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Registration closes Tuesday for Sandhill Writers Retreat, with writing classes in fiction, nonfiction and poetry; faculty reading and book signing by Erica Dawson, Philip Deaver and Ira Sukrungrang; reception and open reading; noon-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. $95, or $85 for teachers, students and seniors; registration at

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• 6 p.m. Friday, Above and Beyond Dinner, featuring readings by former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner W.S. Merwin, poet Naomi Shihab Nye and high school poetry slam winners; Florida Studio Theatre Cabaret, 1241 N Palm Ave., $45.

• 10 a.m. Saturday, Young Voices Poetry Reading, followed by discussion by Merwin and Nye; FST Keating Theatre, 1241 N Palm Ave., $12.

• 1 p.m. Saturday, Favorite Poem Reading, introduced by Merwin; FST Keating Theatre, $12.

• 6 p.m. Saturday, Poets Celebration Dinner, with readings by Merwin and Nye; the Francis, 1289 N Palm Ave., $75.

To place an item in Book Talk, send author's name, book title, appearance time, date, venue name and address, admission cost (if any) and a contact phone number to (with "Book Talk" in subject line) or Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Deadline is 14 days before publication.

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