The University of Tampa's low-residency creative writing MFA program presents its June 2013 Lectores Reading Series. All events begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
• Thursday: novelists Brock Clarke (Exley) and Tibor Fischer (Good to Be God), Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
• Friday: Grace Paley Prize-winning fiction writer Corinna Vallianatos (My Escapee) and nonfiction writer John Capouya (Gorgeous George), Falk Theater, 428 W Kennedy Blvd.
• Saturday: filmmaker and author Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You), Vaughn Center, 9th Floor, UT campus, 401 W Kennedy Blvd.
• June 17: novelist Josip Novakovich (Shopping for a Better Country) and poet Barbara Ras (The Last Skin), Falk Theater
• June 18: poet and fiction writer Steve Kistulentz (Little Black Daydream) and poet and nonfiction writer Donald Morrill (Impetuous Sleeper), Falk Theater
• June 19: National Book Award-winning novelist Denis Johnson (Train Dreams), Falk Theater
• June 20: novelists Jessica Anthony (Chopsticks), Stefan Kiesbye (Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone) and Jeff Parker (Ovenman), Vaughn Center
Dianne Ochiltree (Molly, by Golly) will sign her book at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
Author and vendor applications for the 21st annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will take place Oct. 26 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, are available at www.festivalofreading.com/.
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