Lynda Drews (Run at Destruction) will sign her true crime book at 2 p.m. today at Barnes & Noble Clearwater, 23654 U.S. 19 N.
Erica Ridley (Too Wicked to Kiss) will appear at a launch party for her new Regency romance novel at 3 p.m. today at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
John DeRosa (Days in Collision: Faith and Patience Poetry Every Day of the Year) will read and sign his book of poetry at sunset Tuesday at the Undertow Bar, 3800 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.
Carolyn Handler Miller (Digital Storytelling: A Creator's Guide to Interactive Media) will discuss her book at 6 p.m. Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Florida Writers Association-St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N.
"The Plight and Promise of Africa: An Eckerd College Initiative" presents John Prendergast (Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond) and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel (Night) speaking on "From the Holocaust to Darfur: If We Had Only Learned Our Lesson" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets are free but required; go to http://africa.eckerd.edu/reserve-tickets.
The 29th annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, featuring more than 115 dealers from around the world, is 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Admission is $6 daily or $10 for the weekend; for information go to floridabooksellers.com/bookfair.html.
Psychologist Mack Hicks (The Digital Pandemic: Re-establishing Face-to-Face Contact in the Electronic Age) will discuss and sign his book at 1 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Clearwater, 23654 U.S. 19 N.
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