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AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING: Author Gena Knox will sign copies of her newest cookbook, “Southern My Way: Food & Family,” from noon-4 p.m. Tuesday at Cottage & Vine, 4600 Forest Drive. (803) 787-7985
AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING: Author John Blackburn will discuss and sign copies of his book, “Healthy Stables by Design,” 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase; all of the author’s profits from this event will be donated to the South Carolina Equine Park in Kershaw County. (803) 713-7323
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY CENTER FOR THE BOOK: Author John Cely will talk about his book, “Cowasee Basin: The Green Heart of South Carolina,” as part of the library’s Speaker @ the Center program, Thursday from noon-1 p.m., 1500 Senate St. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. The program is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch. (803) 734-8666.
AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING: Author Salley McAden McInerney will read from and sign copies of her first novel, “Journey Proud,” 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at the Carriage House of the Robert Mills House and Gardens, 1616 Blanding St. RSVP to Mitch Journey at (803) 252-1770, ext. 25 or email@example.com.
COLUMBIA JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL: Oct. 20-25 at the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, 306 Flora Drive. Festival activities include: a screening of Shalom Sesame’s “Mitzvah on the Street” with a craft and snack for children, 2 p.m. Oct. 20; a showing of the film adaptation of Mitch Albom’s novel, “Have a Little Faith,” 3 p.m. Oct. 20; keynote speaker Mary Glickman, 8 p.m. Oct. 21. The book marketplace open all week. All events are free for members; a $5 donation is requested of nonmembers. (803) 787-2023
S.C. CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ SHOWCASE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Brookland Baptist Banquet and Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. The theme is “Remembering Christ at Thanksgiving.” The event, sponsored by the Columbia Writers’ Alliance, will feature keynote speaker Pastor Veryl Howard, author of “God Hears a Teacher’s Cry” and “God Is My Ticket Out of the Ghetto,” and Anna Courie, author of “Christ Walk: A 40-Day Spiritual Fitness Program.” (803) 466-6550; www.scchristianwritersshowcase.com
S.C. BOOK FESTIVAL 2014 AUTHOR SUBMISSIONS: The 2014 S.C. Book Festival will be held May 16-18, 2014, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Author submissions will be taken through March 1, 2014. Author submission forms and guidelines are available at www.scbookfestival.org under the “Authors” tab.