Jane Blanchard (Women of the Way: Embracing the Camino) will discuss and sign her memoir about a pilgrimage in Spain at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota.
University of Tampa low-residency creative writing director Jeff Parker (Ovenman) will read from his work at as part of the Spring Literary Series at the Firehouse Cultural Center at 7 p.m. Thursday at the center, 101 First Ave. NE, Ruskin.
Eckerd College creative writing teacher Tracy Crow (Eyes Right: Confessions From a Woman Marine) will discuss her memoir at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Student Community Center, Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 54, St. Leo.
Novelist Wendy Wax (While We Were Watching Downton Abbey) will sign her book and lead a game of Downton Abbey trivia at 6 p.m. Friday at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
Local author Deanna Bennett (Anna: Going to America) will present a launch party for her novel at 6:30 p.m. Friday at East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
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