Monday

Jean Edward Smith, author of "FDR," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jimmy Carter Library, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.

Tuesday

Judy Bart Kancigor, author of "Cooking Jewish: 532 Great Recipes from the Rabinowitz Family," will sign copies of her book and teach a cooking class from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Cook's Warehouse, 180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Wednesday

Alex Harris, photographer and author of "The Idea of Cuba," will discuss his work at 6 p.m. Wednesday at The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1447 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Call 404-252-4587.

Former President Jimmy Carter will sign copies of his book, "Beyond the White House: 25 Years of the Carter Center" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Carter Presidential Library, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. Call 404-865-7100.

Thursday

Rob Riggan, author of "The Blackstone Commentaries," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Poets Judson Mitcham, author of "A Little Salvation," and Seaborn Jones, author of "Lost Keys and Getaway Car," will host a poetry reading and discuss and sign their works at 7:15 Thursday at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.

Friday

Carol D. O'Dell, author of "Mothering Mother," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Anne Panning, author of "Super America," and Margot Singer, author of "The Pale of Settlement," will discuss and sign copies of their works at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.

Saturday

Michael Largo, author of "The Portable Obituary" and "Final Exits," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Creston Mapes, author of "Nobody," will discuss his work from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. The event is free. Call 770-277-6008.

Beatrice Smith Samples, author of "Maggie McKinnon," will discuss and sign copies of her work from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sugar Hill Fall Festival, at E.E. Robinson Park on Level Creek Road in Sugar Hill. Call 770-945-2963.

Wendy Call, writer-in-residence at the Richard Hugo House, will present a nonfiction writing workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. The workshop is free. Call 404-378-7166.

Beatrice Smith Samples, author of "Maggie McKinnon," will sign copies of her work at from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sugar Hill Fall Festival, held in E.E. Robinson Park on Level Creek Road in Sugar Hill. Call 770-945-2963.

Oct. 22

Gabriella Samuel, author of "The Kabbalah Handbook," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Thomas L. McHaney, author of "Faulkner and the Plain People of the South," will discuss his work at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. The illustrated lecture is part of the "University in the Library" series. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.

Oct. 23

Kim Zimring, a Decatur author, and Lars Edwards, an Atlanta illustrator, both of whom were featured in "L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXIII," will discuss and sign the book at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Oct. 24

Frye Gaillard, author of "Prophet from Plains," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.

Dana Thomas, author of "Deluxe," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Oct. 27

Thomas Lux, Travis Wayne Denton and Tania Rochelle will host Poetry Atlanta at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.