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Adult Spelling Bee

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on May 29, 2015


At 7:00pm- 9:30pm on Wednesday, June 10 Wordier Than Thou is hosting an Adult Spelling Bee at Studio@620 .

Why should kids get all the fun? Ten adult teams will battle it out to determine the best spellers in the area during this fundraiser for The Literacy Council of St. Petersburg.

Teams must have two to four members. Theatricality encouraged. Registration cost is $75 and teams can register here.

This evening will also include snacks, music and a raffle featuring items from local businesses and authors.

Tickets to come watch the spelling bee are $7 per person in advance and $10 at the door.

For more information click here

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Storytelling and Prose Open Mic in Gainesville

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on May 29, 2015

Wordier Than Thou

Wordier Than Thou is excited to bring their unique open mic to Gainesville, located at First Magnitude Brewing from 6:30pm- 8:30pm on Thursday, June 18 including TBA Featured writers.

The open mic focuses on storytelling and fiction – no poetry or music. So come share your finest prose, or if you’re just in the mood for listening, catch some tales from area wordsmiths.

A featured reader will kick off the night, followed by open mic slots. Open mic readers get 10 minutes and will be timed. We encourage all readers to stay to the end and support everyone who signs up to share their work.

Writers: please remember this is a family-friendly venue and children might be in the audience.

Suggested $5 donation at the door.

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See you at the SPlovefest!

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on May 29, 2015



Your Scribbler, Darlyn Finch Kuhn, will read from her debut novel, Sewing Holes, at 3:45 p.m. TODAY, Friday, May 29th, in the (first floor) Citation Room of The Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.

It’s the Celebration of Recently Published Books, where you can enjoy snippets from eleven exciting new works!

Then, from 5-6 p.m., chat with the authors at the SPLoveFest in the (first floor) Secretariat Room at The Brown, where you can pick up your signed copies of their books.

Stop by the Sewing Holes table for information on Twisted Road Publication’s Southern Gothic Revival Short Story Contest, featuring cash prizes, to be judged by Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina.

The books, provided by Carmichael’s Bookstore, are:

The Café of our Departure, by Priscilla Atkins

Life with Charley: A Memoir of Down Syndrome Adoption, by Sherry Palmer

Flavors from Home: Refugees in Kentucky Share Their Stories and Comfort Foods, by Aimee Zaring

Dinner with Doppelgangers: A True Story of Madness and Recovery, by Colleen Wells

Swim Your Way Back, by Karen George

The One That Flies Back, by Barry George

The Sins of Omission, by Foust

The Eyes of the Window, by Marci Johnson

Dreamfire, by Kit Alloway

Sewing Holes, by Darlyn Finch Kuhn

Splitting the Soil, by Rosemary Rhodes Royston


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SCBWI Conference at Disney

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on May 28, 2015


Bookmark It will be the official bookseller for this year’s SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators) Mid-Year Workshop conference. The conference will be held at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort (500 Epcot Resorts Blvd – Orlando) from Friday, June 5 to Saturday, June 6 with sessions from 8 am-3 pm. Their list of ‘Comprehensives’ (specialized sessions) delivers invaluable advice from industry leaders to writers at all levels. Registration is still open and welcome to all.

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