Poet Barbara Ras (The Last Skin) will read and sign her work at 1 p.m. today at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
Cisco Systems co-founder Sandy Lerner (Second Impressions) will discuss and sign her novel, a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, at 5 p.m. Monday in Poynter's Corner at the Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 Harborwalk Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
Augusta Scattergood (Glory Be) will discuss and sign her middle-grade novel at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Geldbart Auditorium, Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota.
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