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Join us for a virtual appearance by Barbara Kingsolver

On Oct. 20, the bestselling novelist will talk about her new poetry collection in a fundraiser for the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading.

Novelist Barbara Kingsolver’s many fans love her bestselling books, like The Poisonwood Bible and Pigs in Heaven, for their engaging characters, richly realized settings and surprising insights. Her latest book, How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons), is a collection of poetry that shares all those qualities with her fiction.

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

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

To purchase a ticket, go to festivalofreading.com. 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 festivalofreading.com. 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.

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