One for the Books: 20th Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading

Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading 20th Anniversary

For two decades, the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading has celebrated books with author talks, a street festival and book sale. This year's main event is Saturday, Oct. 20, at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Join Carson Cooper for a conversation with Tampa Bay Times book editor Colette Bancroft. We'll also hear readings from three participating authors, visit Inkwood Books in South Tampa and hear what's on the nightstands of WUSF listeners. To see the full schedule, go to And to see a slideshow of local librarians' favorite places to curl up with a good book, click here.

Tampa Bay Times book editor
Novelist and part-time Tampa Bay resident
Author, "Does this Church Make Me Look Fat?"
Tampa Bay Times columnist

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Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

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