Poet Pat Callan (Field Songs) will read from and sign her book at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave.
Musician Phil Madeira (God on the Rocks: Distilling Religion, Savoring Faith) will discuss and sign his memoir, with a musical performance and whiskey tasting, at 5 p.m. Saturday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Author and vendor applications for the 2014 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will take place Oct. 25 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, are available at festivalofreading.com.
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