Inkwood Book Club
After many requests, Inkwood Books is launching its Book Club Thursday, July 17, 7 p.m. Moderated by local editor Lorin Oberweger, the club will discuss Dave Eggers’ new novel, The Circle, at its first meeting.
Oral Fixation LGBTQ Open Mic
Got a rant or a story or a poem? Pick up the mic and show off your stuff at Oral Fixation’s LGBTQ monthly open mic on Thursday, July 17, at Ybor City’s R Bar, 1820 N. 15th St., Tampa. Doors open at 9 p.m. Performers of all types are welcome and encouraged to share their art.
Author Talk: Anya Kassoff
The veggie chef and author of The Vibrant Table will visit the St. Petersburg Main Library for its next Author Talk, Saturday, July 19, 2 p.m. She’ll discuss her new book and field questions from the audience.
Summer Campfire Tales
Barley Mow Brewing Company is teaming up with Wordier Than Thou for a night of local myths, legends and lore. There will be five local storytellers present plus $1 off on selected drafts. Guests include Indy McDaniel, Ross Tarr, Russil Tamsen, Billie Noakes, Susan Adger and Delaney Rose. The event is free but a suggested $5 donation goes to the storytellers. Sat., July 26, 7 p.m. 518 W. Bay Drive, Largo. facebook.com/barleymowbrewingco
See writers battle in an on-the-spot death match at Gulfport’s Arts Village on Beach Boulevard. Aug. 16, 7 p.m. keepstpetelit.org
Wordier Than Thou
The next monthly storytelling hour is Aug. 19, 7 p.m. at the Studio@620. Julie Armstrong and Thomas Hallock will be the featured guests. facebook.com/wordierthanthou
CL Story Time, Vol. 9: The Halloween Edition
Hear ghost stories and creepy tales by well-known locals on Fri., Oct. 10, at CL Space. facebook.com/CLStoryTim
Florida Bookstore Day
Held for the first time ever, the indie celebration takes place all day and evening Nov. 15. Read "Word Play" story for details. facebook.com/FloridaBookstoreDay
Tiffany Razzano contributed to these listings.