Festival of Reading Tomorrow in St. Pete

The 19th Annual St. Petersburg Times “Festival of Reading” will be held at the University of South Florid’a St. Petersburg Campus Saturday from 10 till 4.

The Festivals theme this year is fiction and non-fiction set in the South and more than 40 authors will talk about their books, stories and sign autographs.

Some of the top authors will include Ace Atkins, Professor Robert Olen Butler, Thomas French, Former Senitor Bob Graham and best selling novelist Connie May Fowler.

The event is free and a complete list of speakers, times and directions can be found in the St. Petersburg Times or on line at www.FestivalofReading.com.

St. Petersburg Times 2011 Festival of Reading featured authors:

  • Julie Buckner Armstrong, Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching
  • Raymond Arsenault, Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
  • Ace Atkins, The Ranger
  • Lawrence Broer, Vonnegut and Hemingway: Writers at War
  • Karen Brown, Pins and Needles: Stories
  • Robert Olen Butler, A Small Hotel
  • James C. Clark, Red Pepper and Gorgeous George: Claude Pepper’s Epic Defeat in the 1950 Democratic Primary
  • Roy Peter Clark, Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces
  • Bob Delaney and Dave Scheiber, Surviving the Shadows: A Journey of Hope Into Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Tony D’Souza, Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight
  • Nathalie Dupree, Southern Biscuits
  • Mark Durand, Optimistic Parenting: Hope and Help for You and Your Challenging Child
  • Martin Dyckman, Reubin O’D. Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics
  • Barry Estabrook, Tomatoland: How Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
  • Connie May Fowler, How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly
  • Thomas French, Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives
  • Bruce Jay Friedman, Lucky Bruce: A Literary Memoir
  • Sen. Bob Graham, Keys to the Kingdom
  • James W. Hall, Silencer
  • Angela Hunt, The Fine Art of Insincerity
  • N.M. Kelby, White Truffles in Winter
  • Anna Lillios, Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • Toni Lydecker, Piatto Unico: When One Course Makes a Real Italian Meal
  • William McKeen, Mile Marker Zero: The Moveable Feast of Key West
  • Peter Meinke, Lassing Park
  • Virginia Lynn Moylan, Zora Neale Hurston’s Final Decade
  • Diana Reiss, The Dolphin in the Mirror: Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives
  • Lori Roy, Bent Road
  • Anthony Silvia, Power Performance: Multimedia Storytelling for Journalism and Public Relations
  • Herb Snitzer, Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir
  • Tammar Stein, Kindred
  • Terry Tomalin, Everyday Adventures
  • Lisa Unger, Darkness, My Old Friend
  • Don Van Natta, Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
  • Ian Vasquez, Mr. Hooligan
  • Sterling Watson, Fighting in the Shade