By Colette Bancroft
Times Book Editor
East Lake Community Library's Authors Showcase presents Don Bruns (No Second Chances) discussing and signing his thriller. Free. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 773-2655.
Applications are available for authors, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.