Paul Wilborn (Cigar City: Tales From a 1980s Creative Ghetto) will discuss and sign his book of short stories set in Ybor City. Museum admission $10 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE. (727) 896-2667.
Steph Post (Miraculum) will discuss and sign her fantasy novel. Free. 7 p.m. Thursday. Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 453-6500.
Journalist and author Mark Weisenmiller (D-Day, 75th Anniversary: A Millennial’s Guide) will discuss the book, to which he contributed chapters. Free. 6.30 p.m. Tuesday. Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz Lake Fern Road W.
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 [email protected] (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.