Festival of Reading

Tampa Bay Times Book Editor Colette Bancroft speaks at last year's Festival of Reading
Festival of Reading

The 23rd annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading takes place Saturday, October 24th on the campus of USF St. Petersburg.

On University Beat on WUF 89.7, we’ll meet a pair of USF graduates who will be presenting their first novels at the Fest. The authors talk about their books and about how the university’s Master of Fine Arts program helped them hone their skills.

More Information: 

Tampa Bay Times 23rd Annual Festival of Reading webpage
Saturday, October 24 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kimberly Karalius' webpage
Karalius' book "Love Fortunes and Other Disasters" on Amazon.com
Karalius' "crowd-sourced" publisher, Swoon Reads

Phillipe Diederich's webpage
Diederich's book "Softrito" on Amazon.com

USF MFA Creative Writing program webpage

University Beat TV report

Original Broadcast Date: 

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Wednesday after the 7:45 AM newscast | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Wednesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM

Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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