Baltimore County Public Library Cockeysville Branch, 9833 Greenside Drive, (410) 887-7750, bcpl.info. Susan Muaddi Darraj, Jen Michalski, Lalita Norohna, Kris Faatz, and Rebecca Faye Smith Galli discuss how their writing has been affected by their personal experiences in a Writers’ Roundtable. Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Baltimore County Public Library Pikesville Branch, 1301 Reisterstown Road, (410) 887-1234, bcpl.info. Kathleen Waters Sander shares her latest book about the United States’ first railroad, “John W. Garrett And The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad.” Nov. 29, 2:30 p.m.
The Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., prattlibrary.org. Mark Bowden, author of the New York Times bestseller “Black Hawk Down,” discusses his latest, “Huế 1968,” about the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War. Nov. 29, 7 p.m.
The JHU Writing Seminars, Mudd Hall, Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St., writingseminars.jhu.edu. Novelists Alice McDermott And Katharine Noel present side-by-side readings. Nov. 28, 6 p.m.