Ray Weaver (Tightrope to Justice) will talk about his mystery novel at 3 p.m. Thursday at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater.
Erica Dawson, University of Tampa faculty member, poetry editor of the Tampa Review and author of Big-Eyed Afraid, will read her poetry at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Salon on the UT campus, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
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