Tim Dorsey (Nuclear Jellyfish) will talk about and sign his surreal Florida novel at 7 p.m. Friday at Borders Sarasota, 3800 S Tamiami Trail; at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borders South Tampa, 909 N Dale Mabry Highway; at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; and at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Borders Brandon, 2020 Town Center Blvd.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the NAACP, USF St. Petersburg, the Florida Humanities Council and the Studio@620 present God's Trombones, a reading of the poems of writer, educator, activist and Florida native James Weldon Johnson. Eight readers will perform the poems, accompanied by St. Petersburg jazz legend Buster Cooper. The free event is at 7 p.m. Monday at the studio, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
Community radio station WMNF presents author and journalist Aaron Glantz talking about his new book, The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Peace Education and Action Center, 3139 57th St., Sarasota; and at 7 p.m. Friday at the Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door; call (813) 238-8001 or go to wmnf.org.
Tampa Unity presents clinical psychologist and author D. Franklin Schultz talking about his book, A Language of the Heart: Therapy Stories That Heal, at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 3302 W Horatio St., Tampa; call (813) 870-0731 for information.
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