The Poynter Institute presents a community conversation with Boston Globe political reporter Michael Kranish, co-author of the biography The Real Romney, at 4 p.m. today at the institute, 801 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. The event is free, but to reserve a seat, call (727) 553-4231.
Michael Grunwald (The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era), senior correspondent for Time magazine, will discuss his new book at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Harbor Hall Gallery, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg.
Dianne Ochiltree (Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter) will discuss and sign her children's book at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
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