The Jewish Book Festival and its book sponsor, Inkwood Books, present Alicia Oltuski (Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life), 11 a.m. today, Congregation Rodelph Sholom 2713 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa; tickets $18, call (813) 769-4725 for reservations.
Ellie Topp (Fresh and Healthy Cooking for Two: Easy Meals for Everyday Life) will sign her cookbook at 6 p.m. Monday at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St.
Inkwood Books presents Robert Franek (The Best 376 Colleges) discussing and signing his book at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jan Platt Regional Library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave., Tampa.
Eamonn Wall (A Tour of Your Country) will read his poetry and discuss "Ecologies, Traditions, Influence, Sense of Place: Writing and Film From the West of Ireland Meets the American West" at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Plant Hall Music Room, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd.
Former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio (Straightforward: Ways to Live and Lead) will discuss and sign her book at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa.
Johanna Moran (The Wives of Henry Oades) will discuss and sign her historical novel at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bookstore1Sarasota.
Angela Pisaturo (Treasures in Clay Vessels) will discuss and sign her historical romance at an afternoon tea at 4 p.m. Thursday at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 Pinellas Ave.
John Ames (Adventures in Nowhere) will discuss and sign his novel set in Tampa at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Bookstore1Sarasota will present Tayari Jones (Silver Sparrow) in collaboration with the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe at 5 p.m. Friday at the theater, 1646 10th Way, Sarasota.
Ron Tanner (Kiss Me, Stranger) will read from and sign his comic dystopian YA novel at 6 p.m. Friday at Inkwood Books.
The Clearwater Community Woman's Club's 19th annual Evening With the Author, featuring thriller writer Lisa Unger (Darkness, My Old Friend), is at 7 p.m. Friday at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Tickets $25 (including wine, hors d'oeuvres, dessert). Reservations: (727) 797-7088 or www. clearwatercwc.org.
St. Petersburg Times food editor Janet K. Keeler (Cookielicious: 150 Fabulous Recipes to Bake and Share) will sign her cookbook at 2 p.m. Saturday at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.