This week's literary events

Lostintheletters and the Eyedrum Writers Exchange present: Jimmy Lo, Sherri Caudell, Alex Gallo-Brown and Laura Carter. 7:30 p.m. July 28. Readings. Free. Highland Inn Ballroom, 644 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-874- 5756, Ext. 450; Lo's chapbook, "A Reduction," was published in 2011. He co-created Free Poem on Demand , a pop-up venue where passersby suggest poem topics and receive on-the-spot compositions. Caudell is a poet, writer and fashion stylist whose poetry has been published in the Eyedrum Periodically. Gallo-Brown is the author of a collection of poems, "The Language of Grief." Carter writes about poetry and has co-curated the Sun & Moon poetry series and Poets for Change: Atlanta.

The People Must Know: Ida B. Wells' "Lynch Law in Georgia & Other Writings." 4 p.m. July 28. Lecture and discussion. Free. Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-730-4001, In collaboration with On Our Own Authority Publishing, host Matthew Quest will examine the legacy of Ida B. Wells, a late 19th and early 20th century radical black activist-intellectual. Wells challenged white supremacy and patriarchy in the United States and led an anti-lynching campaign. Copies of Wells' book will be available for purchase.

Robert Weintraub, "The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age." 7 p.m. July 29. Reading and signing. Free. Northlake-Barbara Loar Library, 3772 LaVista Road, Tucker. 404-679-4408, The new book by Weintraub ("The House That Ruth Built") begins with 1946, when stars like Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and Stan Musial returned from the war to set off one of the sport's greatest seasons, culminating in an epic seven-game World Series. The legendary Jackie Robinson soon would make his debut, and baseball would never be the same.

Kevin Horgan, "The March of the 18th: A Story of Crippled Heroes in the Civil War." 11 a.m. Aug. 3. Signing. Free. Barnes & Noble Perimeter, 120 Perimeter Center West, Suite 300, Atlanta. 770-396-1200. The Veterans' Reserve Corps was created during the Civil War to allow invalid soldiers to serve, thereby freeing the able-bodied for combat. When Horgan discovered that the Union army formed regiments of these soldiers for rear-guard duties, he tracked the actual movement of "the 18th" to create a moving account of the heroism of this long-forgotten unit. Half of all author royalties will be donated to charities for wounded veterans.