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Events: Abduction survivor Elizabeth Smart to speak in Sarasota

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The Cathedral Church of St. Peter's book talk series presents Bob Devin Jones, artistic director of Studio@620, discussing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Americanah at noon Oct. 13 at the church, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free; lunch $5.

Abduction survivor Elizabeth Smart (My Story) will discuss her book at a benefit for Selah Freedom, an organization that fights sex trafficking, at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Sudakoff Center, New College, 5845 General Dougher Place, Sarasota. Tickets $95 and up at

Tampa Bay Times staff writer Ben Montgomery (Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail) will discuss and sign his nonfiction book at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive E.

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Events: Abduction survivor Elizabeth Smart to speak in Sarasota 10/07/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 10:40am]
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