This weekend marks the third year of Deep Carnivale,Tampas 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 Strand. Sally Bosco (thats 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.