Dudley Clendinen (A Place Called Canterbury: Tales of the New Old Age in America) will discuss and sign his book about aging at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Lewis House, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
Tracy Darity (He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not!) will read from and sign her debut novel at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N.
The Writers at the University series at the University of Tampa will present a reading by fiction writer, poet and translator Judith Ortiz Cofer (The Latin Deli) at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Reeves Theatre on campus, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
Joe Torregiante (The Aerospace Assault on Planet Earth) will sign his book about global warming at 2 p.m. Saturday at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
J. Bradley (Dodging Traffic) will present his first collection of poetry at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
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