Forrest Gump author Winston Groom (The Aviators) will sign his new book about Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker and Jimmy Doolittle at 4 p.m. Monday at the Student Community Center, Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo.
Tampa Preparatory School presents Ruta Sepetys (Out of the Easy) discussing and signing her YA historical novel at 7 p.m. Monday at the school, 727 W Cass St., Tampa.
Jay Nordlinger (Peace, They Say: A History of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Most Famous and Controversial Prize in the World), senior editor at National Review, speaks on his book at noon Tuesday at Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free; lunch available.
The University of South Florida Humanities Institute presents physicist Lawrence Krauss (A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing) speaking at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Oval Theater, Marshall Student Center, on the USF campus, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.
Award-winning poet and veteran Brian Turner (Here, Bullet) will read his poetry at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at TECO Hall, Saint Leo University.
Tampa Bay Times columnist Jeff Klinkenberg (Alligators in B-Flat) will discuss and sign his latest book at 6 p.m. Thursday at the St. Petersburg Public Library North Branch, 861 70th Ave. N.
The University of South Florida English Department presents award-winning poet Robert Herschbach (Loose Weather) reading from his work at 6 p.m. Thursday at USF GraphicStudio, 3702 Spectrum Blvd., No. 100, Tampa.
The Clearwater Library Foundation presents conservation photographer Carlton Ward Jr. (Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition) discussing and signing his book at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Call (727) 562-4970, ext. 5189, for reservations; $10 donation requested.
Tampa author Philip Crowley (Possessed) will discuss and sign his novel at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.