Stephanie A. Wynn (Readi — Set Go! A Simple Guide to Establishing a Successful Business) will hold a launch party for her book at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at Books at Park Place, 10468 Roosevelt Blvd. N, St. Petersburg.
Kelli Stuart (Like a River From Its Course) will discuss her novel set in Ukraine at 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Russian American Club, 2920 Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Admission $5, includes refreshments.
Applications are available at tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading for vendors and volunteers for the 2017 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, on Nov. 11 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
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