Friday, April 27, 2012

Florida Conversations Finds ‘Real Florida’

Join the Tampa Bay History Center as we dig down to reveal the “Real Florida” and welcome award-winning environmental author Bill Belleville to the Florida Conversations Lecture Series on Thurs. May 10 at 6:30 p.m

Belleville’s recently-published book Salvaging the Real Florida invites readers to paddle along a glowing lagoon, slog through a swamp, explore a spring cave, and visit the historic Florida riverboat town he calls home.

Belleville’s 2006 book Losing it all to Sprawl was named one of the year’s best by the Library Journal and received a bronze medal at the 2007 Florida Book Awards. More recently, Salvaging the Real Florida took home a 2011 National Outdoor Book Award.

Florida Conversations is co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and supported by WUSF Public Media and features authors and presenters covering a variety of Florida topics, from politics to fiction, history to environmental issues.

Public parking is available at Tampa Bay Times Forum East Lot, the Channelside garage and other city-owned lots. For more information, contact the Tampa Bay Center at (813) 228-0097 or online at Free.

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