Florida poet laureate Peter Meinke (The Expert Witness: New and Selected Stories) and his wife, illustrator Jeanne Clark Meinke, will discuss and sign their new book at 2 p.m. Nov.6 at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Cuban science fiction writer Yoss (Super Extra Grande) will discuss and sign his book at 2 p.m. Nov. 7at the Grace Allen Room, University of South Florida Library, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.
Jason Vuic (The Yucks! Two Years in Tampa Bay With the Losingest Team in NFL History) will discuss and sign his book at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
The University of Tampa presents Chris Morash (Mapping Irish Theatre), the Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College in Dublin, discussing "After the End of Irishness" at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in Fletcher Lounge, Plant Hall, on the UT campus, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
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