Betty Caroli, "Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President." 8 p.m. Nov 18. Talk, signing. $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com/visit/event/909?calendar=month. Caroli shows how Lady Bird Johnson worked quietly behind the scenes as a strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker and therapist.
Brigitte Byrd, Bruce Beasley and Andrea Cohen. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Poetry readings. Free. Kress Auditorium, Georgia Tech, 500 10th St., Atlanta. 404-894-2000, poetry.gatech.edu/events.html.
Toni Tipton-Martin, "The Jemima Code and the Culinary Legacy of Black Women." 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Dinner, discussion. $70, includes reception, dinner. H. Harper Station, 904 Memorial Drive, Atlanta. 404-681-5128, acappellabooks.com/event/toni-tipton-martin-book-signing-and-dinner. Tipton-Martin looks at the history of African-American cooking. H. Harper Station's Shakeenia Jefferson and Todd Richards of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails will prepare dinner.
Sue Grafton, "X." 7 p.m. Nov. 19. Talk, signing. Free. First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairmont Ave., Decatur. 404-373-1653, georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=834. In Grafton's latest, Kinsey Millhone must prove her case against a serial killer before she becomes his next victim. Joining Grafton onstage will be Atlanta author Amanda Kyle Williams.
Susan Hayward and Katherine Marshall, "Women, Religion and Peacebuilding: Illuminating the Unseen." 7 p.m. Nov. 20. Reading, signing. Free. Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. 404-865-7100, jimmycarterlibrary.gov/events. The authors examine the obstacles and opportunities faced by women of faith working for peace.
Dasha Kelly, "Almost Crimson." 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Talk, signing. Suggested donation: $5. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-0304, charisbooksandmore.com/event/dasha-kelly-reads-almost-crimson. Kelly writes about a woman who tries to live life on her own terms while caring for her mother.