Bestselling travel writer Patricia Schultz will discuss and sign her new book, “Why We Travel,” at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Admission $5, or $24.95 for admission plus a copy of the book, at oxfordexchange.com/pages/calendar.
Tombolo Books hosts a launch party for bestselling thriller author Lisa Unger’s 20th book, “Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six.” Unger will be in conversation with Times book editor Colette Bancroft at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Coastal Creative, 2201 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets $27.99 for one admission and one copy of the book, $35 for two admissions and one copy of the book or $5 for admission to virtual livestream of the event at tombolobooks.com/events.
Tampa Writers Harvest will present readings and performances by more than two dozen local authors and poets, hosted by the city of Tampa’s Wordsmith, Gianna Russo, to benefit World Central Kitchen and victims of Hurricane Ian, from 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Corner Club, 1502 E Sligh Ave., Tampa. Free; donations accepted at donate.wck.org/fundraiser/4225911.
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