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We’re hosting a talk and reading with author Barbara Kingsolver

Book editor Colette Bancroft with host a livestream with the author. Here’s how to get tickets.

Tampa Bay Times book editor Colette Bancroft will host Barbara Kingsolver for a livestreamed reading and talk at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20.

Tickets for the virtual event are $35 and include one copy of How to Fly. Proceeds beyond book costs benefit the free Times Festival of Reading.

To purchase a ticket, go to You’ll receive an email with a link to join the livestreamed event and a book. The first 70 purchasers will receive a copy of How to Fly signed in advance by Kingsolver.

The 2020 Times Festival of Reading will take place Nov. 12-14 at It will feature virtual interviews and panel discussions with authors, both live and recorded.

Among the more than 30 authors confirmed for this year’s festival are Colson Whitehead, James Lee Burke, Michael Connelly, Mary Kay Andrews, Walter Mosley, Laura Lippman, Lisa Unger and Maggie O’Farrell.