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Orlando Weekly Fall Guide

EVENTS: Everything from food truck gatherings to zombie walks to literary readings to pet-rescue fundraisers

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Winter Park Harvest Festival, Central Park’s West Meadow


Lost Orlando Discussion with authors Stephanie Gaub Antequino and Tana Mosier Porter. 2 pm Saturday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.

Picture Book Pow Wow Students and unpublished authors learn how to create their own children’s book. 10 am-noon Saturday; Urban ReThink, 625 E. Central Blvd.; $140; 407-704-6895; urbanrethink.com.

Susan Hubbard and the Art of Florida Storytelling The author talks about her own books, which are set in Florida. 11 am Saturday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.

Oct. 1

Hispanic Heritage Month With Junot Díaz The Pulitzer prize-winning author speaks about his new book, This Is How You Lose Her. 6-10 pm Tuesday; Ferrell Auditorium, University of Central Florida; free; 407-823-1173; ucf.edu.

Oct. 5-Oct. 26

Beginning Creative Writing: Short Stories Intro to creative writing workshop with local author Colette Petersen. 1:30-4:30 pm Saturday; Herndon Library, 4324 E. Colonial Drive; free.

Oct. 12

Central Florida Romance Authors Book sale, signing and panel discussion with Jax Cassidy, Lori Sjoberg, Wynter Daniels and others. 4 pm Saturday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.

Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida’s Magical Waters With author Rick Kilby. 1 pm Saturday; Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-836-7010; thehistorycenter.org.

Oct. 13

Viva Florida: Seeking the Spirit of Cassadaga Author Marie Dees shares insights into her mystery book series. 3 pm Sunday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.

Oct. 20

New Adult Books: The Next Big Thing With authors Carol and Adam Kunz, Tiffany King, Raine Thomas and Sarah M. Ross. 2 pm Sunday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.

Oct. 22, Nov. 19

Tuesday Voices Open mic poetry forum for participants to share an original poem or otherwise. 7 pm Tuesday; Seminole State Student Center, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford; free; 407-708-2691; seminolestate.edu/english.

Oct. 24

4th Annual Lawyers for Literacy Spelling Bee Teams of two local attorneys compete to raise awareness and money for the Adult Literacy League. 5:30 pm Thursday; Doubletree by Hilton Orlando Downtown, 60 S. Ivanhoe Blvd.; $100; 407-422-1540; adultliteracyleague.org.

Oct. 26

Viva Florida: Florida Ghost Stories Hear eerie tales from author Dave Lapham. 3 pm Saturday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.

Fall Guide 2013
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