Former Times book editor Margo Hammond offers a "Finding Memoir Momentum" workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. Fee $65, $35 for Dalí members; includes wine and light refreshments, galleries entrance and cafe discount. Package for all fall classes (buy four, get one free): $195, $105 Dalí members. To register call (727) 623-4730 or email [email protected]
Hillsborough Community College's Tampa Authors Spotlight Series presents Jeffery Johnson (Creating a Better Me) discussing and signing his spiritual guidebook at 10 a.m. Saturday at Open Cafe, 3332 N 34th St., Tampa.
The Southshore Regional Library presents an author talk by Marie Gilmore (Open for Business, Now What? A Small Business Guide for What to Do After the Open Sign Goes Up) at 3 p.m. Saturday at the library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin.
Vendor applications for the 21st annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will be held Oct. 26 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, are available at festivalofreading.com.
To place an item in Book Talk, send author's name, book title, appearance time, date, venue name and address, admission cost (if any) and a contact phone number to [email protected] (with "Book Talk" in subject line) or Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Deadline is 14 days before publication.