Announcing the Winner of the Wicked Woman Book Prize

Brickhouse Books is proud to announce that Linda Quinlan has won the Charlene Kushner Wicked Woman Book Prize for her manuscript Chelsea Creek.  Judge Rose Solari lauded the manuscript for its “beautifully controlled but deeply felt elegiac tone.”  We look forward to publishing this work, and hope to make it available in September.

Other finalists were Rasma Haidri for Blue Like Apples and Alex Stolis for The Knife Thrower’s Wife.  Thank you to all who submitted and gave us the chance to read their work.

An award ceremony and reading from Chelsea Creek will take place at the Arts Club of Washington on September 12th.

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Katherine E. Young at the Arts Club of Washington

Katherine E. Young, poet laureate of Arlington, VA and NEA translation fellow, will be appearing at the Arts Club of Washington on January 31st for a reading as part of the Club’s First Poetry Lunch. For tickets and more information, visit the Arts Club of Washington.

Adrian Koesters on Union Square

Fiction Writers Review recently interviewed BHB poet Adrian Koesters about her new release Union Square (Apprentice House Press), a novel set in 1950s Baltimore. Koesters talks about her own connections to Baltimore, and how she approached the various intersectional themes that arise in the novel.

Read the review in full at Fiction Writers Review.

Congratulations on the new release, Adrian!

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.

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.