Author events, May 11-17

Tony DiTerlizzi, "The Battle for WondLa." 4 p.m. May 11. Talk and signing. Free. Little Shop of Stories, 133A E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-373-6300, DiTerlizzi ("The Spiderwick Chronicles") brings his best-selling "WondLa" trilogy to a close with heroine Eva Nine forced out of hiding in order to save planet Orbona.

Beth Hoffman, "Looking for Me." 6:30 p.m. May 13. Talk and signing. Free. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock. 770-516-9989, Hoffman ("Saving CeeCee Honeycutt") offers a novel about an antiques dealer obsessed with finding her younger brother, who ran away from home at age 17 to live in the wilderness.

Charles Krauthammer, "Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics." 2 p.m. May 13. Reading. Free. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2900 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite 310, Atlanta. 404-261-7747, This collection from one of America's top conservative columnists presents Krauthammer's reflections on everything from embryo research to entitlement reform.

Kodac Harrison and Brenda M. Tillman. 8 p.m. May 14. Poetry reading. $5. Tickets sold at the door, cash or check only. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-872-5338, Ext. 228; Atlantan Harrison's recent collection of poems, song lyrics and paintings is "The Turtle and the Moon." Tillman ("Shades of Mandingo") has performed her poetry internationally.

Melody Moezzi, "Haldol and Hyacinths." 7 p.m. May 15. Talk, reading and signing. Free. Pre-registration required. Health and Education Center, Skyland Trail, 1961 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta. 404-315-8333, px. Learn about living and thriving with a mental illness from Moezzi, whose memoir interweaves her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity. Also: Ray Kotwicki, chief medical officer of Skyland Trail, and Kevin Breel, a writer, comedian and mental health activist.

Garrison Keillor, "The Keillor Reader." 8 p.m. May 15. $35-$40, includes copy of the book. Reservations required. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-814-4150, Keillor ("A Prairie Home Companion") will share stories, poems and essays.

Stephen Hood, "Confederate General John Bell Hood: The Lost Papers." 7 p.m. May 15. Lecture and signing. Free. Atlanta Cyclorama, 800 Cherokee Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-658-7625, Stephen Hood has written two books about one of the most enigmatic Civil War generals, whose battle failures are considered a factor in the Confederacy's defeat.

Josh Green, Alison Harney and Steve LaBate. 8 p.m. May 16. Oral storytelling. Free. Kavarna Bar & Coffeeshop, 707 East Lake Drive, Decatur. 404-371-1113, At this bimonthly night of true storytelling, readers tell about artifacts they have brought. Green ("Dirtyville Rhapsodies") is joined by visual artist-writer Harney and writer-musician LaBate.