DISCUSSION: Janisse Ray (“Ecology of a Cracker Childhood”), 8 p.m., Lilly Family Gallery (Chambers Building), Davidson College, 209 Ridge Road, Davidson. Free. 704-894-2244; www.davidson.edu.
SIGNING: Mike Minter (“Driven By Purpose … The Power of a Dream”), 6 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 4345 Barclay Downs Drive. 704-602-9800;
SIGNING: L. Diane Wolfe (“Mike”), 11 a.m., Park Road Books, 704-525-9239; www.parkroadbooks.com.
CHARLOTTE AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS/POETS GROUP: Robert Johnson Jr. will discuss his latest play, “Cellphone Blues,” 1 p.m., West Boulevard Branch Library, 2157 West Blvd. 704-336-6802. Rochelle Reynoldson
CHRISTIAN POETRY CONTEST: The Christian Poets Guild is sponsoring the contest with a $1,000 grand prize. No fee. To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 1638 Dogwood Lane, Acworth, Ga. 30102; or enter online at www.freecontest.com. Deadline is Oct. 18. Poems may be written on any subject, using any style. Name and address must be included on the page the poem is on. Send a SASE for the winner's list. Rochelle Reynoldson