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USF authors sign their work at 2008’s St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading.
Festival of Reading
Over fifty authors, including a number of Pulitzer Prize winners, will be coming to USF Saint Petersburg Saturday, October 24, for the Seventeenth Annual Saint Petersburg Times "Festival of Reading." This week's University Beat on WUSF TV takes a look at some of the writers who'll be meeting the public and talking about their latest works.

On the Radio

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Festival of Reading

This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM brings you a preview of the Saint Petersburg Times "Festival of Reading" and introduces you to a pair of USF faculty members who will be presenting their new books there.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

St. Petersburg Times book editor Colette Bancroft talks about the large number of Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as Times' staffers, who will be appearing at the Festival of Reading.

Ms. Bancroft says some of the other authors appearing at the Festival come from the worlds of politics, acting, music and the news media.


USF St. Pete Assoc. Prof. of Art History Sheramy Bundrick talks about her research for her book, "Sunflowers: A Novel of Vincent van Gogh," and reads a passage from it.

For more information

In addition to the Festival, Sheramy Bundrick will be signing her book "Sunflowers: A Novel of Vincent van Gogh," October 15 at 4:00 PM at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at USF St. Petersburg.



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