Blah Blah Blah: August Literary Open Mic

Hosted by Wordier Than Thou

Join Wordier Than Thou for the August Blah Blah Blah literary open mic. The evening begins with a reading from featured writer Heather Jones. The theme for this month is REVENGE!
Bring your finest prose or a true story to share at this monthly literary open mic.
After a reading from our special guest author, things open up for local authors to share their work!
The Open Mic Rules:
1. Every reader gets 10 minutes to share their work.
2. We’ll limit each event to just 10 readers.
3. Toss your name in the bucket when you arrive. Names will be chosen at random.


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About Featured Writer Heather Jones

Heather Jones was born in Western Massachusetts and grew up listening to her father sing murder ballads; as a child, she particularly loved the songs, “Long Black Veil” and “Banks of the Ohio.” She raised her own children in Western North Carolina, and regularly returns to visit them.

She deeply loves the mountains, rivers, music, and people of Southern Appalachia, and spent five years researching her novel, Tennessee Murder Ballad, including exploring the Appalachian archives at Eastern Tennessee University, and a residency at Rivendell Writers Colony in Sewanee.

Heather’s plays include “The Hoarder’s Child,” which won the award for “Most Inspirational Work” at the Asheville Fringe Festival, and My Unspeakable Confessions, Gala Dali Declines to Explain Herself, which has recurrent productions at The Dali Museum in St Petersburg, Florida. Her plays, fiction, and poetry have been published in literary magazines including The Louisville Review, Cartagena Journal, Cleaver, and Sawgrass.

Heather holds a B.A. in Literature from University of North Carolina at Asheville, and an MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville. She currently teaches writing at University of South Florida.

Her debut novel Tennessee Murder Ballad will be released by Wordier Than Thou’s new publishing arm, the Florida Writers Project, this summer.

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