21st Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading

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  • USF St. Pete

    Parking Lot 2, at Second Street S and Sixth Avenue, with free parking available in the campus parking garage., Saint Petersburg, FL (map)

    27.773056 -82.639999

  • We are just visiting this year - but next year we are going to chip-in and get a table for ourselves!  However, they limit the number of people allowed in the booth to 2 people. We can take shifts and rotate throughout the day. Who would like to sell their books at this event next year and promote our group? 

    Our own Steve Stellhorn will have a booth - be sure to stop by and say hi!

    Your mission at this event is to see every Author, get their contact information and invite them to come and talk to our group! Let's learn from them.


    Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Free Admission

    Ten locations - be prepared to walk the campus! http://www.festivalofreading.com/sites/festivalofreading.com/files/festival-of-reading-map2013.pdf

    Volunteer here: http://www.festivalofreading.com/sites/festivalofreading.com/files/2013%20FOR%20Volunteer%20application.pdf

    Great Authors! http://www.festivalofreading.com/authorbios.html

    List of Authors! http://www.festivalofreading.com/authors.html

    2013 Festival Authors

    •  Raymond ArsenaultDixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Southern Historian Sheldon Hackney

    • Nicholson Baker Traveling Sprinkler

    • Mark Billingham The Dying Hours

    • Susan Boyer Lowcountry Bombshell

    • Karen Brown The Longings of Wayward Girls

    • Nancy Cavanaugh This Journal Belongs to Ratchet

    • James Clark Pineapple Anthology of Florida Writers

    • Marcia Clark Killer Ambition

    • Roy Peter Clark How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

    • John Dos Passos Coggin Walkin' Lawton  

    • Claire Connor  Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right

    •  Edwidge Danticat  Claire of the Sea Light

    •  Eric Deggans  Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation

    •  Bill DeYoung  Skyway

    •  John Dufresne  No Regrets, Coyote

    •  Patricia Engel  It's Not Love, It's Just Paris

    •  David Finkel  Thank You for Your Service

    •  Jamie Ford  Songs of Willow Frost

    •  Samuel Freedman Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Footbal That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights

    •  Vanessa Gezari The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice

    •  Stephanie Hayes  Obitchuary

    •  Angela Hunt  The Offering

    •  Gilbert King  Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boy, and the Dawn of a New America

    • Jeff Klinkenberg Alligators in B-Flat

    • Bernard LaFayette Jr. In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma

    •  Michael Largo  The Big, Bad Book of Beasts

    • Michael Lister  The Big Beyond

    •  Peter and Jeanne Meinke  Truth and Affection: The "Poet's Notebook" Column From Creative Loafing

    •  Dr. Rob Norman Discover Magazine's Vital Signs: True Tales of Medical Mysteries, Obscure Diseases, and Life-Saving Diagnoses

    •  Ridley Pearson  Choke Point

    •  Jayne Anne Phillips  Quiet Dell

    •  Lori Roy  Until She Comes Home

    •  James Sheehan The Alligator Man

    •  Phillip Sipiora  Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays by Norman Mailer

    •  Laura Lee Smith  Heart of Palm

    • J. A. Souders  Renegade

    •  Ira Sukrungruang  In Thailand It Is Night

    •  Lynn Waddell  Fringe Florida

    •  Carlton Ward Jr. Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition 

    • Kent Wascom The Blood of Heaven 

    • Rick Yancey The Final Descent and The 5th Wave

    For additional Festival information, please call Kristen Willyoung at[masked]or at [masked]

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  • Debbie

    Hi I just want to sit in and learn it all. Where do I start. Thanks

    June 7, 2014

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  • Stephen S.
    Author - Financial Information,
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    I am a writer of business and health care books covering retirement issues. Subject matter... more

  • amy

    HI, I love to read and have written articles and short stories and would enjoy a fun group.

  • Dustin G.

    Hi, my name is Dustin Gaillard I am an aspiring writer like many of you. Currently working on... more

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