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

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.

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.

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.

Book Talk 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 and a contact phone number to (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.