Poetry Exploring Wildness, a SunLit Festival event, presents poets Helen Pruitt Wallace, Gloria Muñoz, Kate Sweeney, Curtis Davis and ZenChristian Davis reading from their work, followed by an open mic session, at 6 p.m. Saturday at Tombolo Books, 2153 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free.
Bestselling author John Searles will be in conversation about his new thriller, Her Last Affair, with author Lisa Unger at 5:30 p.m. April 3 at Tombolo Books, 2153 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets $10 at tombolobooks.com/events.
Book Talk is a listing of in-person author appearances in the Tampa Bay area in the coming week. 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 the subject line. Deadline is 14 days before publication.