Brazilian author and journalist Rodrigo Garcia Lopes (Nomada) will discuss and sign his book at 2 p.m. today at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
The Cathedral Church of St. Peter's lunchtime book talk series presents University of South Florida St. Petersburg professor Amy Robinson discussing Jane Austen's Mansfield Park at noon Tuesday at the cathedral, 140 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg.
Former Tampa Bay Times book editor Margo Hammond presents a beginner's workshop in memoir writing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. The cost is $65. To register, call (727) 623-4730.
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee's 2012-13 Jewish Book Festival presents comedian and Food Network producer Jeff Oliver (Failure to Thrive) discussing his novel at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Beatrice Friedman Theatre, 582 Macintosh Road, Sarasota. Tickets cost $10. thejewishfederation.com.
Safety Harbor Public Library presents author Katie Bush and artists Kiralinda and Todd Ramquist (1206 Third Street) talking about their book about the Whimzey House at 11 a.m. Saturday at the library, 101 Second St. N. A craft project for kids will follow.
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