Poets Melanie Hubbard (We Have With Us Your Sky), Alexis Orgera (How Like Foreign Objects) and Terry Ann Thaxton (Getaway Girl) will read from and sign their books at noon today at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
Judith Rock (A Plague of Lies) will discuss and sign her historical novel at a launch party at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bookstore1Sarasota.
Philosopher John Perry (The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing) will discuss and sign his book at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Christopher Buehlman (Between Two Fires) will discuss and sign her historical fantasy novel at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes & Noble St. Petersburg, 2501 Tyrone Blvd.
Tampa author Karen Brown (Little Sinners and Other Stories) will discuss and sign her short story collection at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books.
Safety Harbor Library Foundation's Arts and Culture Lecture Series presents Tampa Bay Times Real Florida columnist Jeff Klinkenberg discussing and signing his book Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: More Stories About Real Florida at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor.
Professor Michael P. Allen of Stetson University College of Law will speak on "Banned Books! Who Decides" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport.
In honor of Banned Books Week, Inkwood Books presents a Banned Books Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. Friday at Cafe Hey, 1540 N Franklin Ave., Tampa. Add your name as a reader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Times book editor Margo Hammond will speak on memoir writing at 2 p.m. Saturday the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N.
St. Petersburg author William Heffernan (When Johnny Came Marching Home) will sign his new historical mystery novel at 3 p.m. Saturday at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Applications are being accepted for book market vendors and volunteers for the 2012 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will take place Oct. 20 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. For applications, go to festivalofreading.com.