Events: Former astronaut Scott Kelly to talk about 'Endurance'

Published Oct. 25, 2017

Book Talk

The 2017-18 Tampa Jewish Festival of Books & Conversations continues Oct. 29 with the All-Day of Authors at Bryan Glazer Jewish Community Center, 522 N Howard Ave., Tampa. Individual event tickets available; all-day events pass $45, including morning nosh, deli lunch and dinner. Tickets and information at

10:30 a.m.: Iris Ruth Pastor (Tales of a Bulimic Babe: Simple Wisdom to Live the Life You Crave). Tickets $5, include coffee and morning nosh.

Noon: Peter Gethers (My Mother's Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and the Meaning of Life). Tickets $15, include a deli lunch buffet.

1:30 p.m.: Scott Wachtler (True Crime Experience). Tickets $5.

4:30 p.m.: Bill Sefekar (American Dreamer: A Look Into the Life of My Father, Joe Baby). Tickets $5.

5:30 p.m.: Glenn Frankel (High Noon, The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of An American Classic). Tickets $20, include a preprogram dinner buffet and a postprogram showing of the film High Noon.

The Oxford Exchange Spotlight Series presents former astronaut and military fighter pilot Capt. Scott Kelly (Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery) discussing his memoir at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. Tickets for single admission $42, for double admission $52; each includes one signed copy of Endurance. Buy tickets at the box office or at

Florida poet laureate Peter Meinke and artist Jeanne Meinke (The Elf Poem) will be the speakers at the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County Four Seasons Author Series luncheon at noon Nov. 3 at University Club of Tampa, One Tampa City Center. Tickets $40; or (813) 273-3616.

Applications are available at for vendors and volunteers for the 2017 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which is Nov. 11 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.