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Book Talk: Writers in Paradise reading series continues at Eckerd College

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child talk about their new thriller at Oxford Exchange in Tampa.
Laura Lippman will be one of the authors reading at Writers in Paradise on Jan. 20 at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg.
Laura Lippman will be one of the authors reading at Writers in Paradise on Jan. 20 at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. [ Lesley Unruh ]
Published Jan. 12

The author readings series of the Writers in Paradise conference continues. All readings begin at 7 p.m. in Miller Auditorium at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Book sales and wine receptions begin a half-hour before each reading, with signings after. Readings are free and open to the public. For more information, visit writersinparadise.com.

Jan. 15: Memoirist Ann Hood, poet Didi Jackson and novelist Michael Koryta

Jan. 16: Novelists Anjanette Delgado and Andre Dubus III

Jan. 17: Novelist Preston L. Allen and nonfiction writer Madeleine Blais

Jan. 19: Poet Major Jackson and novelist Sterling Watson

Jan. 20: Novelist and nonfiction writer Laura Lippman, novelist and nonfiction writer Les Standiford and poet Helen Pruitt Wallace

Jan. 21: Novelist and nonfiction writer Luis Alberto Urrea

Bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child will discuss and sign their new thriller, “The Cabinet of Dr. Leng,” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Tickets $5 for admission, or $30 for admission and a signed copy of the book, at oxfordexchange.com/pages/calendar.

Tombolo Books and Writers in Paradise present Nicholas Garnett in conversation with author Les Standiford about Garnett’s memoir, “In the Pink,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at the bookstore, 2153 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free; RSVP 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 cbancroft@tampabay.com, with “Book Talk” in the subject line. Deadline is 14 days before publication.