Deep Carnivale: A Celebration of Words returns this weekend

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A tribute to the Three Birds Bookstore and Ybor arts scene of the 80s and 90s is at the Don Vicente Inn on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Devotees of more melodic poetry can come out for A Celebration of the Song Lyric and Spoken Word -- featuring celebrated area musical artists like Rebekkah Pulley, Blind Buddy Moody, Geri X, and Shawn Kyle -- at New World Brewery, on Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. for just $5.

Organized by the Artists and Writers Group, Inc. and the Hillsborough Community College-Ybor City Campus, this celebration of writing and reading brings together artists representing a diverse range of writing styles, ages, experiences, and cultural backgrounds -- all for the purpose of sharing their love of literature and related art forms with the Tampa Bay community.

For more info, check out Deep Carnivale's website.

To read more writing by Sally Bosco, visit Tampa Bay Arts Net.

This weekend marks the third year of Deep Carnivale,Tampa’s premiere festival for readers and writers.  It's this Saturday and Sunday, and features dozens of authors, poets, songwriters and artists.  On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the fest take over the Performing Arts Building of Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City Campus — and best of all, it's free.

Highlights of this year's Deep Carnivale include a special tribute to author, playwright and poet Susan Hussey, and keynote speaker John Leland of the New York Times, author of Why Kerouac Matters and Hip: The History.

Other featured events include a performance by the HCC Dance Department, a dance class with Shana Perkins, spoken word with Lizz Strait, a reading by Tampa Poet Laureate James Tokley, Sr., and a comedy/horror reading by Jeff StrandSally Bosco (that’s me) gives a twitter flash fiction workshop, and there's book art, installations and art exhibits of all sorts.  There are also myriad activities for teens, tweens and kiddle.

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