PLuGHiTz Live Special Events (Audio)
About This Show
If you are looking for special events coverage of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) or any other major convention around the country, look no further. The staff of PLuGHiTz Live travel all over the country to bring you news, reviews and previews. Special shows air throughout the week of the events and can be found in this feed as well as exclusive interviews and sneak peeks right from the show floors. PLuGHiTz Live is a proud member of the Tech Podcast Network and is part of the PLuGHiTz Live! Family of content. For more information, inquiries or if you'd like to have PLuGHiTz Live appear, cover or produce content at your event, please visit http://www.plughitzlive.com or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Exposing an Amazing and Energetic Literary Scene
As part of the maker and journalistic communities, it was wonderful for us to get to know Tiffany Razzano, founder of Wordier Than Thou. We had a chance to chat with her for a few minutes before the show, at her simple, book filled table here at Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con. We started off with a curiosity of the meaning of their name that turned into total excitement for what they do.
Wordier Than Thou is a local nonprofit for the literary arts in the Tampa Bay area. They organize various readings and events for local authors to come out and get some exposure. It all came about five years ago because Tiffany, a journalist by trade, recognized that one of the things she hated the most was public speaking. Since this was something that she would periodically encounter in her career, she decided to do conquer it head on. She accomplished this by doing something where she could overcome this hatred in a more controlled environment - storytelling.
They started out simply, with just one event where authors could tell stories and prose in an open mic style. It has since grown significantly and they are now doing 8 to 12 events per month that tap into different parts of the literary community. It has become a great support system for the authors to showcase their work and also to draw in people who wouldn't normally attend this kind of event. They actually strive to "sneak the books" into their events where some audience members are surprised that they just loved a show that ended up being about books. For example, one of their most successful events is a burlesque show with wonderful performers and amazing costumes that they put on twice a year.
During the interview, Tiffany introduced an upcoming event called Eat Our Words that Scott and Michele actually attended. The authors made various dished that were inspired by their books. It was a fun way to interact with the authors and learn about their latest works while sampling some really good food. We look forward to attending some of their future events, as well.
You can check them out yourself by going to their website, or by visiting their Facebook page.
Amazon Prime gives you more than just free shipping. Get free music, TV shows, movies, videogames and more.
Enjoy your favorite books while you work or travel. Get a free book and a 30 day trial with promo code Try70.Read more »