or going to www. mycookielicious.com.
Poynter Institute senior scholar Roy Peter Clark (The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English) will discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
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