Lori Jakiela, winner of the 2020-21 Wicked Woman Poetry Prize, will do a virtual reading from How Do You Like It Now, Gentlemen? this Wednesday, October 13 at noon Eastern. The event is hosted by the Arts Club of Washington and is free and open to the public via Zoom. Register to get the Zoom link at ArtsClubOfWashington.org. A Q&A session with the poet will follow the reading.
The winner of the 2021 Wicked Woman Poetry Prize, Lori Jakiela, will be in conversation with WW judge Nancy Naomi Carlson on Thursday, October 14. Jakiela will do a reading from her WW-winning poetry chapbook, How Do You Like It Now, Gentlemen?
The event will be hosted by Brickhouse Books in partnership with the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Registration is encouraged, but not required. The event is free to the public. You can learn more about how to join and stream this event on the Library’s website.
Save the Date!
Thursday, October 14
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Join Brickhouse Books and author John C. McLucas for a virtual reading and happy hour to celebrate the launch of Spirit’s Tether! Bring your own beverage for a toast; John’s reading will provide the bubbles.
Monday, March 15
5:00 – 5:40 PM Eastern
Event to be held via Zoom; RSVP with a valid email address below to receive your link. You will receive a reminder half an hour before show time.
RSVP no later than Saturday, March 13 to ensure that we have your email address ready to send the link.
Save the Dates!
October 20, 2020 | Noon
The Arts Club of Baltimore
October 21, 2020 | 6:30 pm
Pratt Library Reading
October 22, 2020 | 7:00 pm
U. Pitt Johnstown, Fall Reading Series
October 26, 2020 | 7:00 pm
November 1, 2020 | 3:00 pm
Evil Grin Reading Series
November 6, 2020 | 7:00 pm
White Whale Bookstore
Squillante’s Mostly Human was the 2019-20 winner of the Wicked Woman Poetry Prize. (See here for details on this year’s competition.)
John Adam Wasowicz adds another case to attorney Mo Katz’s files with Slaters Lane. This latest mystery from the author of Daingerfield Island and Jones Point puts Wasowicz’s Katz in the midst of an investigation that’s been complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Katz also deals with the virus as it relates to his biracial identity and his family.
Wasowicz will be signing copies of Slaters Lane at Harambee Books & Artwork in Alexandria, Virginia on August 29th. Wasowicz will maintain appropriate social distance and wear a mask and gloves while signing copies of the book at the store’s entrance from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. A portion of the author’s proceeds will be donated to front-line COVID-19 workers in Alexandria.
In an interview with Alexandria Living Magazine, Wasowicz expressed gratitude toward his hosts: “Harambee Books is rich in Black heritage and I’m privileged that they want to host a pre-release event.”
Read more about Slaters Lane and this event at Alexandria Living Magazine.
Slaters Lane Signing Event with John Adam Wasowicz
Harambee Books & Artwork
August 29th, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
John Adam Wasowicz, author of Jones Point, and Derek McGinty, veteran news anchor and voice of the Jones Point audiobook, will appear live for a virtual event hosted by One More Page Books and radio station WPFW. Wasowicz and McGinty will talk about the production of the Jones Point audiobook, while actors from Avant Bard will talk about the role of actors in audiobook creation. Those who purchase the book during the event will receive a free audio book. All proceeds from the event will go toward supporting the radio, theatre, and the bookstore.
Mark your calendars for:
April 1, 7 – 8 pm
Stream at WPFW FM
BrickHouse Books is delighted to announce that Sheila Squillante has won the 2020 Wicked Woman Prize for her manuscript, Mostly Human. A book release and two readings are scheduled, one at the Arts Club of Washington and one at the Pratt Library in Baltimore, which will feature contest judge Katherine Young. Congratulations Sheila!
Kathi Wolfe will appear at Zed’s in Silver Spring, Maryland this Friday to read selections from Love and Kumquats.
Friday, March 6 at 6pm
8225 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
Carrie Conners, author of Luscious Struggle, will be appearing at the 43rd Annual Appalachian Studies Conference at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Carrie will be presenting on the panel “Appalachian Understories, Diversity and Resilience: Readings from the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Karen Spears Zacharias Volume XI” on March 13th at 3:30pm. To learn more about the conference, visit the Appalachian Studies Association’s website
Jones Point author John Adam Wasowicz (left) and Hampden-Sidney professor Shirley Kagan say hello from the Edgar Allen Poe Birthday Bash at the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia. Wasowicz and Kagan were both featured guests of the bash. Wasowicz hosted a “Mo and Poe” talk, which celebrated both the release of his latest Elmo Katz novel and the fictional detective who launched the American detective fiction genre, Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin. A big thanks to all who came out and joined the fun!