Wordier Than Thou

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Banned Books Are a Drag!

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Thursday, Sept. 19
St. Pete Shuffle

Celebrate banned literature and First Amendment rights at Wordier Than Thou's Banned Books Are a Drag show & fundraiser Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 to 9 p.m., at St. Pete Shuffle.

St. Pete Shuffle is located at 559 Mirror Lake Dr., Saint Petersburg, Florida, 33701.

Purchase your advance tickets online here.

Drag performers from throughout the Tampa Bay area will interpret some of the most beloved banned books in the world, including literary classics and children's favorites.

Performers include Matthew McGee, Stephanie Stuart, Vanna T. Scarlett, Aura Gasmique, Lola Mayhem, and Lovonda Deck.

Local authors will also read their racier works during our Future Banned Books segment. Authors TBA

We'll play interactive games with fun prizes, including Banned Books Bingo and trivia. There will also be a raffle drawing with a variety of prizes.

Additional programming to be announced.

Beer, wine, soda and water will be available for a donation.


General admission, $20 in advance, $25 at the door (includes entry to the show and one Banned Books Bingo card.)

VIP Single Ticket (includes show entry, premiere seating, one Banned Books Bingo card, a surprise Banned Book and two drink tickets per person): $50

VIP for Two (includes show entry for two, premiere seating, two Banned Books Bingo cards, two surprise Banned Books and two drink tickets per person): $80

All funds raised will benefit Wordier Than Thou's literary arts programming that supports writers and readers throughout Florida. Upcoming projects include the launch of the Florida Writers Project, a publishing arm that publishes the work of local authors, and our third annual Tampa Bay Publishing Conference. Wordier Than Thou is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.