Friday, May 20, 2011

Story/Stereo Tonight, Gaithersburg Book Fest Tomorrow, Open Door Sunday

Story/Stereo is finally here! Tonight! 8p.m. at The Writer's Center. And it's FREE. The first 5 people through the door will get FREE Story/Stereo T-shirts. And for anyone who might be tweeting during the show, the hashtag is #storystereo.

Emerging Writer Fellows Susanna Lang (who's leading a one-day poetry workshop at TWC), Merrill Feitell, and musical guest The Cornel West Theory (watch their video on Monday's post). The host of the event will be none other than poet and author Sandra Beasley. Of course, as always, Chad Clark of Beauty Pill (along with Matt Byars one of the co-musical curators of Story/Stereo) will astound and amaze when he introduces The Cornel West Theory.

With this post we conclude Story/Stereo week. We'll resume with "regular" posts on Monday. Big thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts for believing in the Emerging Writer Fellowship program.

Now on to other matters. Below you'll see a couple writerly links to other events happening this weekend. But first...did I mention that Story/Stereo is tonight?

Some more goings on during this busy weekend (besides the end of the world):

Saturday, May 21: The Gaithersburg Book Festival, including many TWC authors giving workshops or readings, and Tayari Jones (author of Silver Sparrow), who was recently interviewed by writer Brandon Wicks at Art & Literature. Plus, there's a whole SLEW of amazing readings. I won't list them. But you can see them here.

Then on Sunday, May 22 (assuming we all get there) we have a very special Open Door Reading. Longtime TWC workshop leader and board member Ann Mclaughlin will be reading from her new novel, A Trial in Summmer (reviewed today in the Washington Independent Review of Books) with one of her former TWC students, Alan Orloff, whose latest novel is Killer Routine (A Last Laff Mystery). Alan, you may already know, was recently interviewed by Art Taylor for the May edition of The Writer's Center's podcast. When you click on the podcast, feel free to subscribe to it on iTunes (and spread the good word about!).

Have a great weekend. I'll pretty much be at all three events this weekend, so I hope to see some of you there. Give me a shout.


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