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St. Petersburg SunLit Festival starts Friday

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St. Petersburg’s second annual SunLit Festival officially kicks off this Saturday with an award ceremony honoring the city’s Poet Laureate Helen Pruitt Wallace. The 2 p.m. event at the Main Library located at 3745 Ninth Ave. N. launches 10 days of celebration of literacy, literature and writers. The festival runs through March 13. The sixth annual James Weldon Johnson Literacy Festival is also Saturday. It runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the community library in his name located…

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My latest op-ed in the Tallahassee Democrat

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Two of my passions are gourmet food and politics. When I’m not walking door-to-door for a candidate, I am in front of a stove, near a wine bin or doing something otherwise epicurean. So an event I recently attended was a real McFlurry, a seemingly contradictory juxtaposition that comes out wonderfully by the time you’re finished.I was invited to a campaign fundraiser with a theme of “Cooking with the Candidate” during which a five-course meal was prepared by a master…

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