Jennifer Walker (Full Color Living) will discuss and sign her self-help book at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sarasota News & Books, 1341 Main St.
William Poje (Painless) will sign his Florida crime novel at noon Saturday at Borders South Tampa, 909 N Dale Mabry Highway.
St. Petersburg Times Real Florida columnist Jeff Klinkenberg will talk about his book Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators and present a multimedia show about gators and humans at 2 p.m. today at the Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg; and at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave., Tampa.
The Pasco County Library will present Dr. Lavinia Rodriguez discussing her book Mind Over Fat Matters: Conquering Psychological Barriers to Weight Management at 6 p.m. Monday at the library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.
Saint Leo University will present an evening of readings by three distinguished Florida poets: Peter Meinke, professor emeritus of literature at Eckerd College; Kurt Wilt, editor of Sandhill Review and professor at Saint Leo; and Gianna Russo, Pushcart Prize nominee and founder and editor of YellowJacket Press. The reading will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Cannon Memorial Library, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo.
The University of South Florida presents a Symposium on Poetry and Poetics on the USF campus, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Events include a panel on "Meditations on the Poetic Process" with Kimberly Johnson, Denise Duhamel, Liz Robbins, Nadine Meyer and Jay Hopler at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grace Allen Room of the USF Library; readings by Duhamel and Meyer at 6 p.m. Wednesday at USF GraphicStudio; a poetry workshop with Robbins at noon Thursday in CPR 301; a panel on "The Ins and Outs of Literary Publishing" with Ira Sukrungruang, Katherine Reigel, Gianna Russo and Silvia Curbelo at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grace Allen Room; a reading by Johnson and Robbins at 6 p.m. Thursday at GraphicStudio; and a debut party for the literary magazine Saw Palm, with readings, at noon Friday in SVC 5012.
Sarasota News & Books and the Friends of the Ringling Library present acclaimed cookbook author Marcella Hazan speaking about her memoir Amarcord: Marcella Remembers at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Historic Asolo Theatre at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Tickets are $35 and include a book; call (941) 365-6332.
The 28th annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair takes place Friday through March 15. The event features more than 100 dealers in books of every variety, as well as manuscripts, maps, prints, autographs and other collectibles. Hours are 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15 at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Admission is $10 for the weekend, daily admission Saturday or Sunday $6; free for students with valid ID and children 12 and under. On the Web: www.floridabooksellers.com/bookfair.html.
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