Radio personality Jack Harris (Unwrapped) and St. Petersburg Times Real Florida columnist Jeff Klinkenberg (Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators) will sign their books from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Venue, 2675 Ulmerton Road, St. Petersburg.
Bob Graham, former Florida governor and senator (America, the Owner's Manual), will be the first speaker in the 2009 Forum Truth series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts. Tickets are $25; call (941) 349-8350 or go to www.forumtruth.org.
The South Pasadena Cultural Arts Council presents St. Petersburg Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman (Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss) discussing the book he co-wrote with Matthew Waite at 5 p.m. Thursday at South Pasadena City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S.
Photographer and conservationist Carlton Ward Jr. (Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier) will talk about and sign his book at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
The Clearwater Library Foundation presents "An Evening With the Author" featuring Andrew Huse (The Columbia Restaurant: Celebrating a Century of History, Culture, and Cuisine) at 7 p.m. Friday at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 Osceola Ave. Tickets are $20; call (727) 791-9439.
Joe Torregiante (The Aerospace Assault on Planet Earth) will sign his book about global warming at 2 p.m. Saturday at Books-A-Million, 9570 U.S. 19 N, Port Richey.
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