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Events: Robert Macomber will speak April 16 at a luncheon in Tampa

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Robert and Patricia Gussin (What's Next . . . For You? The Gussin Guide to Big Decisions, Big Changes and Big Fun) will talk about and sign their book at 2 p.m. today at Barnes & Noble Clearwater, 23654 U.S. 19 N.

St. Petersburg poet laureate Peter Meinke (Lines From Neuchatel) will read from and sign his books at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N.

Immaculee Ilibagiza (Left to Tell) will talk about her memoir of the 1994 Rwandan genocide at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Campus Activities Center, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. S.

Dr. David Casarett (Last Acts: Discovering Possibility and Opportunity at the End of Life) will discuss and sign his book at 2 p.m. Thursday at the National Healthcare Decisions Day Resource Fair at Suncoast Hospice Community Service Center, Building 100, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater.

Kristy Kiernan (Between Friends) will talk about and sign her novel about two women struggling with life-changing decisions at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.

The University of Tampa's Writers at the University Series presents poet Christopher Buckley (Rolling the Bones), winner of the 2009 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, reading from his work at 8 p.m. Thursday at Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 N Boulevard, Tampa.

Margaret Starbird (The Woman With the Alabaster Jar) will present a lecture, "The Greatest Story Never Told," at 7 p.m. Friday; and a workshop, "The Goddess, the Grail and the Gospel," 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at Good Samaritan Church of Pinellas Park, 6085 Park Blvd. Advance tickets are $15 for the lecture, $30 for the workshop; call (727)544-8558 or go to

The Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County's Four Seasons Author Series presents Robert Macomber (Darkest Shade of Honor), author of naval historical novels, as the featured speaker at its luncheon at noon Friday at the University Club, One City Center, Tampa. Tickets are $25; call (813) 273-3616.

Shari Mezrah (The Baby Sleeps Tonight: Your Infant Sleeping Through the Night by 9 Weeks) will sign her book at a book launch event at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Tampa, 213 N Dale Mabry Highway.

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Events: Robert Macomber will speak April 16 at a luncheon in Tampa 04/10/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 3:55pm]
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