John Jeter (The Plunder Room) talks about and signs his contemporary Southern gothic novel at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Faith Andrews Bedford (Little Girls in Matching Dresses) will sign her memoir of motherhood at 3 p.m. Saturday at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Imran Ahmad (Unimagined) will talk about his book and the need for "rehumanization" between the United States and Muslim world at 11 a.m. today at Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, 719 Arlington Ave. N.
Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative hosts Poetry and Jazz, celebrating National Poetry Month with poets Philip Deaver, Peter Meinke, Gianna Russo and Helen Pruitt Wallace and musicians Michael Ross and David Pate, at 2 p.m. today at Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive.
The University of South Florida Humanities Institute presents poet Dana Levin (Wedding Day) reading her work at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the TECO Room, College of Education, USF, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.
Pasco County Library hosts Dr. Lavinia Rodriguez (Mind Over Fat Matters) presenting a workshop on her book at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.
St. Pete Beach Library presents St. Petersburg Times book editor Colette Bancroft speaking on reviewing and the annual Times Festival of Reading at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 365 73rd Ave.
The Tarpon Springs Library presents a brown bag lunch with Jacqueline Tavernier, speaking on American novelist Jack London, at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the library, 138 E Lemon St. Cost is $5, which includes beverage and dessert; call (727) 943-4922 to register.
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