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Wordier Than Thou organizes events for writers and book lovers throughout West and Central Florida. Events include storytelling and fiction open mics, themed author readings, workshops and other fun, inspiring literary events. Our goal is to connect the literary community and provide a resource for local writers.

Upcoming events (3)

Teenage Wasteland Virtual Edition - Shae Krispinsky

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In this virtual series, we'll reminisce with a Florida writer or artist about their angsty teen lives. We'll invite them to read or share work created during high school or college, and will talk to them about their life during that time. What were they reading and creating? What music did they listen to? Who did they hang out with? What were the dramas in their lives? This week we'll chat with Shae Krispinsky. Shae Krispinsky lives in Tampa, FL, where she fronts the indie rock band, Navin Ave. Her short fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in Drunk Monkeys, Vending Machine Press, Connotation Press, The Citron Review, Thought Catalog, and more. She is currently at work on two novels and finishing up her band's first album. This session will be conducted via Zoom and will also stream live through our Facebook page, facebook.com/wordierthanthou. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88182912181?pwd=WURGUDFNSjBrZERkUk51bnptRy93dz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked]

Virtual Personal Library Tour: Linsey Grove

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During this period of social distancing, every Sunday a Florida writer, reader or community leader will take us on a virtual tour of their personal library. This week, we'll check out the collection of Linsey Grove. Linsey is the health sciences program coordinator at USF St. Petersburg and president of the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area. Virtual Library Tour Log-in Information Please log in between 1:50 and 2 p.m. You will be placed in a waiting room upon signing in and muted upon entry to the conference room. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/984632534?pwd=NnFoQTAwR3BnT3MxaTRMWGE1cExUdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked]

An Airing of Grievances - Quarantine Edition (a Virtual Open Mic of Sorts)

Everyone will get up to 5 minutes to speak their mind. We look forward to complaining with you! This session will be conducted via Zoom and will also stream live through our Facebook page, facebook.com/wordierthanthou. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88182912181?pwd=WURGUDFNSjBrZERkUk51bnptRy93dz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked]

Past events (345)

Wordier's Virtual Open Mic - Valerie Willis

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