Eugene Hairston (A Quiet Voice), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave.
Cheri Kay Clifton (Trail to Destiny), 5 p.m. Thursday, CJ's Centre for Beauty Salon and Day Spa, 5011 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater.
An Evening with Jennifer Rothschild, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo. Rothschild, author of Self-Talk, Soul Talk: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself, will present a free reading and musical performance. Rothschild, a Christian motivational speaker, pursued a musical career despite a disease that affected her sight. For tickets, call (352) 588-8572.
The Palm Literary Society presents Tracy Chevalier (Burning Bright, Girl With a Pearl Earring) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. She will speak in the Historic Asolo Theatre, followed by a book signing and reception in the Treviso restaurant, both at the Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Tickets are $40 for one, $70 for two; hardcover book and author reception included. For information, call (941) 329-2604.
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