Antonia Lewandowski (Out of the Woods) will read from and sign her book of poetry at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive.
Cody Fowler Davis (Implied Consent) will sign his legal thriller at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes & Noble South Tampa, 213 N Dale Mabry Highway.
Lisa Black (Takeover) will read and sign her debut thriller at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Michael Brady (Realign: A Metaphysical Approach to Defeating Depression) will discuss and sign his book at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Trail Books, 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor.
Paul Foley (Black Cassock: Memoir of a Spoiled Priest) will discuss and sign his memoir at 1 p.m. Saturday at Books-a-Million, 9570 US 19, Port Richey.
The East Lake Community Library's Authors Showcase presents Kathryn Barber (Hippie Chick Reunion) giving a free talk on storytelling as the path to self-discovery at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
Boutique Book Bash: Where Fashion and Literature Merge is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bon Appetit, 150 Marina Plaza, Dunedin. The benefit for Dignity U Wear will include discussions and signings by authors Shawn Powell and Henri Landwirth as well as hors d'oeuvres and a wine tasting. Tickets are $36; call (727) 512-4801.
Yellowjacket Press presents the Florida Poets Happy Hour and Prime Time Show from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Indigo Coffee Trading Co., 514 N Franklin St., Tampa. Poets include Michael Trammell, Peter Meinke, Silvia Curbelo, Richard Matthews, Hunt Hawkins, Helen Wallace and more. Suggested donation is $5.
Applications are being accepted from book market vendors for the 2008 St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading, Saturday, Oct. 25 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. For applications, go to www.festivalofreading.com or call Marisol Quiles at (727) 892-2947.
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