Author events, March 13-19

Stephen Harrigan, "A Friend of Mr. Lincoln." 7 p.m. March 14. Talk, signing. Free. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. 404-865-7100, Harrigan ("The Gates of the Alamo") creates a portrait of Lincoln during the Springfield years, from circuit-riding lawyer and Illinois legislator to his election as the 16th president.

Carol Frost, "Entwined: Three Lyric Sequences." 7 p.m. March 15. Reading. Free. Museum Education Room, Georgia College, 231 W. Hancock St., Milledgeville. 1-800-342-0471, Frost has published numerous collections of poetry. Hers poems draw on sources ranging from the book of Genesis to Shakespeare's "The Tempest."

Ryan Gravel, "Where We Want to Live." 7 p.m. March 16. Reading, signing. Free. Cecil B. Day Chapel, Carter Presidential Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. 404-865-7100, Urban designer Gravel makes a case for how we can remodel and augment city infrastructure to connect neighborhoods and communities — a great example being the 22-mile loop of old railroads that constitute his Atlanta Beltline project.

C.J. Box, "Off the Grid." 7 p.m. March 16. Talk, signing. Free. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 404-486-0307, Box's latest Joe Pickett novel features Joe's best-friend, Nate Romanowski, who is approached by a small elite team to help destroy a domestic terror cell in Wyoming's Red Desert — or so they claim.

Cecilia Woloch and Andrea Jurjevic. 7:30 p.m. March 17. Poetry readings. $5. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-872-5338, Ext. 228; Woloch is the author of six collections of poems and a novel, "Sur la Route." Jurjevic is a native of Croatia and visiting lecturer at Georgia State University. Her collection "Small Crimes" will be published in 2017.

Marcus Zusak, "The Book Thief." 7 p.m. March 17. Talk, Q&A, signing. Free. Signing line requires purchase of the book. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring St., N.W., Atlanta. 678-222-3700, Zusak's young-adult novel tells the story of a girl in Nazi Germany who learns to cope with the political and physical horrors of World War II by stealing books.

Cat Blanco, "Shifting Gears." 5 p.m. March 19. Workshop. $25. RSVP by March 18. Book Exchange, 2956 Canton Road, Marietta. 770-427-4848, Book Exchange owner Blanco heads up this workshop designed to guide emerging writers through the process of getting their work into the hands of readers and becoming involved in the local book community.