Author Nancy Christie (Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories) will sign her book at 1 p.m. April 10 at Books at Park Place, 10468 Roosevelt Blvd. N, St. Petersburg.
Cartoonist Tom Hart (Rosalie Lightning) will discuss and sign his bestselling graphic memoir about the death of his young daughter at 3 p.m. April 10 at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
The Plume Poetry Series presents poet and fiction writer Terese Svoboda (When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley: Selected and New Poems) reading from her work at 7 p.m. April 13 at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Suggested donation $5.
Actor and poet Amber Tamblyn (Dark Sparkler) will read from and sign her collection of poems inspired by the lives of women in show business at 6 p.m. April 15 at Inkwood Books.
Poetry and Taxes, featuring Gloria Muñoz, Liz Prisley and St. Petersburg poet laureate Helen Wallace, at 5:30 p.m. April 15 will be the inaugural reading in the Harbor Hall Auditorium, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 1000 Third St. S.
Keep St. Pete Lit's first writer in residency, New Orleans journalist and author Michael Patrick Welch (Y'all's Problem), will read from his work in progress and present a multimedia show at 7 p.m. April 15 at Craftsman House Gallery, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
As part of the centennial celebration of author John D. MacDonald, Selby Public Library presents a panel discussion on MacDonald's influence by writers Terry Griffin, Don Bruns, Ward Larsen and Susan Klaus at 2 p.m. April 16 at the library, 1331 First St., Sarasota.