Monday, February 28, 2011

Marching Forward at The Writer's Center

A late post today. March is going to be a busy month. Our Publications & Communications Coordinator & in-house graphic designer, Maureen Punte, is laying out the Summer issue of the Workshop & Event Guide. Look for it by the end of the month. We'll also be posting all summer workshops by then. We're especially pleased to announce that we're expanding our offerings to Rockville AND to Annapolis. Good stuff all around.

But we have plenty of workshops coming up this month as well, including Zahara Heckscher's Writers' Staycation (look for her piece about it on Tuesday at First Person Plural),Shannon O'Neill's How2 Find a Literary Agent, the Songwriters' Woodshed with Cathy Fink, and much more. Find All March workshops here.


Plenty of events this month, too. On Friday, March 4th--yes, that's THIS Friday--we kick off our Story/Stereo events for 2011. Emerging Writer Fellowship recipients Matthew Pitt (Pitt's leading a one-day fiction workshop) (Attention Please Now) and James Hannaham (God Says No) will read. Musical guest is The Caribbean, and they're releasing a new album called "Discontinued Perfume." It's getting great reviews, like this one at Pitchfork.

Feel free to visit our recently retooled Story/Stereo Facebook page, Like it, and share it with others.

Also on tap this month: Our Open Door Readings

Sun, March 6, 2:00 PM
Kim Kupperman reads from her recent collection of essays, I Just Lately Started Buying Wings. She is joined by poet J.H. Beall, who reads from Republic. Register for this free event here.

Sunday, March 13, 2:00 P.M
Poetry publication reading with visiting author Jeanne Marie Beaumont, who reads from Burning of the Three Fires, and Michele Wolf, reading from Immersion. Register for this free event here.

Sunday, March 20, 2:00 P.M.
Join editor Joelle Biele in a reading from the recently published Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence. Readers will include Dana Gioia, Sandra Beasley, David Gewanter, and others to be announced. Register for this free event here.

Sunday, March 27, 2:00 P.M.
Terese Svoboda reads from her latest novel, Pirate Talk or Mermalade. She is joined by Jane Satterfield, whose most recent book is a memoir, Daughter of Empire. Register for this free event here.

On the publications front, we've got a couple news items to share. First, member Elisabeth Murawski, who recently wrote for First Person Plural, and her poem, “Emma Hardy Speaks from the Grave,” has won Shenandoah’s Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia poets. It will appear on Shenandoah's Web site soon. Congratulations, Elisabeth.

New member Amin Ahmad, who recently moved here from Boston, has a new story, "A Taste of Revolution," in the New England Review.

And finally, board member Ann McLaughlin has a new book coming out this May. A Trial in Summer, it is called. She will be reading at The Writer's Center in May with one of her former students, Alan Orloff, who also has a new book coming out around then--Killer Routine.

For more details on Ann's book, visit her Web site.

Hope to see you around The Writer's Center here in March!


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