The Florida Bibliophile Society will present St. Petersburg poet laureate Peter Meinke (Lines From Neuchatel) and his wife, artist Jeanne Meinke (Lines From Wildwood Lane), giving a talk and poetry reading at 1:30 p.m. today at Book Lover's Cafe, 2105 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Writers in Paradise at Eckerd College presents a series of readings today through Saturday by conference authors. Readings begin at 8 p.m. in Miller Auditorium on the Eckerd campus, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Each reading will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 7:30 in the auditorium lobby and followed by author signings; books will be available for sale. The events are free; for information, call (727) 864-7994.
Today: Les Standiford (The Man Who Invented Christmas) and Sterling Watson (Sweet Dream Baby)
Monday: Jane Hamilton (Laura Rider's Masterpiece) and Peter Meinke (Lines From Neuchatel)
Tuesday: Julianna Baggott (The Pretend Wife) and Ann Hood (The Red Thread)
Thursday: Michael Koryta (So Cold the River) and John Dufresne (Requiem, Mass.)
Friday: Laura Lippman (The Girl in the Green Raincoat) and Tom Perrotta (The Abstinence Teacher)
Saturday: Dennis Lehane (Moonlight Mile)
The East Lake Community Library's Authors Showcase presents former Tampa Bay Rays owner Vince Naimoli (Business, Baseball and Beyond) discussing and signing his book at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
The Clearwater Main Library's Scholar's Choice lecture series will present Phillip Sipiora, professor of English at the University of South Florida, leading a talk on Cormac McCarthy's The Road at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 100 N Osceola Ave.
Former Secret Service agents Gerald Blaine and Clint Hill (The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence) will discuss and sign their book at 7 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
Former Tampa Bay Bucs coach Tony Dungy and his wife, Lauren (You Can Be a Friend), will sign their children's book at 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Carrollwood.