The University of South Florida St. Petersburg Honors Program and the Florida Holocaust Museum present author and terrorism scholar Mia Bloom (Bombshell: Women and Terrorism) discussing her book at 2 p.m. Monday in Davis Hall 130, USFSP, 140 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
Baseball legend and Tampa native Tony LaRussa (One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season) will sign his memoir at 7 p.m. Monday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Former Tampa Bay Times book editor Margo Hammond will present Blogging Memoirs, an advanced class in memoir writing, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Salvador Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. Cost is $65; contact [email protected] or call (727) 623-4730.
The Cathedral Church of St. Peter's lunchtime book talks presents Tampa Bay Times book editor Colette Bancroft discussing Ann Patchett's novel State of Wonder at noon Tuesday at the cathedral, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Lunch available for $5.
East Lake Community Library's Author Showcase presents Irish author Pauline Lawless (Behind Every Cloud) discussing her novel at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
The Tampa Bay History Center's Florida Conversations series presents Tampa Bay Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman (The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid) discussing and signing his book about orchid smuggling at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa.
Deep Carnivale: A Celebration of Words presents four days of author discussions, poetry readings, performances and visual arts at Grownman Brand Studios, 6412 Central Ave., Tampa.
• 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday: The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, performed by Richard J. Girard; Tickets $8, students and seniors $5.
• 10 p.m. Friday: Wombs on the Run, spoken-word performance by Neko Linda Williams with guest poet David Durney. Tickets $5, students and seniors $3.
• 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday: Readings by Silvia Curbelo, David Durney, Maria Fabian, Melissa Fair, Paul Guzzo, Rhonda J. Nelson, Sarah Myhre, Katie Riegel, Enid Shomer, Ira Sukrungruang, James E. Tokely Sr. Free.
• 10 p.m. Saturday: The Explanations Point, spoken-word performance by Stuart Kincade. Tickets $5, students and seniors $3.
• 1-5 p.m. Feb. 24: Wombs on the Run by Neko Linda Williams and other readings by guest poets. Free.
Kristen Simmons (Breaking Point) will discuss and sign her dystopian YA novel at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books.
Inkwood Books and Slow Food Tampa Bay present Wenonah Hauter (Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America) discussing and signing her book at 2 p.m. Saturday at the bookstore, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
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