. . . and in the Cuban Club in Ybor City, when the Artists and Writers Group presents Deep Carnivale: A Celebration of Words from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
More than 70 Tampa Bay area poets, playwrights and authors of fiction and nonfiction will read from, discuss and sign their work at the free event. Featured books are John Capouya's Gorgeous George: The Outrageous Bad-Boy Wrestler Who Created American Pop Culture, Karen Brown's Pins and Needles and James Reese's The Dracula Dossier.
Deep Carnivale will offer staged readings of new plays, spoken-word and hip-hop performances, a poetry lounge for teens and plenty of kids' activities, plus there will be vendors and live music. It all happens at the Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba, and along 14th Street between Palm and Ninth avenues in Ybor City. deepcarnivale.com.