MAUREEN E. MULVIHILL will discuss the role and evoltuion of the frontispiece portrait in 17th-century rare books from the Mulvihill Collection at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the University of Tampa Library. For more information: Florida Bibliophile Society, 365-2169.
SUSANA FALCON will sign copies of "A Half Dozen Fools" at a signing party from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at A Spa and Salon, 8830 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Call 366-7770.
CONTEMPORARY POETRY BOOK CLUB will meet to discuss "Fire to Fire" by Mark Doty at 5 p.m. Nov. 17 at Bookstore1sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota. In-store purchase of the book required. 365-7900; www.bookstore1sarasota.com.
DONA GOULD will discuss "Editing for Writers: Write with Style" as part of National Novel Writing Month at 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Rocky Bluff Branch Library, 6750 U.S. Highway 301 N., Ellenton. 723-4821.
BOOK STUDY GROUP led by James Mammone will meet to discuss "Einstein" by Walter Isaacson at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota. In-store purchase of the book required. 365-7900; www.bookstore1sarasota.com.
ELSIE'S BARISTA BOOK CLUB will meet to discuss "Jack Kennedy" by Chris Matthews at 9 a.m. Nov. 21 at Louie's Modern Coffee Bar, 1289 M. Palm Ave., Sarasota. In-store purchase of the book required. 365-7900; www.bookstore1sarasota.com.
ALEXIS ORGERA will read from her collection of poetry, "How Like Foreign Objects," at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Black Box Theatre in the Hamilton Center at New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Free.