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Pulitzer winner Matthew Desmond to discuss ‘Evicted’

Bill DeYoung will also talk about ‘Skyway,’ his book about the 1980 Tampa Bay disaster.
St. Petersburg native Bill DeYoung, the author behind "Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay's Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down." [Tampa Bay Times (2014)]
Published Sep. 18

Author Matthew Desmond will talk about his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Free. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. University Area Community Development Center, 14013 N 22nd St., Tampa. (813) 974-2913.

St. Petersburg entrepreneur Michael Novilla (It’s 5 a.m. Go Home: Weddings, Parties, and Events So Good Your Guests Won’t Leave) will sign his book. Free. 2 p.m. Saturday. Haslam’s Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-8616.

The Seminole Historical Society Speaker Series presents Bill DeYoung (Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down) discussing his book about the 1980 disaster. $5, members free. 7 p.m. Sept. 25. Seminole Historical Museum, 7464 Ridge Road, Seminole. (727) 399-0587.

Applications are available for vendors and volunteers for the 27th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will be Nov. 9 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading.

Events are free unless otherwise noted. 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 cbancroft@tampabay.com (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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