The Cathedral Church of St. Peter's book talk series presents NPR television critic and former Tampa Bay Times TV/media critic Eric Deggans (Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation) at noon Tuesday at the church, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free; lunch available.
Dr. M.P. Ravindra Nathan (Stories From My Heart) will sign his collection of personal essays at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Crescent Community Clinic, 5244 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynn Waddell (Fringe Florida: Travels Among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles) will discuss and sign her book at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
University of South Florida St. Petersburg special collections librarian James Schnur (Madeira Beach) will discuss and sign his illustrated history of the town at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Madeira Beach City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive.
Roy Peter Clark (How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times) will discuss and sign his guide for writers at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books.