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What's happening in Tampa Bay books: JL Pickering, John Bisney to discuss 'Picturing Apollo 11' at Oxford Exchange

On Monday, 'Picturing Apollo 11' authors John Bisney and JL Pickering's photographic history of the 1969 space mission takes center stage at Oxford Exchange in Tampa.
On Monday, 'Picturing Apollo 11' authors John Bisney and JL Pickering's photographic history of the 1969 space mission takes center stage at Oxford Exchange in Tampa.
Published May 15, 2019

Oxford Exchange presents "It's All About the Story," a workshop with writing teacher Roy Peter Clark (Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer) and novelist Lori Roy (The Disappearing). Tickets $5 (applicable to book purchase). 2 p.m. Sunday. 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 253-0222. oxfordexchange.com/pages/calendar.

Bestselling novelist Wendy Wax (My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding) will discuss and sign her new book. Free. 2 p.m. Monday. Bookstore1Sarasota, 12 S Palm Ave. (941) 365-7900. sarasotabooks.com.

JL Pickering and John Bisney (Picturing Apollo 11) will discuss and sign their photographic history of the 1969 space mission. Tickets $5 (applicable to book purchase). 6:30 p.m. Monday. Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd.

East Lake Community Library's Author Showcase presents Matt Larkin (Flames of Mana: Eschaton Cycle), who will discuss and sign his fantasy novels. Free. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 773-2665.

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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