The University of Tampa's MFA program presents its Lectores Series. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m. at the university's Falk Theatre, 428 W Kennedy Blvd. Admission is free, and books will be available for sale; ut.edu/mfacw/lectores.
Jan. 9: Florida poet laureate Peter Meinke (The Expert Witness: New and Selected Stories)
Jan. 10: novelists Jason Ockert (Wasp Box) and Stefan Kiesbye (Knives, Forks, Scissors, Flames)
Jan. 11: novelist Gina Frangello (Every Kind of Wanting) and short story writer Kevin Moffett (Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events)
Jan. 12: poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Lucky Fish)
St. Petersburg author Elise Kova (Alchemists of Loom) will sign her fantasy novel at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at Books at Park Place, 10468 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg Museum of History's Happy Hour With the Historian presents Lyn Millner (The Allure of Immortality: An American Cult, a Florida Swamp, and a Renegade Prophet) at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at the museum, 335 Second Ave. NE. Admission $5; spmoh.org.