Charles Rowan Beye (My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man's Odyssey) will discuss and sign his memoir at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
"Standup librarian" Meredith Myers will perform her literary comedy act at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Venue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N at Mainlands Boulevard, Pinellas Park. Tickets cost $15. Call (727) 822-6194 or visit standuplibrarian.com.
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