Thursday, August 4, 2016

Spotlight on Literary Events: August 2016



Sunday, August 7th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815

Come for a poetry reading by several writers who have participated in the Mariposa Poetry Retreat. Readers include founder Maritza Rivera, Yvette Neisser Moreno, Cliff Lynn, Sue Scheid, Sid Gold, Cyd Fulton, and Michael Davis. Admission is free and the reading will be followed by a reception.

Sunday, August 7th, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Busboys and Poets, 14th & V
2021 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Hosted by Regie Cabico and Danielle Evennou, *Sparkle* Queer Open Mic is a reading series focused on the work of LGBT poets. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door and cost $5.00 apiece.

Friday, August 12th, 11:00 pm – 1:00 am
Busboys and Poets, 14th & V
2021 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Join Busboys and Poets for the 11th Hour Poetry Slam, which offers an opportunity for poetry lovers to enjoy the competitive art of late night performance poetry with the audience choosing the winner. Tickets cost $5.00 and can be bought online or at the door.

Sunday, August 14th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815

Share your work at the Poetry and Prose Open Mic night before enjoying the chance to mingle with other writers and literary enthusiasts at the post-reading reception. Sign-up for readers begins at 1:30 pm. This event is free.

Monday, August 15th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815

The Word Works, in collaboration with The Writer’s Center and the DC-Area Literary Translators Network (DC-ALT), will feature poet/translator Nancy Naomi Carlson and Jesse Lee Kercheval, who will be introduced by poet/translator Katherine E. Young. Café Muse opens at 7 pm with refreshments and classical guitar by Michael Davis; readings begin at 7:30 pm. Attending poets are invited to participate in an open reading that concludes the Café Muse Program. The sign-up sheet will be available starting at 7:00 pm and admission is free.

Friday, August 19th, 9:00 – 11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets, Brookland
625 Monroe St. NE
Washington, DC 20017

From freshmen to graduate students, College Open Mic is a chance for mic rookies, musicians, comedians, and other talents to share their voices in an enthusiastic and diverse environment. A great alternative to the college nightlife, Open Mic Night is held every third Friday of the month. This event is open to all.

Saturday, August 20th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Busboys and Poets, 5th & K
1025 5th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

A chance for middle and high school students to share their art in a supportive environment, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that is youth-focused and youth-led. Tickets are $5.00 a piece and can be bought online or at the door.

Saturday, August 20th, 8:00 pm
Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

Are you a wealth of seemingly useless information that you’re dying to share? Then join Politics and Prose for trivia night. Beer and wine will be available but all ages are welcome. Signup starts at 7:00 pm in the Den; trivia begins at 8:00 pm upstairs. This event is free.

Sunday, August 21st, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815

Join us as The Writer’s Center presents a reading by writers published in Little Patuxent Review. Readers include Steven Leyva, Emily Rich, Lisa Lynn Biggar, Jen Grow, Jospeh Ross, and Desiree Magney. This event is free and will be followed by a reception.

Friday, August 26th, 11:00 pm – 1:00 am
Busboys and Poets, 5th & K
1025 5th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Enjoy a night of poetry, songs, short skits, and jokes presented through American Sign Language. Eat, drink, socialize and practice sign language all in one go. Tickets can be bought at the door or online and cost $5.

Saturday, August 27th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Petworth-Walters,
The Twisted Horn, and
Upshur Books

Join The Writer’s Center as we team up with Barrelhouse to present the DC Literary Pub Crawl! Created as a way to bring contemporary and engaging literary voices into the community, this event will feature nine talented literary voices and help to foster a sense of artistic excellence and community. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 day-of. Books from all readers will be available for purchase at Upshur Street Books after the reading.

Sunday, August 28th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Northeast Library
330 7th St. NE
Washington, DC 20002

Join the Northeast Library for an afternoon dedicated to celebrating summer reading achievements. With games, snacks, prizes, music, and more this is block party you don’t want to miss. Open to all ages, this event is free.

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