Poynter Institute senior scholar Roy Peter Clark (How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times) will discuss and sign his latest book of advice for writers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Douglas Corleone (Good as Gone) will discuss and sign his latest thriller at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books.
Yellow Jacket Press presents the sixth annual Florida Poets Happy Hour and Prime Time Show, featuring George Bishop (Following Myself Home), winner of the 2013 Peter Meinke Prize, and other poets and performers at 7 p.m. Friday at Kahwa Coffee at the Element, 808 N Franklin St., Suite 117, Tampa. Admission donation $5.
T.D. Allman (Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State) will discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. Friday at Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
The 21st annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg; festivalofreading.com.