Dr. David Dosa (Making Rounds With Oscar) will talk about and sign his book about a cat that seems to instinctively know which patients in a nursing home will die soon at 7 p.m. Monday at Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
Poet Lola Haskins (Still the Mountain) will read her work at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Daniel A Cannon Memorial Library, Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo.
The USF Department of English presents FreshLit for Spring, a reading by graduate students in the creative writing program, featuring Jaquira Díaz, Liz Kicak, Jim Miller, Brandon Pettit, Bryan Rice and Jared White, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Blvd., Tampa.
Wendy Wax (Magnolia Wednesdays) will talk about and sign her new novel at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa; and at 2 p.m. Saturday at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
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