Speaker Engagements

Photo: Mystery Panel featuring Mario Giordano, Amy Stewart, and Elly Griffiths; 2018

OE Programming seeks to entertain our sense of curiosity, inspire new areas of interest, and ultimately contribute to Tampa’s emergence as a cultural destination. Through cultivating conversation and community, Oxford Exchange has become a landmark destination, since opening its doors in 2012.

Taylor Jenkins Reid, 2017
Featured Authors & Speakers
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From bestselling authors, reporters, and activists to scientists, astronauts, and more, OE Programming provides engaging experiences with speakers of different backgrounds, discussing their respective subjects and books.

Programming Styles


For large and educational speaking series, a lecture style setup is used in the Shaw Library of the Commerce Club at Oxford Exchange


For authors & speakers looking for a more intimate discussion with the audience, guests will speak directly in The Bookstore


For author & special guest events where the featured guest will sign their book or other items associated with their brand at Oxford Exchange


For writing and activity workshops, guests and speakers will practice in the Shaw Library of the Commerce Club at Oxford Exchange​


For discussions taking place online where guests can connect through a virtual portal and discuss with their favorite authors & speakers

Tampa Theatre

For large events that are partnered with Tampa's local playhouse, Tampa Theatre, guests can experience both speakings & signings

Publishers & Publicists

To continue further community engagement with authors and speakers, please view our media kit and submit a request.

The Reader Meet Writer Author Series features bestselling authors and fresh new voices, fiction and nonfiction titles, in an engaging and accessible format. You can view the schedule with our online calendar, and books for the events can be purchased through our online store.

The series was created and is facilitated by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) in partnership with member indie booksellers as a way to connect authors and readers at a time and place all can safely and comfortably gather. Each Reader Meet Writer event is fully moderated and hosted, with plenty of time for author Q & A. Plus, all events are recorded and available to stream at SIBA’s Reader Meet Writer TV YouTube channel.