This has been a busy week in preparation for the 4th of July holiday and my upcoming trip to Denmark. Today I'll simply post our just-posted events calendar for September. The complete listing you can find at our Web site here. Mark your calendars!
LEESBURG FIRST FRIDAY
9/4/2009 [7:30 PM - 9:30 PM]
The Writer’s Center and the Town of Leesburg present “Getting Personal: Tips on Writing the Personal Essay and How to Market It” with Anne Cassidy. Visit her website at www.annecassidy.com.
Location: The Leesburg Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA.
Admission $6 ($4 for Writer’s Center members and residents of Leesburg).
9/12/2009 [12:00 PM - 3:00 PM]
Meet Writer’s Center workshop leaders, staff, and board members at our Open House. You’ll have an opportunity to meet individually with workshop leaders. We will post additional details on the program in our Web site and blog.
SUNDAY READING SERIES: POETRY WITH ELIZABETH REES, JAMIE BROWN, AND NEVA HERRINGTON
9/13/2009 [2:00 PM - 4:00 PM]
Elizabeth Rees reads from Now That We’re Here. She is joined by Jamie Brown, author of Conventional Heresies, and Neva Herrington, author of Her BMW and Other Poems.
EMERGING WRITERS’ SERIES (PART I): SUZANNE FRISCHKORN AND NEIL SMITH
9/18/2009 [7:30 PM - 9:30 PM]
Poet Suzanne Frischkorn reads her first full-length book, Lit Windowpane. She is joined by Neil Smith, who reads from Bang Crunch, his debut collection of short. With a special musical guest to be announced
MY DIVA: 65 GAY MEN AND THE WOMEN WHO INSPIRE THEM
9/20/2009 [2:00 PM - 4:00 PM]
Join Michael Montlack, the editor of My Diva: 65 Gay Men and The Women Who Inspire Them, as he and selected authors published in this anthology read their essays. At the Writer’s Center event, readers will be David Bergman on Lotta Lenya; RJ Gibson on Annie Lennox; John Dimes on Bjork; Allen Smith on Jessica Lange; Bill Fogle on Julia Child; and Michael Montlack on Stevie Nicks.
AN EVENING WITH JAMES ELLROY, THE “DEMON DOG” OF AMERICAN LITERATURE
9/26/2009 [7:30 PM - 9:30 PM]
Novelist James Ellroy, author of L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia, will read from his most recent novel, Blood’s a Rover. This event is part of George Mason University’s Fall for the Book Festival
9/27/2009 [2:00 PM - 4:00 PM]
Poetry and Prose Open Mic. Sign-up begins at 1:30 P.M.