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A Tampa reading by local poets will honor the memory of Mary Oliver

Roy Peter Clark is also set to offer a workshop at Oxford Exchange in Tampa.

New Tampa Regional Library hosts a poetry reading honoring the memory of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver by local poets Joyce Carpenter, Cath Mason, Evelyn Ann Romano, Brenda Tipps and Janet Watson. Free. 2 p.m. Saturday. New Tampa Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa. (813) 273-3652.

Bestselling author and teacher Roy Peter Clark (Writing Tools) will present a workshop, “50 Essential Strategies in 90 Minutes." $5, applicable to book purchase. 2 p.m. Sunday. Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 253-0222,

Applications are available for vendors and volunteers for the 27th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which takes place Nov. 9 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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