Jeff Klinkenberg (Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators), 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tampa Bay Area Professional Writers Group, Panera Bread, 10801 Starkey Road, Largo.
N.E. Roberts (Letters From the Edge of the Wilderness), 4 p.m. Wednesday, Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach.
Barbara Birenbaum (Amber's Dachshund Antics), 4 p.m. Friday, Borders Clearwater, 2683 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.
Rosalie Peck and Jon Wilson (St. Petersburg's Historic African American Neighborhoods), 2 p.m. Saturday, Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Randy Wayne White (Black Widow), 5p.m. Saturday, Circle Books, 478 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
Michael Dalton will make a multimedia presentation on his book Another Kind of Mind: A Talking Bird Masters English at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive. For information, call (727) 587-6715.
"A Conversation with Jon Entine, Author of Abraham's Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen People" will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater.
Steven Goldman (The Baseball Prospectus: The Essential Guide to the 2008 Baseball Season) and James Click, Tampa Bay Rays coordinator of baseball operations, will hold a Q&A session about the 2008 season at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Pieter Kohnstam (A Chance to Live) was a neighbor and childhood playmate of Anne Frank in Amsterdam. He will discuss and sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sarasota News & Books, 1341 Main St.
As part of the Presidential Events Series, Eckerd College presents Jeffrey Goldberg (Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror). He will speak on "Israel, Iran, the Bush Doctrine and the Future of Terrorism'' at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The free event is at Fox Hall, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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