Events: Deborah Sharp to discuss, sign book at Tampa Bay History Center

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The Florida Conversations series at the Tampa Bay History Center presents Deborah Sharp (Mama Rides Shotgun) talking about and signing her mystery series set in Florida at 3 p.m. today at the center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa.

Mark McGinty (The Cigar Maker) reads from and signs his historical novel about Ybor City at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.

Forum Truth presents Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter (The Promise: President Obama, Year One) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Holley Hall in the Beatrice Friedman Center, 709 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers and include a copy of the book; www.forumtruth.org or (941) 349-8350. (For a review of The Promise, see today's Perspective section.)

Arts educator and actor Thom Vernon (The Drifts) will discuss and sign his debut novel at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books.

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Events: Deborah Sharp to discuss, sign book at Tampa Bay History Center 05/22/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 6:57pm]

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