The University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Studio@620 and City of Writers present An Evening With the Playwrights, featuring Studio@620 co-founder and artistic director Bob Devin Jones, American Stage artistic director Todd Olson, playwright and performer Aleshea Harris and playwright Heather Jones in a panel discussion about the process of transforming words on a page to performances on a stage, at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Snell-Williams Courtyard, 511 Second St. S, St. Petersburg.
Eckerd College, the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Poynter Institute present Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof (Half the Sky) speaking on "Reporting the Truths of the World" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.
Tirena Say (Seeing Colors) will sign her memoir about depression at 6 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble USF, 500 Third St. S, St. Petersburg.
Distinguished Florida public servant Fred Karl (The 57 Club: My Four Decades in Florida Politics) will be the featured speaker at Breakfast With the Author, presented by the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County at 7 a.m. Friday at the University Club, One City Center, Tampa. Tickets are $50; patron ticket with book $100; for reservations, call (813) 273-3616 by Monday.
Robert Macomber (The Darkest Shade of Honor) will sign his naval historical novel, the eighth in his Honor series, at noon Saturday at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; and at 3 p.m. Saturday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
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