Chef Gale Gand (Lunch!) will appear at a cooking demonstration, tasting and book signing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. Tickets are $30 and include one copy of the book and admission and tasting for two people; inkwoodbooks.com.
Chef Anya Kassoff (The Vibrant Table) will appear at a cocktail party, dinner and book signing at 5 p.m. Saturday (June 14) at Inkwood Books. Tickets are $40 and include one copy of the book and admission to cocktail party and dinner for two people; inkwoodbooks.com.
Author and vendor applications for the 2014 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will take place Oct. 25 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, are available at festivalofreading.com.
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