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July 2021

Old Town Books and Readings on the Pike Present: Prompts in the Park! (in-person event)

July 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Old Town Books, 130 South Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States

Event description:

Bring a notebook and pencil and join us for a fun and productive morning of coffee, treats, and writing in the sun!

About this event

Featuring prompt stations with a roster of amazing local presses:

  • Barrelhouse
  • Alan Squire Publishing
  • Mason Jar Press
  • Fear No Lit
  • Washington Writers’ Publishing House
  • The Writer’s Center
  • Community Building Art Works
  • Riot In Your Throat

When: Saturday, July 17th at 10AM

Where: Meet at Old Town Books – 130 S Royal Street. We will walk from there to Waterfront Park at the base of King Street. We’ll loop back around to Old Town Books at the end for more conversation and treats.

Cost: FREE!


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August 2021


Katherine E. Young to Read at Smith College (virtual)

August 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Katherine E. Young will read her poetry as part of an upcoming alum reading presented by the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center at Smith College.

Karen Poppy, Jamaica Baldwin, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Joan Kwon Glass, Laura Passin, Anne Harding Woodworth, and Nancy Meneely will join her.

Register here: https://smith.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9BLtreY2QS2nvcafuh99bg?fbclid=IwAR0yozfnlAlkcBeBo8UldT3V6VpUipUZQiGH1a_6rF6Dx8-HZhzQyerPVFk

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Katherine E Young will Read for PEN Women in Translation Month Reading Series (virtual)

August 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Katherine E Young, translator of Russian-language poet, Anna Starobinets, will read alongside Starobinets as part of PEN’s Woman in Translation Reading Series.


From the website:

“August is here, and it’s time to celebrate Women in Translation (#WiT) Month again! This reading series was initiated by blogger Meytal Radzinski in 2014 to raise awareness of translated literature by women, queer, and nonbinary authors, and promote gender and cultural diversity in literary publishing. This year, our virtual reading series will gather voices from across time zones for an international celebration!

Organized under the support of the PEN America Translation Committee, these events will bring together a total of 15 translators, joined by their authors, working in 12 languages from across the world, including Cameroon French, Canadian French, Chinese, Czech, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. The reading will be followed by a brief Q&A discussion, time-permitting. We hope you’ll join us for these one-of-a-kind bilingual readings!”

Register here: https://pen-america-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bDo69sN1QCylqcJM5Dpd2Q

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September 2021


Litbalm Reading Series with Rose Solari (virtual)

September 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Join Rose Solari for a reading presented by Litbalm Reading Series.

LIT BALM is a biweekly interactive livestream reading series brought to you by Marc Vincenz of MadHat and New American Writing (Magazine), Jonathan Penton of Unlikely Stories Mark V and Unlikely Books, and Cassandra Atherton of Westerly Magazine. Every other Saturday at 5:00 pm East Coast time expect great writing, panels, open mic, and you!

Find more info here: https://litbalm.org/

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Black Ink Literary Festival Featuring Reuben Jackson (in-person)

September 25, 2021 @ 10:45 am
Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Outreach and Innovation Library, 2726 Border Road
Chesapeake, VA 23324 United States

Reuben Jackson is the featured poet at Chesapeake Public Library’s upcoming Black Ink Literary Festival.

From the website:

Listen to music and poetry, take a writing workshop, or find a new author at our third annual outdoor festival highlighting local authors, poets, and musicians of color.

Much of this event will take place outdoors.

More here: https://www.visitchesapeake.com/event/black-ink%3A-litfest-chesapeake/10020/

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October 2021


Reuben Jackson Reads from THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE (virtual)

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, Poets vs The Pandemic will present readings from the anthology, This is What America Looks Like. The program will being at 7:00 pm (EDT).

Register using the form at the bottom of this page: https://sites.google.com/view/cafe-muse-events/home?fbclid=IwAR0kzCaW_l8R_lxr8PddfW7B3jzqOEQtg5sgz7eF-bRJ0ZfEh94TWEGfYhI

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November 2021


Katherine E. Young and Jessica Cuello Read for Cafe Muse (virtual)

November 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

On Monday, November 1, 2021, Café Muse will present Katherine E. Young and Jessica Cuello. from 7:30pm – 8:30pm (ET). The chatroom opens at 7pm and features Classical guitar, played by Michael C. Davis and set to a photo slideshow.

