Author, photographer and blogger Brandon Stanton (Humans of New York: Stories) will speak as part of the University Lecture Series at 8 p.m. April 5 at the Marshall Center, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.
Bestselling food writer Michael Ruhlman (In Short Measures) will discuss and sign his first book of fiction at 6 p.m. April 8 at Bookstore1, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
Author Nancy Christie (Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories) will sign her book at noon April 9 at Barnes & Noble St. Petersburg, 2501 Tyrone Blvd.
Keep St. Pete Lit's first writer in residency, New Orleans journalist and author Michael Patrick Welch (Y'all's Problem), will lead a master class in freelance writing at 1 p.m. April 9 at the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Cost $10; reservations brownpapertickets.com/event/2529955.
The April Local Author Event at New Tampa Regional Library includes Nirupama Vaidyanathan (The Moonballer), Rod Martinez (The Juniors), Jonathan Chateau (Faith Against the Wolves), Alison Oburia (Passion Fish), Neil Cosentino (Letters From the Cockpit), Dave Siegenthaler (The Airlift Mission), Kelly Ann Guglietti (The Green Tom), Lynn Combes (Matthew's Miracle), Frederick B. Essig (Plant Life), Awwab Ali Azam (The Tree Story), Lawrence Hoffman (Turning Blue) and Madonna Wise (Wesley Chapel) at 3:30 p.m. April 9 at the library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa.