East Lake Community Library's Authors Showcase will feature author Guy Cote (Long Live the King: Book One of the Charlemagne Saga) at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
Applications are available at tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading for 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. Author applications are now closed.
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