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Events: Book launch party for 'Astray' at Splitsville

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Inkwood Books will hold a launch party with bowling, billiards and refreshments for Astray, the new YA novel by Amy Christine Parker, at 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 7) at Splitsville, 615 Channelside Drive, Suite 120, Tampa.

Tampa author Tim Dorsey (Tiger Shrimp Tango) will discuss and sign his comic Florida mystery at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 9) at Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S; at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 10) at West Hernando Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville; at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 10) at Brooksville Library, 238 Howell Ave.; at 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 13) at Central Ridge Library, 425 W Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills; and at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness.

Internationally acclaimed scientist Jane Goodall (Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder From the World of Plants) will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 9) at the University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Tickets are free for USF students; for others, $20-$77.75 at

Ruth Vandyke (Refined by Fire) will discuss and sign her novel about women in the military in the 1970s at 7 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 11) at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.

Eckerd College presents "Enrique's Journey: An Evening With Sonia Nazario and Lourdes Flores" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 11) at Fox Hall on the campus, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Nazario is the author of Enrique's Journey, the true story of a Honduran boy who made a dangerous journey to the United States alone to find his mother, Flores.

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Events: Book launch party for 'Astray' at Splitsville 09/03/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 1:07pm]
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