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    Book talk

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published March 4, 2001

    PITCHING LESSIONS:Kathy Carmichael (Chasing Charlie), Debby Mayne (A New Attitude, Corpse on the Court) and Kimberly Llewellyn (Pretty Please) will conduct a workshop, How to Pitch Your Book to an Editor, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Clearwater East Library on Drew St., Clearwater.

    GET ANTIQUATED: The 20th annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Admission is $6 (good for all three days) or $4 Saturday or Sunday; ticket sales benefit the Friends of the St. Petersburg Public Library. For more information, visit or call (727) 822-3278.

    PUBLISHING SEMINAR: Sylvia Hemmerly of Publishing Professionals will lead a publishing and book marketing seminar at 2p.m. Saturday at Books-A-Million in Embassy Crossing Shopping Center in Port Richey. Call (727) 868-8657 for more information.

    WRITING WORKSHOP: Sandra Thompson, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for her short story collection, Close-Ups, will offer a fiction and creative non-fiction workshop at her South Tampa home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays March 14 through May 16. The cost for 10 sessions is $200 and the application deadline is March 9. Call (813) 831-3311 or e-mail

    WOMEN'S SYMPOSIUM: Faye Wattleton, former president of Planned Parenthood, will sign copies of her memoir, Life on the Line, Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Women's Symposium at the Unversity of South Florida's Campus Activities Center, St. Petersburg. Symposium tickets are $26, which includes lunch and Business Expo. Call (727) 821-4069.

    AUTHOR APPEARANCES: Peter Meinke (Zinc Fingers), 3 p.m. Tuesday, Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St., Tarpon Springs. Afternoon tea will be served; admission is free, but call (727) 943-4922 to reserve a space.

    Dr. Coppoc (How to Save America From Going Down the Tubes), 6 p.m. Wednesday, Books-A-Million, 33550 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor.

    Kenneth McKellar (I Want to Be Good), 6 p.m. Wednesday, Books-A-Million, Palm Harbor.

    Pati Myers Gross (Adventures in the Roo World), 10 a.m. Thursday, Barnes & Noble, 122 Brandon Town Center Drive, Brandon.

    Faye Wattleton (Life on the Line), 11 a.m. Thursday, Women's Symposium at the University of South Florida Campus Activities Center, St. Petersburg.

    Pete Carmichael and Tim Ohr (Florida's Fabulous Trail Guide), 7 p.m. Thursday, Barnes & Noble, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Carrollwood.

    Neal Schleifer (Practicing Imperfection), 7 p.m. Thursday, Sarasota News & Books, 1341 Main St., Sarasota.

    Tim Janis (Music of Hope), 8 p.m. Friday, Barnes & Noble, 23654 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater.

    Michael Sterns (Kokopelli & the Butterfly), noon Saturday, Palm Harbor Craft Show in front of Oak Trail Books, 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor.

    Terese Tappouni andLance Ware (Night Gardening: Passionate Poems for the Beloved and Walking Your Walk: A Woman's Guide to a Spirit Filled Life), 1 p.m. Saturday, Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

    M. Diane Vogt (Justice Denied and Silicone Solution), 4 p.m. Saturday, WaldenBooks, 6200 20th St., No. 139, Sarasota.

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