Resources for Experiencing Words Online


Resources for Experiencing
Words Online

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The New York Public Library regularly hosts compelling author conversations available as a livestream and on-demand. A diverse array of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and even comedy is used to explore everything from hard science to science fiction, from politics to the latest Black Panther graphic novel. A live transcript is provided and ASL interpretation is available on request. Find the schedule of upcoming events and a link to archived talks here


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Poetry at The Dalí  is an ongoing series hosted by St. Petersburg Poet Laureate, Helen Wallace, joined by selected poets. Following the presentation, there is an audience Q&A.

Visit the Dalí’s YouTube channel to stream this event
or watch videos of previous episodes 

Online at Tombolo Books

St. Pete’s independent Tombolo Books hosts an array of online book clubs for fans of social justice, mysteries, Florida authors and more – including a mental health and wellness book club and a yoga book club. Tombolo also hosts compelling online author talks and community discussions. Find the schedule here

Community Read-Alouds

St. Pete’s Cultured Books is a children’s bookstore with a mission to show positive images and share great stories about people of color. Our goal is to nurture a reading culture within our community. We do this by curating great books, engaging book clubs and community events that inspire.

Find Videos of Community Read-Alouds on Facebook
and Upcoming Events

Keep St Pete Lit

Online Writing Classes
Classes exploring an array of writing styles and techniques – for all ages. 

Zoom Writing Workshops and Meet-Ups
Low-cost, professional lessons in writing poetry and fiction, creativity workshops and other literary-inspired classes. 

Virtual Book Club
The Studio@620 invites you to a monthly book club gathering in collaboration with Keep St. Pete Lit. Book lovers will meet the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a pre-selected book via Zoom online meetings. . . .

Typewriter Talks
An online series showcasing Tampa Bay authors and poets. 

Find it all at

Wordier Than Thou

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Wordier Than Thou hosts creative virtual and in-person programs, from an online Open Mic and celebration of Florida Bookstore Day to a Harry Potter Drag Show.

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Conversations with Compelling Authors

Poet Adrian Matejka

The National Endowment for the ArtsArt Works podcast series offers in-depth conversations with a range of writers including two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, playwright and lyricist Michael R Jackson, and poet and NEA Big Read author Adrian Matejka, who wrote a collection of poems inspired by the first African American heavyweight world champion, Jack Johnson.

Find these episodes and many more at

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