Award-winning author Chang-rae Lee (On Such a Full Sea) will discuss and sign his novel at 2 p.m. today at Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
Journalist M.P. Manilla (Foretold) will discuss and sign her thriller at 2 p.m. today at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
Journalist Lynn Waddell (Fringe Florida: Travels Among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles) will discuss and sign her nonfiction book at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bookstore1Sarasota.
The University of South Florida English Department and Florida Literary Arts Coalition present award-winning poet Joseph Millar (Blue Rust) reading from his work at 6 p.m. Thursday at USF Graphicstudio, 3702 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa.
Poet Alexis Orgera (Dust Jacket) will read from and sign her new collection at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bookstore1Sarasota.
Bryan Mealer (Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town — selected as Sarasota County's "2014 One Book") will discuss and sign his nonfiction book at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota.
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