Wordier Than Thou

is creating fun literary events and opportunities for writers & readers

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Since forming in 2012, Wordier Than Thou, a literary arts nonprofit organization, has been a driving force behind the Tampa Bay region’s thriving literary arts scene.

Our main goal is to support and stimulate local readers and writers. We offer authors new and exciting ways to present their work, hone their skills, connect with other creative individuals, and sell their books.

At the same time, our fun, offbeat events offer engaging experiences for readers and arts enthusiasts. Our events draw a variety of individuals, ranging from avid readers to people who don’t typically attend book events. 

Past events have included literary pub crawls; storytelling and prose-only open mics; publishing conferences and writing workshops; Nerdier Than Thou, a literary con; Read No More, a literary haunted house; our Critical Drinking book group; a Banned Books Burlesque Show; Broad Comedy, a celebration of funny women writers; Teenage Wasteland, established authors reading from their high school diaries, letters and poetry; Camp Wordier Than Thou, a summer writing camp for adults; adult spelling bees; literary salons and more.

Since mid-March, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wordier Than Thou has hosted daily virtual programming to keep our literary community connected during these uncertain times.

Funds raised through Patreon will help Wordier Than Thou with costs associated with these events as well as other projects, including the Florida Writers Project, our new publishing arm, which will launch this fall. This project brings our goal of supporting Florida’s writers full circle by publishing their work and helping them find an audience.

In November, we’ll release Tennessee Murder Ballad, the debut novel by playwright and University of South Florida instructor Heather Jones. Tennessee Murder Ballad is a hauntingly beautiful Southern gothic novel about eight people in a lonesome Appalachian town that survive the American Civil War only to face a curse that has followed them from childhood.

We’re also working on several anthologies: South of the South, which features fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Florida writers about Florida; Day of the Donald, asking writers to imagine what's next for the Trump presidency; and an untitled pandemic anthology featuring works written during quarantine.

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