The Cathedral Church of St. Peter's book talk series presents St. Petersburg College instructor Sheree L. Greer (A Return to Arms) discussing her novel at noon Feb. 7 at the church, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free; lunch available for $5.
Tickets are on sale for the Oxford Exchange's Spotlight featuring novelist George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo) on a panel with short story writers Thomas Pierce (Hall of Small Mammals) and David James Poissant (The Heaven of Animals) at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. Tickets cost $38.50 (includes a copy of Lincoln in the Bardo) at tampatheatre.org. Look for an interview with Saunders in Latitudes on Feb. 12.
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