Eliot Schrefer (Hack the SAT), bestselling YA novelist and former SAT tutor, will conduct a seminar for college-bound high school students at 2 p.m. today at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. Schrefer, a Countryside High School graduate, will also appear at a launch party for his new YA novel, Threatened, the second in a series about great apes. (The first, Endangered, was a finalist for the National Book Award.) The party, reading and signing will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Deepak Chopra (What Are You Hungry For? The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul) will speak at 7:30 tonight at Carol Morsani Hall at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets cost $35 to $100; strazcenter.org.
Tampa Bay Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman (The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid) will speak at a Lunch and Learn at noon Tuesday at the Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. Admission $17, members $15; includes lunch.
The Hillsborough County Bar Association presents Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King (Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America) discussing and signing his book at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, 1610 N Tampa St., Tampa. Tickets cost $35 to $65; hillsbar.com.
James Beard Award winner Barry Estabrook (Tomatoland: How Modern Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit) and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will present "Tomatoland: Modern Day Slavery in Florida," followed by a book signing, at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Grand Salon, Plant Hall, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
My Haley (The Treason of Mary Louvestre), widow of and collaborator with Alex Haley (Roots), will discuss and sign her historical novel at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.