Florida Trend associate editor Art Levy (Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State) and author Cathy Salustri (Back Roads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida) will discuss and sign their books. Admission $5, applicable to book purchase. 2 p.m. Sunday. Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 253-0222. oxfordexchange.com.
Applications are available for authors, vendors and volunteers for the 27th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will be Nov. 9 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading/.
Book Talk events are free unless otherwise noted. To place an item in Book Talk, send author’s name, book title, appearance time, date, venue name and address, admission cost (if any) and a contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org (with “Book Talk” in subject line) or Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Deadline is 14 days before publication.