Retired Eckerd College creative writing professor Sterling Watson (The Committee) will be in conversation with Tampa Bay Times book editor Colette Bancroft about his new novel; signing to follow. Free. 4 p.m. Sunday. Tombolo Books, 2153 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 755-9456. tombolobooks.com.
Bestselling novelist Tim Dorsey (Naked Came the Florida Man) will discuss and sign his new book. Free. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8. Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St.
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