November 8-14, 2021

Schedule coming soon!


10 Distinguished Authors. 8 Live Virtual Discussions.

Join us for the 29th Annual Festival of Reading, Nov. 8 - 14. Ask a question or just listen to free virtual author discussions hosted by Tampa Bay Times book critic Colette Bancroft.

Festival headliner – Louise Erdrich
Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for “The Night Watchman,” Erdrich will talk about her new novel, “The Sentence.” Ticketed event to benefit the Times Journalism Fund.

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Preregistration is required for all live events. Link to watch the interview will be emailed to you before the event.

James Lee Burke

Thursday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. ET Live Q&A

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Friday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. ET Live Q&A

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Kristin Harmel and Mary Kay Andrews

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. ET Live Q&A

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Colson Whitehead

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. ET Live Q&A

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