Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Hey, book lovers: SunLit Festival continues with events aplenty

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The fourth annual SunLit Festival continues with these events. For more information about events and ticket purchase, go to facebook.com/sunlitfestival or keepstpetelit.org/sunlit-festival. All events are in St. Petersburg and are free unless otherwise noted.

Dia de los Muertos Memory Sharing: Children and adults will read about their memories inspired by sugar skulls in the exhibition "Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life." 2 p.m. April 15, Florida Craft Art, 501 Central Ave.

Peter and the Wolf: St. Petersburg Ballet Company performs in original masks created by Lester Jacobsen and David Anderson and costumes painted by Jillian Kuusela. 6 p.m. April 17, St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE.

Literary Carousel at the MFA: Photography from the MFA archives comes alive through the art of the Ekphrastic, a literary interpretation of a piece of visual art. Eight writers will perform. Free with museum admission, $5 after 5 p.m. 6 p.m. April 19, Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE.

Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser for Literacy Council of St. Petersburg: Teams of adults will compete to determine the best spellers in St. Petersburg. Theatricality, team names and costumes are encouraged. Entry $100 per team of two to four adults; register at universe.com/lcspspellingbee. Tickets $10 for adults, $7 for children 12 and younger. 6:30 p.m. April 20, Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N.

• Porch Party and Book Launch for Your Robot Dog Will Die: Arin Greenwood of Gulfport discusses and signs her new book, Your Robot Dog Will Die. The Suncoast Animal League will be on hand with fosterable and adoptable dogs. Dogs and kids welcome. 6:30 p.m. April 20, Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S, Gulfport.

37th annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair: Vendors from around the nation offer books, maps, prints, postcards, ephemera, autographs and other paper collectibles. Tickets: $10 April 20, which includes the entire weekend; $6 April 21 or $10 for the weekend; $6 April 22 includes a free appraisal by members of the Florida Bibliophile Society. Children 12 and younger, and students with valid identification, are free. 5-9 p.m. April 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22, St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N.

Mirror Lake Tour With a Literary Twist! Preserve the ’Burg leads a downtown walking tour with a literary twist that includes City Hall, Mirror Lake, Historic Lang’s Bungalow Court, St. Pete Shuffle Club and Carnegie Mirror Lake Library. Local writers give short readings from their work. Tickets $10 for nonmembers, free for PTB members. 10 a.m. April 21, City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N.

Life on the Deuces: An Intersection of History and Home: Explore the rich history of "the Deuces" neighborhood in south St. Petersburg. Participants will be invited to write stories or poems about their experiences, their reflections and their hopes. Register at lifeonthedeuces.bpt.me. 1 p.m. April 21, Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen (The Life I’ve Picked: A Banjo Player’s Nitty Gritty Journey) will perform and sign his book at 7 p.m. April 16 at Barnes & Noble Sarasota, 4010 S Tamiami Trail; and at 7 p.m. April 18 at Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.

Former Tampa Bay Times Real Florida columnist Jeff Klinkenberg (Son of Real Florida: Stories From My Life) will discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. April 19 at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. Gulfport.

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.

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