Poet Toi Derricotte (The Undertaker's Daughter) will read and sign at a launch party for her new book at 7 p.m. Monday at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
Amy Robinson, professor of English at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, will lead a book talk on Anthony Trollope's The Warden at noon Tuesday at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg.
Former prosecutor Jeff Ashton (Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony) will discuss and sign his memoir at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota.
Debbie McGiffin and John Lewis (It's All About the Food!) will discuss and sign their cookbook and demonstrate appetizer recipes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N.
Former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio (Straightforward: Ways to Live and Lead) will sign her book at noon Friday at Costco, 265 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater.
L. Jaye Hill (Donegal's Son) will sign her novel at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Celtic Shop, 354 Main St., Dunedin.
National Sons of Confederate Veterans officer Charles Kelly Barrow (Black Confederates) will read from and sign his history book at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mojo Books and Music, 2540 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.
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