The University of South Florida department of English and creative writing program present memoirist, essayist and creative writing teacher Dinty W. Moore (Between Panic & Desire) discussing his work at 6 p.m. Monday at USF GraphicStudio, on the campus, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.
Girl Scouts of West Florida's Women of Distinction luncheon presents keynote speaker Jenna Hager (Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope), author, teacher and daughter of former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush, discussing and signing her book at noon Tuesday at A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. Tickets are $75; go to gswcf.org/wod/.
Studio@620 presents a book launch party with Peter Kageyama (For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places) discussing and signing his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
The Friends of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Libraries' Four Seasons Author Series luncheon presents New Yorker staff writer and author George Packer (Interesting Times: Writings From a Turbulent Decade) discussing and signing his books at noon Friday at the University Club, 1 Tampa City Center, Tampa. Tickets are $30; call (813) 273-3616 by Monday to reserve.