St. Petersburg, FL – The 24nd Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. This free festival is a celebration of literacy- featuring nationally renowned authors, book signings, panel discussions and a variety of entertainment. The USF St. Petersburg campus is located in downtown St. Petersburg, and attendees may utilize campus and downtown parking, giving easy access to all events throughout the day.
The Times Festival of Reading has drawn an annual attendance of approximately 5,000 book lovers through the course of its history. Over 50 authors are confirmed to appear at the 2015 Festival including New York Times best selling author, Michael Connelly. The new release of Connelly’s novel, The Wrong Side of Goodbye brings him to the Festival along side other bestsellers such as: Joyce Maynard, Brad Meltzer, Michael Koryta, Tom and Kelley French and author of an iTunes most anticipated novel of 2016 Ink and Bone, Lisa Unger. In addition to the author appearances, there will be an extensive Book Market featuring local merchants, food trucks, and entertainment. And don’t miss the conversations by the authors of We Are Charleston and the Times Pulitzer Prize winning stories, Failure Factories andInsane. Invisible. In Danger.
For more information on events and the complete line-up of authors will be posted on www.festivalofreading.com and also published in a special section in the
Tampa Bay Times on Thursday, November 10, 2016.