St. Petersburg Times Real Florida columnist Jeff Klinkenberg will talk about Florida culture and history and sign his book, Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators, at 2 p.m. today at the Tampa Bay History Center, 225 S Franklin St., Tampa.
The Studio@620 presents a panel discussion, Late Bloomers: The Benefits of Writing as We Age, featuring Margo Hammond (Between the Covers: The Book Babes' Guide to a Woman's Reading Pleasures), Janet Connor (Writing Down Your Soul) and Maria Vesperi, professor of cultural anthropology. The event is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the studio, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
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