Advertisement

Author Robert Macomber in Tampa to celebrate ‘Full Naval Honors,’ give talk

In St. Petersburg, Jillian Abby will discuss her memoir “Perfectly Queer.”
 
Author Robert Macomber will appear at Oxford Exchange in Tampa on April 23.
Author Robert Macomber will appear at Oxford Exchange in Tampa on April 23. [ Robert Macomber ]
Published April 20, 2023

Novelist Robert Macomber will speak on “Theodore Roosevelt, Tzar Nicholas and Russia’s Anti-Jewish Pogroms” and celebrate his latest book, “Full Naval Honors,” at 3:30 p.m. April 23 at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Tickets are $29.95 for admission and a signed copy of the book or $5 for admission only at oxfordexchange.com/pages/calendar.

Local author Jillian Abby will discuss her new memoir, “Perfectly Queer: Facing Big Fears, Living Hard Truths, and Loving Myself Fully Out of the Closet,” in conversation with Jaime Messina, at 7 p.m. April 25 at Tombolo Books, 2153 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free; RSVP at tombolobooks.com/events.

The Oxford Exchange hosts its ninth annual Book Fair, featuring more than 40 local authors, from 6 to 9 p.m. April 27 at 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free; RSVP at oxfordexchange.com/pages/calendar.

Keep St. Pete Lit hosts a relaunch party for Yellow Jacket Press, featuring readings by many poets published by the press: St. Petersburg poet laureate Gloria Muñoz; former Wordsmith of Tampa and founder of Yellow Jacket Press Gianna Russo; new Yellow Jacket Press publisher and director of Keep St. Pete Lit Maureen McDole; former St. Petersburg poet laureate Helen Wallace; and poets Silvia Curbelo, Kate Sweeney, Jeff Karon and Sara Ries Dziekonski. The event takes place at 7 p.m. April 27 at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free.

Tombolo Books presents Brunch With Valérie Perrin, a hybrid event featuring St. Petersburg poet laureate Gloria Muñoz in person conducting a virtual interview with the bestselling French author of “Fresh Water for Flowers.” The event, which includes mimosas and pastries, takes place at 10 a.m. April 30 at the bookstore, 2153 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $18.95 for admission and a copy of the book or $10 for admission only 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.