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Events: Greg Neri, Ace Atkins, Tim Dorsey among authors making local appearances

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Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Greg Neri (Ghetto Cowboy) will sign his new book for middle grade readers at 8:30 a.m. Monday at John F. Germany Library, 900 N Ashley Drive, Tampa; at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., Tampa; at noon Monday at Town 'N Country Regional Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Suite 120, Tampa; at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave.; at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive; and at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N.

Edwin Black (War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race) will speak on "Eugenics — from Long Island to Auschwitz" and sign his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg.

Dr. Matthew Edlund (The Power of Rest) will discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.

Warren Caterson (Table For Two: The Cookbook For Couples) will discuss and sign his cookbook at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive.

The Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County Four Seasons Author Series presents Ace Atkins (The Ranger) discussing and signing his book at noon Friday at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club, 5320 Interbay Blvd., Tampa. Tickets are $30; for reservations, call (813) 273-3616 by Monday.

Novelist and journalist Tony D'Souza (Mule) will discuss and sign his new novel at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bookstore1Sarasota.

Dr. San Man (She Is the Key: A Celebration to the Woman) will read from and sign his book of poetry at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive.

The Clearwater Downtown Development Board Book and Wine Festival presents authors Tim Dorsey (When Elves Attack), Peter Kageyama (For the Love of Cities) and others, as well as a book sale, entertainment and food and wine, from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Station Square Park and along Cleveland Street in the Cleveland Street District.

To place an item in Book Talk, send author's name, book title, appearance time, date, venue name and address, admission cost (if any) and a contact phone number to or Colette Bancroft, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Deadline is 14 days before publication.

Events: Greg Neri, Ace Atkins, Tim Dorsey among authors making local appearances 10/15/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 15, 2011 4:31am]
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