Dunedin author Kip Koelsch (Delphys Rising) will discuss his speculative fiction thriller. 4 p.m. Friday. Thirsty Falcon, 1415 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 422-1956.
Former Tampa Bay Times reporter Monique Fields (Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color) will read from and sign her new children's book about a biracial girl. Noon Tuesday. Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (205) 447-3254.
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/.
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