Cokie Roberts, "Founding Mothers: Ladies of Liberty." 7 p.m. Feb 5. Reading and signing. Free. Alfred and Adele Davis Academy Middle School, 7901 Roberts Drive, Atlanta. 770-804-9191, www.davisacademy.org. In a picture book based on her adult book of the same title, Roberts highlights female patriots of the American Revolution such as Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Phillis Wheatley and others.
Jessica Handler, "Braving the Fire." 6 p.m. Feb. 5. Talk and signing. Free. SCAD's Ivy Hall Writers Series, 179 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-253-3324, www.scad.edu/event/author-jessica-handler-discuss-memoir-writing-and-new-book-braving-fire. Handler's insightful new book (after "Invisible Sisters") offers a roadmap for those who wish to write honestly about grief and loss, exploring the challenges and rewards of becoming the memory keeper.
McEver Poetry Reading: Sandra Meek, Bruce McEver and Rupert Fike. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Readings. Free. Kress Auditorium @The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum (Institute of Paper Science & Technology), 500 10th St. N.W., Atlanta. http://poetry.gatech.edu/events.html.
Aiken Lecture: William Link, "Atlanta, Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath." 8 p.m. Feb. 6. Lecture and signing. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-814-4150, www.atlantahistorycenter.com/cms/Lectures+/494.html.
Colin Meloy, "Wildwood Imperium." 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Reading. Adult $15, child $10. Kavarna Bar & Coffeeshop, 707 East Lake Drive, Decatur. 404-371-1113, www.kavarnadecatur.com/site/#!/calendar/. The third book in the fantasy-adventure Wildwood Chronicles continues the tale of Prue McKeel and her adventures in the "Impassable Wilderness," a fantastical version of Portland, Oregon's Forest Park.
Nan and Helen Marshall, "What Would George Do? Advice From Our Founding Father." 2 p.m. Feb. 8. Talk and signing. Free. Tall Tales Book Shop, Toco Hill Shopping Center, 2105 LaVista Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-636-2498, www.talltalesatlanta.com. The Marshalls' modern reading on the timeless principles of Washington's classic "Rules of Civility" combines vignettes from his life with practical advice on how to behave in a frazzled 21st-century America.
Advance tickets: Paul Muldoon Poetry Reading. 4 p.m. Feb 22. Reading and signing. Free. Tickets required. Glenn Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. http://news.emory.edu/stories/2014/01/upress_muldoon_reading/index.html. Tickets available through the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts box office, by phone (404-727-5050), and online at tickets.arts.emory.edu. A limited number of tickets are available at A Cappella Books, Charis Books & More, Eagle Eye Book Shop and Little Shop of Stories.