Tampa Bay Times Real Florida columnist Jeff Klinkenberg (Alligators in B-Flat) will discuss and sign his book at 5 p.m. Monday at Mirror Lake Library, 280 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg; at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Petersburg History Museum, 335 Second Ave. NE; and at 3 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Sarasota, 4010 S Tamiami Trail.
Bestselling author Kris Radish (A Grand Day to Get Lost) will have a book release party for her new novel, about a woman who discovers a mysterious unknown manuscript by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wine Madonna, 111 Second Ave. NE, Suite 102, St. Petersburg.
The Salvador Dalí Museum will celebrate the artist's 109th birthday with a 24-hour read-a-thon by about 80 volunteer readers of his autobiography, The Secret Life of Salvador Dali, from 11 a.m. Friday through approximately 11 a.m. Saturday at the museum, 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. Admission free during regular hours, $5 after 5:30 p.m.
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