Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Events: Kerouac in Paradise bike tour is May 18

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Friends of the Jack Kerouac House will present Kerouac in Paradise: A Literary Bike Tour of St. Petersburg starting at 11 a.m. Sunday (May 18) (check-in at 10:30) at the Flamingo Bar & Grill, 1230 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. The approximately two-hour ride will be followed by an after-party at the Flamingo. Registration is $10; to register, visit the "Kerouac in Paradise" Facebook page.

Rabbi Jill Jacobs (Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community) will speak on "From Slavery to Liberation: A Jewish Perspective" at 7 p.m. Wednesday (May 21) at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

Tirena Say (Seeing Colors) will discuss and sign her memoir about dealing with depression at 3 p.m. Thursday (May 22) at the Barnes & Noble at USF St. Petersburg, 500 Third St. S.

C.B. Anderson (River Talk) will discuss and sign her short story collection at 6 p.m. Thursday (May 22) at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St.

Wanda E. Brunstetter (Woman of Courage) will sign her book of Amish historical fiction at 6 p.m. Friday (May 23) at Lifeway Christian Store, 5421-A Fruitville Road, Sarasota.

Author and vendor applications for the 2014 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will take place Oct. 25 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, are available at festivalofreading.com.

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