U.S. Olympic swimming champion Dara Torres (Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life) will sign her memoir at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
Television host Kathie Lee Gifford (Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg) will sign her essay collection at 6 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Former prosecutor Jilliane Hoffman (Plea of Insanity) will sign her Florida thriller at 7 p.m. Friday at Inkwood Books.
Mary de la Rosa and Debra Vaughn (It's Not Coincidence It's God) will sign their Christian book from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Howard Johnson Plaza, 111 W Fortune St., Tampa.
Tom Corcoran (Hawk Channel Chase) will sign his Florida thriller at 3 p.m. Saturday at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
The Studio@620 presents Rituals of Attention: The Art of Suzanne Williamson and Donald Morrill, a reading by Morrill, a University of Tampa professor of English, from his nonfiction book Impetuous Sleeper, augmented by Williamson's photographs of the American landscape. The free event is at 6 p.m. today at the studio, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
East Lake Community Library's Author Showcase presents Debby Mayne (Peachtree Dreams) talking about writing and targeting a reading audience at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
The Studio@620's Pen Is Mightier literary series presents Eckerd College political science professor William Felice (How Do I Save My Honor?) discussing his book about individual moral responsibility in time of war. The event, which includes a question-and-answer session moderated by St. Petersburg Times book editor Colette Bancroft, is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the studio.
The Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library presents Victorian literature scholar William Scheuerle speaking at a celebration of the 193rd birthday of Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre). Victorian costumes are encouraged; the party is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 11211 Countryway Blvd., Tampa.
The University of South Florida's Humanities Institute completes its National Poetry Month events with a reading by Erica Bernheim (Between the Room and the City) and Robyn Schiff (Revolver) at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Grace Allen Room of the USF Library, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.
The Land O'Lakes Library presents St. Petersburg Times Real Florida columnist Jeff Klinkenberg (Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators) talking about his book and a multimedia program about the alligator's place in Florida culture at 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 2818 Collier Parkway.