Ryan Graudin to sign copies of new YA book

Blue Bicycle Books will host a book signing by local writer Ryan Graudin, who makes her young adult fiction debut with the publication of "All That Glows" (HarperTeen, $9.99).

Graudin will read and sign copies of her novel 5 p.m. Saturday at the book store, 402 King St.

Graudin, born and raised in Charleston, graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in creative writing in 2009. Her second book, "The Walled City," will be released later this year.

Novelist and friends mark Valentine's Day

Bernard Cornwell, author of more than 50 historical novels, will appear at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King St., with actors Mary O'Brady and Bill Kux at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 for a program called "Love and Other Nonsense: A Celebration of Valentine's Day."

Cornwell, a winter-resident of Charleston and theater enthusiast, became a novelist after abandoning a career as a television producer for the BBC.

In the warmer months, he appears onstage at the Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod, Mass., a summer-stock theatre that offers drama students from around the U.S. a chance to appear before a critical audience.

O'Brady has appeared at Shakespeare festivals and theatres from coast to coast, and she has worked as a producer, director and television narrator and voice actor. Kux, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has appeared on Broadway in Gore Vidal's "The Best Man," "The Trip to Bountiful" with Cecily Tyson and the musical "Ain't Broadway Grand."

Tickets for the Library Society event are $25 and can be purchased at www.charlestonlibrarysociety.net or by calling (800) 838-3006.

LILA tweaks February programming

The Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts now has three events planned for February. One was rescheduled because of weather.

7 p.m. Thursday: Readings by Mary Alice Monroe from her new book "Second Star to the Right" and Signe Pike from her book "Faery Tale: One Woman's Search for Enchantment in a Modern World"; Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St.; $5 suggested donation.

10 a.m.-noon Feb. 15: Truth and Beauty: Creative Nonfiction and Writing for Magazines and Blogs; Circular Church; $30, $20 members, students, seniors.

7 p.m. Feb. 27: Readings by contributors to "State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love"; Circular Church; $5 suggested.

For more information, visit www.lilaconnects.com or email lila@lilaconnects.com.