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What's happening in Tampa Bay books: JL Pickering, John Bisney to discuss 'Picturing Apollo 11' at Oxford Exchange

By Colette Bancroft

Times Book Editor

Oxford Exchange presents "It's All About the Story," a workshop with writing teacher Roy Peter Clark (Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer) and novelist Lori Roy (The Disappearing). Tickets $5 (applicable to book purchase). 2 p.m. Sunday. 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 253-0222. oxfordexchange.com/pages/calendar.

Bestselling novelist Wendy Wax (My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding) will discuss and sign her new book. Free. 2 p.m. Monday. Bookstore1Sarasota, 12 S Palm Ave. (941) 365-7900. sarasotabooks.com.

JL Pickering and John Bisney (Picturing Apollo 11) will discuss and sign their photographic history of the 1969 space mission. Tickets $5 (applicable to book purchase). 6:30 p.m. Monday. Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd.

East Lake Community Library's Author Showcase presents Matt Larkin (Flames of Mana: Eschaton Cycle), who will discuss and sign his fantasy novels. Free. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 773-2665.

Applications are available for authors, vendors and volunteers for the 27th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will be Nov. 9 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading/.

Book Talk events are free unless otherwise noted. To place an item in Book Talk, send author's name, book title, appearance time, date, venue name and address, admission cost and a contact phone number to cbancroft@tampabay.com (with "Book Talk" in subject line) or Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Deadline is 14 days before publication.

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