Tallahassee writer Mark Mustian (The Gendarme) will read from and sign his novel about the Armenian genocide in Turkey at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
The Florida Inspirational Writers Retreat offers information on the writing process and critiques by professional authors and editors. It will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Cedarkirk Retreat Center, 1910 Streetman Drive, Lithia. Fee is $95; registration is required, and the deadline is Friday. Call (813) 681-7516 or e-mail Sandi1208@aol.com.
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