The University of Tampa's Lectores series continues with these readings. Free and open to the public, all begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Falk Theater, 428 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, except for the June 20 reading, which will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 N Boulevard, Tampa.
JUNE 19: fiction writer Jensen Beach (Swallowed by the Cold)
JUNE 20: novelist Zukiswa Wanner (London Cape Town Joburg) and poet Silvia Curbelo (Falling Landscape)
JUNE 21: novelist Rahul Mehta (No Other World)
JUNE 22: fiction writer Kevin Moffett (Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events)
East Lake Community Library's Author Showcase presents Ray Weaver (Three Great Men) discussing and signing his book at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at the library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
The Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime present a signing by Cheryl Hollon (Cracked to Death), Gwen Mayo and Sarah Glenn (Murder on the Mullet Express), Wendy Dingwall (Hera's Revenge) and Shannon O. Esposito (Silence Is Golden) from 1 to 3 p.m. June 24 at Books at Park Place, 10468 Roosevelt Blvd. N, St. Petersburg.
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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