Author and historian Kimberly Wilmot Voss explores Florida's 'Golden Era' of 'women's page' journalists of the 1950s-60s, with her new book: The Food Section: Newspaper Women and the Culinary Community.
Price: $17, $15 members and students.
Author Deborah Frethem will discuss spooky and weird occurrences that have reportedly taken place in Ybor City. A book signing follows. Flappers and fedoras encouraged. Includes admission for two, one copy of the book and one cocktail per person.
Jeff Cannon, historian and author of Then and Now: New Port Richey, will present a fascinating look back into the rich heritage of New Port Richey and Hudson, Florida.
The annual book festival celebrates its 22nd year with a roster of more than 40 authors, including R.L. Stine, Carl Hiaasen, Lisa Unger and The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi. See the festival's website for a complete list and schedule.
Barbara Post-Askin, the author of Reflections of Liberty: Memoir, will discuss today's generation and the impact of media and entertainment in their everyday lives. A book signing follows.
Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Hedrick Smith will discuss his latest book Who Stole the American Dream? A question and answer session follows.
Price: $30, $25 Village Square members, $20 students.
The awards ceremony for pre-selected authors in the Tampa Bay area includes free beer, wine, snacks, jazz music and plenty of signed books. For tickets, go to eventbrite.com/e/tampa-bay-book-gala-author-awards-ceremony-tickets-12772959265.
Price: Free, but tickets are required.
You don't need a lot of money to explore America. Arlene and Charles Corby did it on the cheap in a pop up camper covering 50,000 miles in two years. A book signing will follow the talk.