Florida Matters: Tampa Bay Times Festival Of Reading
Thousands of book lovers flock to the University of South Florida Times Festival of Reading each year. And this year it's expected to be another busy Saturday when the festival returns on October 26th. It features writers such as Edwidge Danticat, Jamie Ford, Gilbert King, David Finkel and more. This week on Florida Matters we talk to the woman who pulls the festival together, Times Book Editor Colette Bancroft. And we hear from authors such as Jamie Ford, Ira Sukrungruang, Jeff Klinkenberg and Stephanie Hayes.
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