Behind the Scenes of Daingerfield Island

John Adam Wasowicz, author of Daingerfield Island, recently revealed to The Connection that a beloved character had a different fate in an earlier draft of the book.

[Reading Daingerfield Island now? ! SPOILER AHEAD !]

David Reece was initially destined to die, but early readers of the novel had objected to his death so much that Wasowicz says he rewrote the scene and saved him. Wasowicz now calls Reece a “principal player” in the upcoming sequel to the thriller.

Read more at The Connection.

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Kathi Wolfe Recently Featured in the New York Times

Kathi Wolfe’s poems “Memento Mori” and “Slow News Day in July” were recently featured in the New York Times opinion piece “Poetry Is a Way of Being in the World That Wasn’t Made for Us” by Jennifer Bartlett. Congratulations, Kathi!

Kathi Wolfe is the author of The Uppity Blind Girl Poems, the 2013 winner of the Stonewall Chapbook Competition. Kathi is also a contributor to the Washington Blade.

Doritt Carroll Appearance with Geraldine Connolly

Doritt Carroll (Sorry You Are Not An Instant Winner, GLTTL STP) will be appearing with poet Geraldine Connolly (Aileron, The Red Room) at the Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) on October 3rd for a signing.

! SAVE THE DATE !

Poetry & Conversation: Geraldine Connolly & Doritt Carroll
Wednesday, October 3
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH)
415 Park Ave
Baltimore, MD

Open Call for Submissions – Wicked Woman Book Prize Competition

The Charlene Kushner Wicked Woman Book Prize is now open for submissions.

The WWBP is looking for book-length poetry collections thematically connected by the “wicked woman” theme. Both “wicked” and “woman” can be interpreted in many ways; poet’s choice.

The judge for this inaugural competition is noted poet, Rose Solari.  Competition closes January 1, 2019.

Learn more here, or head straight to Submittable to submit.

Charlene Kushner Wicked Woman Poetry Prize

Brickhouse Books announces the Charlene Kushner Wicked Woman Poetry Prize!

We are looking for a full-length (42-64 pp.) poetry manuscript about a woman (or women) who challenged expectations or broke the mold.  Our judge is noted poet, Rose Solari.  The prize is publication plus $250. The contest opens for submissions in September.

Rose Solari is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, The Last Girl, Orpheus in the Park, and Difficult Weather; the one-act play, Looking for Guenevere; and a novel, A Secret Woman. She has lectured and taught writing workshops at many institutions, including the University of Maryland, College Park; St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland; Arizona State University, Tempe; and The Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Oxford in England. Her awards include the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets’ University Prize, The Columbia Book Award, and an EMMA award for excellence in journalism. She is currently at work on a second novel.

Roughly Speaking Podcast Features Dolores C. Peck

Roughly Speaking, hosted by Dan Rodricks, recently featured author and honorary BHB family member, Dolores C. Peck. Peck discussed her newly released memoir, A Gifted Life Cut Short: The Jeffrey Peck Story, and the circumstances that led her to tell her son’s important story. You can listen to the podcast at baltimoresun.com. A Gifted Life Cut Short: The Jeffrey Peck Story is available in paperback through Amazon.