Register at the bottom of the page here: https://sites.google.com/view/cafe-muse-events/home?fbclid=IwAR0kzCaW_l8R_lxr8PddfW7B3jzqOEQtg5sgz7eF-bRJ0ZfEh94TWEGfYhI

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IAWA presents Grace Cavalieri & Rosemarie Dombrowski (virtual)

November 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm


The Italian American Writers Association presents Maryland PL Grace Cavalieri and Arizona PL Rosemarie Dombrowski. Open-mic to open the show at 6pm sharp

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January 2022


Craft Chat with Novelist Dave Housley (virtual)

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

From the website:

The Writer’s Center presents a FREE virtual chat about the craft of fiction! We’re joined by Dave Housley to discuss his new novel, The Other Ones. Dave is in conversation with Tara Campbell, author and Vice-Chair of The Writer’s Center Board of Directors.

Register HERE

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February 2022


Reuben Jackson Live on Marvine Gaye’s “What’s Going On” (virtual)

February 2 @ 7:00 pm

Fifty years after its release, vocalist/composer Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, an extended work addressing societal (and personal) challenges, has grown more pertinent and haunting with age. Jazz archivist and poet Reuben Jackson shares tracks from and discusses this riveting recording.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2waVvJBuT5OPyq6KKRoi1Q

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Dave Housley Readings on the Pike

Dave Housley at Readings on the Pike (virtual)

February 10 @ 7:00 pm

Dave Housley will read from his new novel, “The Other Ones,” in the February edition of Readings on the Pike, a monthly virtual reading series.

Check here for further information and to sign up: https://www.facebook.com/groups/285878148678503 (will be updated closer to event)

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Book Launch: THE OTHER ONES by Dave Housley and SUBTEXTS by Dan Brady (virtual)

February 17 @ 7:00 pm


Join us for the launch of two incredible new books! Dave Housley’s THE OTHER ONES and Dan Brady’s SUBTEXTS!

About this event

What would you do if a group of your fellow office workers won the lottery? The Other Ones tracks the actions and reactions of multiple characters in the wake of this cataclysmic event, tracing the effect it has on them, for good and bad, over the following year. Some dig in, some quit, some go more than a little crazy. One commits suicide by jumping off the roof of the office, then returns as a ghost to haunt the winners. Funny, tragic, and real, The Other Ones shines a light on our contemporary relationships to money, work, and one another.

Dan Brady’s Subtexts is a collection that uncovers the language within language and examines how layers of meaning add and subtract from each other. In an innovative form, Brady uses erasure poetry to create something new entirely. The poems here concern themselves with history, politics, the environment, our ability and failure to communicate, and more. Experimental while still accessible, Brady’s erasure poetry finds the freedom to say all that there is to say—and reveals even that which is left unsaid.

Join Alan Squire Publishing and moderator Rose Solari in a night of celebration of the written word!

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Rose Solari at Day Eight Conference (virtual)

February 26

Rose Solari will be a panelist at the Day Eight annual literary conference. The theme this year is literary reviewing. Details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-arts-journalism-conference-the-crisis-in-book-review-tickets-210042602077https://dayeight.org/

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March 2022

Saida Agostini Reads for Next Year’s Words (virtual)

March 16 @ 7:30 pm

“The march of history, the march toward history, the march toward love and its mysteries— these are the concerns of our electrifying March poets Saida Agostini, Nathan McClain, and Tina Barry.   Join us Wednesday!”

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdOyrrDguGdcUn3kKQtcwZIGg2uF_rC7S?utm_source=Next%20Year%27s%20Words:%20A%20New%20Paltz%20Reader%27s%20Forum&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7b1fc8c8d9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_03_10_05_52&utm_term=0_0e2c2e4daf-7b1fc8c8d9-375263678

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ASP at AWP: Booth 762 in the Bookfair at AWP 2022 in Philadelphia (live + virtual)

March 23 - March 26
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States

ASP at AWP: We’ll be at Booth 762 in the Bookfair at AWP 2022 in Philadelphia!

Come out and see the team, fraternize, enjoy some complementary complements

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