Tampa Bay Times Real Florida columnist Jeff Klinkenberg (Alligators in B-Flat) will discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Fiction writer Marcus Pactor (Vs. Death Noises) will discuss and sign his short story collection at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 First Ave. NE, Ruskin.
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