The Oxford Exchange Summer Spotlight Series presents Daryl Gregory (Spoonbenders) discussing and signing his new novel about a family of psychics on the run from the CIA at 1 p.m. today at Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
St. Petersburg Museum of History's Happy Hour With the Historian presents Florida poet laureate Peter Meinke at 7 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Admission $5; reservations at spmoh.org.
Applications are now available at tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading for authors, vendors and volunteers for the 2017 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will take place Nov. 11 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
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