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The Cathedral Church of St. Peter's lunchtime book talk series presents historian Larissa Kopytoff discussing Michael Ondaatje's novel The English Patient at noon Tuesday at the church, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Lunch available, $5.

Author Charles Martin (Unwritten) will discuss and sign his novel, set in part in Florida, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.

YellowJacket Press holds its fourth annual National Poetry Month (After) Party, with readings by Meryl Statford (2013 YellowJacket Press Poetry Contest winner), Peter Meinke, Michael Bates, Therese Tappouni, Melanie Hubbard and Gloria Munoz, as well as music, refreshments and a raffle, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Snell-Williams Courtyard, 511 Second St. S, St. Petersburg. $5 suggested donation.

Ariel at 50: A Celebration of Sylvia Plath's Poetry and Life, a reading by Tampa Bay area women of the original edition of Plath's landmark work, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday at Crum's Bar and Grill, 2924 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Award-winning YA author Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave) will appear at a launch party for his new postapocalyptic thriller, the first event for Inkwood's new teen book club, at 2 p.m. Saturday at Inkwood Books.

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Book events, May 14 and upcoming 05/11/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 5:26pm]
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