Art Levy, former Herald-Tribune reporter and current writer for Florida Trend magazine, discusses his book “Made in Florida” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Copperfish Books, 103 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-205-2560; copperfishbooks.com
Learn to Love Spanish Book Club, conducted by Carlos Goebels, discusses “The Poems of Octavio Paz” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and November 13 at Bookstore1Sarasota, 12 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Purchase of the book from Bookstore1 is required for participation. 941-365-7900; sarasotabooks.com
Wednesday evening book discussion talks about Michael Crichton’s “The Andromeda Strain” at 6 p.m. Wednesday. North Port Library Juliano Room, 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-861-1300.
State College of Florida Faculty Lecture Series explores horror, literature, and film in a panel discussion at 2 p.m. October 31, Building 800, Selby Room, SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail. Free and open to the public. [email protected]
Scott Lawson leads a National Novel Writing Month kick-off session to help writers track progress, set milestones, connect with other writers, and participate in events. 2-4 p.m. Nov. 1, with a writing session from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 2 North Port Library Juliano Room, 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-861-1300