The Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County's Four Seasons Author Series presents Eckerd College creative writing director Sterling Watson (Fighting in the Shade) discussing and signing his new novel, about football in a Florida high school, at a luncheon at noon Friday at the University Club, 1 Tampa City Center, Tampa. Tickets are $30. For reservations, call (813) 273-3616 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday.
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