John Prevas (Hannibal's Oath: Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy) will discuss and sign his biography at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Applications are available at tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading for vendors and volunteers for the 2017 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which is Nov. 11 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
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