Aaron Shulman (The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain’s Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War) will present his book and the documentary film El Desencanto. Free. 6 p.m. Thursday.The Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767. thedali.org.
Susan Fekete (Ten Boxes: A Story of Stuff) will discuss and sign her memoir at 4 p.m. Friday. Haslam’s Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-8616.
Tampa Bay Times staff writer Kristen Hare (100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay Before You Die) will discuss and sign her guidebook’s second edition. Free. 2 p.m. Saturday. Bloomingdale Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. (813) 273-3652.
The University of Tampa Low-Residency MFA program presents an evening of poetry to launch a new collection by Saint Leo University assistant professor Gianna Russo (One House Down); also featuring Orlando poet laureate Susan Lilley (Venus in Retrograde) and Amanda Forrester. Free. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2. University of Tampa Music Room, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. (813) 257-3514.
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.
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