Local authors Jeff Hess (Cold War Canoe Club) and Steph Post (Lightwood) will read from and sign their books at 4 p.m. July 8 at Book Swap of Carrollwood, 11738 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
Applications are now available at tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading for authors, vendors and volunteers for the 2017 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will take place Nov. 11 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
Events are free unless otherwise noted. 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 [email protected] (with "Book Talk" in subject line) or Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Deadline is 14 days before publication.