The University of Tampa's Lectores Series continues with readings. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Jan. 8, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 N Boulevard, Tampa: Skip Horack (The Other Joseph)
Jan. 9, Trustee Room, ninth floor, Vaughn Center, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa: John Capouya (Florida Soul) with musician Timmy Thomas
Jan. 10, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery: poets Sandra Beasley (Count the Waves), Alan Michael Parker (The Ladder) and Angela Redmond-Theodore, featured alumni reader
Jan. 11, Crescent Club, ninth floor, Vaughn Center, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa: fiction writers Mikhail Iossel (Every Hunter Wants to Know) and Jeff Parker (Where Bears Roam the Streets: A Russian Journal)
The Cathedral Church of St. Peter's book talk series presents Times book editor Colette Bancroft discussing Jennifer Egan's 2017 novel Manhattan Beach at noon Jan. 9 at the church, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free; lunch available ($5).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.