"Strange Fruit: Readings by Tampa Writers and Poets," part of the monthlong Cuban Sandwich Show, will feature Melissa Fair, Rhonda Nelson, Lisa Birnbaum, Don Morrill, Gianna Russo, Cole Bellamy, Silvia Curbelo and James E. Tokely Sr. at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Grownman Brand Studios, 6412 Central Ave., Tampa. Admission $3.
Venus Jones (Lyrics for Langston) will have a launch party for her new book of poetry, with 1920s costumes, jazz and history, at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Admission $15 in advance at studio620.org/620 or $20 at the door.
Trina Clickner (A Miscellany of Garlic: From Paying Off Pyramids and Scaring Away Tigers to Inspiring Courage and Curing Hiccups, the Unusual Power Behind the World's Most Humble Vegetable) will discuss and sign her book at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N.
Michael Koryta (The Prophet) will discuss and sign his new thriller at 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.