Curtis Worthington, editor of “Literary Charleston and the Lowcountry,” will sign copies of the second edition of his anthology 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St.

Nancy Mace, author of “In the Company of Men: A Woman at The Citadel,” will speak at the 11:30 a.m. Friday meeting of the Palmetto Chapter of Women in Defense at Carrabba’s, 2150 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston. Admission $20 for members, $25 nonmembers. Register by Monday:

Hawk Hurst, storyteller and flutemaker, will perform and sign copies of his children’s book “The Way of the Forest,” 5-7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Blue Bicycle Books.

David St. John and his wife, Anna Journey, both poets who teach at the University of Southern California, will read and sign books at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 during the Poetry Society of South Carolina meeting at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

Amanda Cohen, restaurateur and co-author of the cookbook “Dirt Candy,” will share vegetarian recipes 3-6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Square Onion, 188 Resolute Lane, Mount Pleasant.