Rebbie MacIntyre (A Corner of the Universe) will discuss her mystery novel at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard, Tampa.
Wordier Than Thou presents "Doomsayers: Local Authors Predict the End of the World," featuring John Henry Fleming, Jeff Strand, Heather Jones, Cole Bellamy, Lynne Hansen, Juliana A. Torres, David Z. Morris and Edward P. Morgan III, at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 1) at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Admission $5.
Warren Firschein and Laura Kepner (A Brief History of Safety Harbor, Florida) will discuss their book of local history at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 2) at Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N.
Vendor and volunteer applications for the 2014 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, Oct. 25 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, are available at festivalofreading.com.
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