Times Festival of Reading schedule

Fourteen authors will participate in the festival Nov. 12 at the Palladium in St. Petersburg.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
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Published Nov. 3, 2022|Updated Nov. 4, 2022

9-9:45 a.m.: Panel with co-authors Barbara Cruz, Jeff Houck and Andrew Huse on their book, “The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers”

10-10:45 a.m.: Beth Macy, author of “Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis,” in conversation with Times writer Lane DeGregory

11-11:45 a.m.: Historians Jack E. Davis, ”The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird,” and Gary Mormino, “Dreams in the New Century: Instant Cities, Shattered Hopes, and Florida’s Turning Point”

Noon: Lunch break

1-1:45 p.m.: Dennis Lehane, “Small Mercies”

2-2:45 p.m.: Charlayne Hunter-Gault, “My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives”

3-3:45 p.m.: Peniel Joseph, author of “The Third Reconstruction: America’s Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty-first Century,” in conversation with historian Raymond Arsenault

4-4:45 p.m.: Florida panel of Gabrielle Calise, ”Florida!”; Kristen Hare, ”100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay Before You Die”; Craig Pittman, “The State You’re In: Florida Men, Florida Women, and Other Wildlife”; and Paul Wilborn, ”Florida Hustle”

5-5:45 p.m.: Lisa Unger, “Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six”