In the factories of Tampa and Ybor City, Lectores de Tabaqueres were men who read aloud to the workers who rolled the cigars on the factory floor. The University of Tampa MFA program named our public readings the Lectores series to honor this connection between literature and our city's history. Each January and June, the MFA program hosts visiting writers, screenwriters, singers and other artists to campus to give a public performance from their work. All events begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and are free and open to the public.
View the January 2018 Lectores Reading Series biographies of current and visiting writers and editors.
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