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Book Talk: Bestselling poet Billy Collins to speak in St. Petersburg

Poets Anne Barngrover and Heather Sellers will read at Tombolo Books.
 
Poet Billy Collins will speak at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg on March 23.
Poet Billy Collins will speak at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg on March 23. [ Suzannah Gail Collins ]
Published March 16, 2023

Psychologist and author Ashley Vigil-Otero will discuss her book “The Self-Confidence Workbook for Teens” at 3:30 p.m. March 19 at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Tickets $5 for admission, $18.95 for admission and a copy of the book at oxfordexchange.com/pages/calendar.

Tombolo Books and St. Petersburg poet laureate Gloria Muñoz will host a reading, conversation and signing by local poets Anne Barngrover (”Everwhen”) and Heather Sellers (”Field Notes From the Flood Zone”) at 7 p.m. March 21 at the bookstore, 2153 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free; RSVP at tombolobooks.com/events.

Former U.S. poet laureate and bestselling author Billy Collins will be in conversation with journalist and author Bob Morris about Collins’ latest book, “Musical Tables,” at 6 p.m. March 23 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE. Tickets $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers at mfastpete.org/events-calendar/.

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