I didn't manage to post yesterday--so I apologize to all of you who subscribe and who were awaiting this message. My wife and I were shopping for a new car, and that's NEVER a fun task. I'm happy to say, though, that at least we found one. Now that's over. Anyway, I wanted to return to Barrelhouse Magazine. When I posted about them the other day, I didn't mention the coolest part: Barrelhouse actually grew out of a writer's group formed after a WC workshop in 2005. Pretty cool, eh? Well, guess what? Issue number 6 is coming out soon, and Barrelhouse is going to have a launch party. Here's the info for you (and it sounds pretty cool):
On Friday, July 25, from 6pm to 10pm, join Barrelhouse, roller derby artist Cory Oberndorfer, and roller derby girls with 34 inch pythons at the Hillyer Art Space for the first ever Roller Derby Themed Barrelhouse Issue 6 Launch and Arm Wrestling Extravaganza! sponsored by Scion and the Pink Line Project.
$10 at the door / Free food and drink from Flying Dog Brewery! Barrelhouse Issues available for $5!
You get to arm wrestle a Roller Derby Girl!! IF YOU DARE!
To celebrate Roller Derby, a protofeminist wave of bone crushing awesomeness, we bring you a night of amazing roller derby themed stories and poems and one gigantic Roller Derby mural, food eating, beer and wine drinking, DJ dancing, and (we hope) Barrelhouse buying.
Friday, July 25, 6-10 pm (Come by after work!)
Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC, 20008
Hillyer Court is an alleyway courtyard with two entrances from 21st Street and from Florida Avenue. The courtyard is bound by Florida Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue, R Street, 21st Street, and Q Street. Our building within Hillyer Court is located directly behind the Cosmos Club and the Phillips Collection; it is a two-floor grayish-blue brick building.
At some point soon, I hope to sit down and chat with the guys from Barrelhouse and post it as an interview. But I'm going to be off for the next week, so I won't be at the launch party. In my absence Abdul will post, and Charlie will post, and I'll try to check in. But I'm going to a cabin like the one in Evil Dead. I'm not sure how the "connection" will be. Until next time...