Festival of Reading

A full house for author Carl Hiaasen at last year's TB Times Festival of Reading at USF St. Petersburg.
Festival of Reading

The 23rd Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading takes place Saturday, Oct. 24, at USF St. Petersburg. University Beat on WUSF TV gets a preview of the event from Times Book Editor Colette Bancroft and introduces you to a USF MFA graduate who will be presenting his first novel at the Festival.

More Information: 

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

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

USF MFA Creative Writing program webpage

University Beat radio 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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