Florida Conversations gives scholars and writers the opportunity to share their work with a general audience through a series of lectures on various Florida studies subjects. Covering subjects as far-ranging as architecture, literature, the arts, and anthropology, much of the appeal of the lectures is in their diversity. The Florida Conversations Lecture Series is underwritten by the Tampa Bay History Center Endowment Fund at USF with media sponsorship from The Tampa Tribune. The series is co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and the Tampa Bay History Center. More information call (813) 228-0097.
Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier
Carlton Ward, Jr.
November 10th, 7:00 PM – Tuesday
The Columbia Restaurant: Celebrating a Century of History, Culture, and Cuisine
Andrew Huse & Richard Gonzmart
Takes place in the Siboney Room, Columbia Restaurant, Ybor City
January 31st, 3:00 PM – Sunday
Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida’s Future
Steven Noll & David Tegeder
February 21st, 3:00 PM – Sunday
The Odyssey of an African Slave, by Sitiki.
Patricia C. Gri n
March 21st, 3:00 PM – Sunday
Notes from Cross Creek: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at her Salty Best
Performed by Betty Jean Steinshouer
April 25th, 3:00 PM – Sunday
Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, the First European Artist in North America
May 23rd, 3:00 PM – Sunday
Mama Rides Shotgun
Deborah Sharp, author of the Florida-set Mace Bauer mystery series
June 13th, 3:00 PM – Sunday
Final Countdown: NASA and the End of the Space Shuttle Program