Bird in Hand, 11 E. 33rd St., (410) 814-0373, birdinhandcharlesvillage.com.
Award-winning author Eric Puchner will read from his latest collection of stories, “Last Day on Earth,” now out in paperback. Puchner will be joined in conversation by local Baltimore writer, Nate Brown. March 1, 7 p.m.
The next installment of the local Readings with Ralphie series with Raphael Alvarez features novelists Eric D. Goodman, Jeff Richards, and Erin J. Mullikin, who is founding editor of the online literary journal Nightblock and small literary press Midnight City Books. March 6, 7 p.m.
Greedy Reads, 1744 Aliceanna St., (410) 276-6222, greedyreads.com. Join author Susan Weis-Bohlen for a book talk and signing of her book “Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally.”
The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, (410) 377-2966, theivybookshop.com. Giles Milton, host of the podcast Unknown History, will read from his latest book “Churchill’s Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler’s Defeat,” an account of the top-secret organization whose purpose was nothing short of the destruction of Hitler’s war machine. March 6, 7 p.m.
Elliot Ackerman, former Marine and author of the critically acclaimed novel “Green on Blue,” will read from his new novel of the Syrian Civil War, “Dark at the Crossing.” Nominated for a National Book Award, “Dark at the Crossing” has been named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, Military Times, and others. March 7, 7 p.m.
The Red Canoe, 4337 Harford Road, (410) 444-4440, redcanoecafe.virb.com. First Friday: Every first Friday of the month, Red Canoe showcases a new local artist, along with delicious food and complimentary wine. March 1, 6-9 p.m.
Red Emma’s, 30 W. North Ave., (443) 602-7585, redemmas.org. Todd Miller, author of “Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security,” will discuss how the world is preparing for mass displacement by fortifying borders and imprisoning migrants. He will be joined by Nasim Chatha, of Alliance for Global Justice, and the two will discuss the U.S.’s role in managing or advising the prison systems of 38 different countries. March 2, 7:30 p.m.
World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor will read from her latest, “The Body Is Not an Apology,” a book that invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. March 4, 3 p.m.
Spanning American transgender history from the mid-20th century to today, Susan Stryker will lead attendees on a chronological journey through major movements, writings, and events in her new revised edition of “Transgender History.” March 6, 7:30 p.m.