What’s happening in Tampa Bay books: Writers Carl Hiaasen and David Sedaris come to town

Plus, Bill DeYoung discusses his nonfiction book and Paul Wilborn shares his short story collection.
David Sedaris, whose latest book is ‘Calypso,’ performs at the Straz Center in Tampa next week. [Ingrid Christie]
David Sedaris, whose latest book is ‘Calypso,’ performs at the Straz Center in Tampa next week. [Ingrid Christie]
Published May 8

Bill DeYoung (Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down) will discuss and sign his nonfiction book. Free. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE. (727) 894-1052.

Paul Wilborn (Cigar City: Tales From a 1980s Creative Ghetto) will discuss his short story collection, with photographer David Audet, at 6 p.m. Friday at ArtsXchange/Warehouse Arts District, 515 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg, (727) 755-9456; and at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, (813) 221-2222.

The Limelight Series presents a talk by bestselling author and journalist Carl Hiaasen (Assume the Worst). Series ticket subscriptions $165-$375. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. tampatheatre.org. (813) 274-8286.

Bestselling humor writer David Sedaris (Calypso) will perform and sign his books. Tickets $35-$55. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. strazcenter.org. (813) 229-7827.

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/.

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 (if any) and a contact phone number to cbancroft@tampabay.com (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.

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