William Robertson, editor and writer for the Miami Herald, will host a program and exhibit on "The Bonfire of Liberties: Censorship of the Humanities" at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave.
The exhibit, sponsored by the Florida Center for the Book, will be on display at the Main Library throughout the month.
The Sixth Annual Open Poetry Celebration will be held Friday at the Bayboro Campus of the University of South Florida, 140 7th Ave. S in St. Petersburg, in Davis Hall, Room 130 from 7-10 p.m. Admission is free.
Among the poets reading will be Peter Meinke (Liquid Paper: New and Selected Poems); Nancy Carter (Dragon Poems and Spider Woman); Silvia Curbelo (The Geography of Leaving); and Willie Reader (Fishing in a Whirlpool).
Other local poets, both beginners and advanced, who wish to join the open-mike forum may register to read by calling Howard Hartley at 345-7328 in St. Petersburg or by signing up at Davis Hall at 6 p.m.