Thursday, June 2, 2011
History Center Welcomes New York Times Bestseller Tim Dorsey
A former Tampa Tribune reporter and long-time Tampa resident, Dorsey has authored 13 novels including Florida Roadkill (1999) Stingray Shuffle (2003), and The Big Bamboo (2006).
Florida’s quirky and diverse landscape serves as the backdrop for Dorsey’s crime capers as his main character, Surge Storms, traverses the state from Lake Okeechobee to the panhandle in search of scam artists, fugitives and corrupt politicians.
Dorsey’s talk at the History Center, “Florida: A Target-Rich Environment for Writers,” will offer a Florida travelogue as only Tim Dorsey could present it.
Co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and supported by WUSF Public Media, Florida Conversations features authors and presenters covering a variety of Florida topics, from politics to fiction, history to environmental issues.
Florida Conversations is free and open to the public. Public parking is available at St. Pete Times Forum East Lot, the Channelside garage and other city-owned lots. For more information, contact the Tampa Bay History Center at (813) 228-0097 or online at http://www.tampabayhistorycenter.org./