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Gianna Russo to launch ‘One House Down’ at University of Tampa

The Dalí Museum will also host Aaron Shulman with his book ‘The Age of Disenchantments.’
Saint Leo University assistant professor Gianna Russo, whose new poetry collection is titled "One House Down." [Lou Russo Photography]

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.

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.

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