Literature: Readings in Paradise

Monday, January 21

With the launch of Eckerd College's fourth annual Writers in Paradise conference comes the coinciding Evening Reading Series spotlighting several participating authors. Tonight's featured readers are Tom Franklin, author of the Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning short story collection, Poachers, and two novels, Hell at the Breech and Smonk; and Roland Merullo, who has six well-received novels under his belt as well as a memoir, Revere Beach Elegy, which won the Massachusetts Book Award for Non-fiction. A book sale and wine-and-cheese book signing follows. Mon., Jan. 21, 8-9:30 p.m., Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, free admission,

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