The East Lake Community Library's Authors Showcase presents Chantal Korkis (The College Conqueror's Handbook) talking about college life at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
The Artists and Writers Group will hold auditions for writers and readers for its Deep Carnivale literature festival (which takes place Sept. 11 at Hillsborough Community College Ybor campus) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tre Amici at the Bunker, 1907 N 19th St., Tampa. Participants will have two minutes to read their own work or work by any author. To reserve a spot, contact David Audet, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patti Leudeman Chiappa (Sara's Journey) will sign her Christian fiction book at 1 p.m. Saturday at Serenity Now Books and Gifts, 3269 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor.
Author and former St. Petersburg Times reporter Thomas French (Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives) and author and Poynter Institute vice president Roy Peter Clark (The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English) will sign their books at 3 p.m. Saturday at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.