Suncoast Hospice will present bestselling author, Episcopal priest and professor of religion Barbara Brown Taylor (Learning to Walk in the Dark) discussing and signing her book at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater. Reservations required; call (727) 523-3427.
Author and vendor applications for the 2014 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will be Oct. 25 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, are available at festivalofreading.com.
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