Adrian Koesters’ October Appearances: Panel Presentation and Readings

Adrian Koesters (Three Days with the Long Moon, Many Parishes) will appear as part of the combined panel and reading “Poetry in Print: The Poetry Book and the Publishing Process” at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on October 5th. If you miss that reading, or you just can’t get enough of her extraordinary poetry, worry not! She’ll also appear for a reading later that night at Francie and Finch Booksellers in Lincoln, and later that week at the Book Worm in Omaha.


Thursday, October 5th, 11am
“Poetry in Print: The Poetry Book and the Publishing Process”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Andrews Hall, Bailey Library
625 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588

Thursday, October 5th, 6pm
Francie and Finch Booksellers
130 S. 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

Saturday, October 7th, 1pm
The Book Worm
Loveland Centre
90th & Center Streets
2501 South 90th Street, Suite 111
Omaha, NE 68124


More Tour Dates for John Adam Wasowicz and Daingerfield Island

John Adam Wasowicz continues his incredible book tour for his mystery/thriller, Daingerfield Island, at these exciting locations!


Saturday, September 30th, 11am-1pm
St. Paul Authors’ Fair
St. Paul UMC
750 Norland Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Saturday, October 7th, 11am-1pm
Main Street Books
126 S. Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036

Friday, November 24th, All Day
Principle Art Gallery
208 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Saturday, November 25th, All Day
Principle Art Gallery
208 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Thursday, December 7th, Evening (Time TBA)
New England Mobile Book Fair
241 Needham Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

For all current tour dates and more BrickHouse Books Events, visits our Events page!

Event: Two Authors, Two Novels, One Bookshop!

We are happy to announce an exciting BrickHouse Books event in November! Join us at the Ivy Bookshop for dual readings from authors John C. McLucas (Dialogues on the Beach) and John Adam Wasowicz (Daingerfield Island)!

Cover for DIALOGUES ON THE BEACH, a novel by John C. McLucas. A painting by artist Minas Konsolas on the cover: an empty boardwalk bench overlooks an empty Rehoboth beach. Cover for DAINGERFIELD ISLAND by John Adam Wasowicz. A stylistic illustration: Silhouetted against water is a floating body, presumably dead. The deceased wears a dress and a distinct necklace, the latter of which is not in silhouette.


Tuesday, November 7th, 7pm

The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209

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The Baltimore Book Festival: Clarinda Harriss, the Ivy Bookshop, CityLit, and more!

This weekend, Baltimore celebrates all things literature with the annual Baltimore Book Festival, held in the Inner Harbor.

BrickHouse Books’ Director and Editor-in-Chief, Clarinda Harriss, will read from The White Rail on Sunday, September 24th at 4:30pm. She will appear at the Inner Harbor Stage (by the Visitor Center) as part of the Lit & Art Reading Series.

While you’re there, stop by one of BHB’s favorite haunts, the Ivy Bookshop! The Ivy Bookshop is the official bookseller for the festival, and is a beloved independent retailer for many BHB titles.

If you’re looking to grow as a writer, learn more about the intersection of social activism and the literary arts, or just listen to great music and poetry, head to the CityLit Project stage! This year’s lineup is incredible!

With so many great events and exhibitors, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. We’ll see you there!

Upcoming Reading with BHB Poet William Rivera

Poet William Rivera (Buried in the Mind’s Backyard, BrickHouse Books, 2011) will be joining poet Elisavietta Ritchie (Reflections: Poems on Paintings) at the Kensington Row Bookshop for a reading.


Wednesday, June 28th @ 7pm
Kensington Row Bookshop
3786 Howard Ave
Kensington, MD

See you there!

Readings and Release Party for Doritt Carroll’s New Book

Doritt Carroll, BrickHouse Books’ Poetry Editor, released Sorry You Are Not an Instant Winner via Kattywompus Press.


Listen to Carroll herself read selections from this jovial collection, and join her for the release party in September!


Third Saturday Reading Event
June 17th, 2pm – 4pm
Robert Harper Books
6216 Rhode Island Ave.
Riverdale Park, MD 20737

Georgetown Library – Date TBA!


September 28, Time TBA
The Barking Dog
4723 Elm St.
Bethesda, MD 20814

For more information on Doritt Carroll and her work, visit

Summer Events

Summer is the season for festivals and we have some great events coming up! Please see below for a quick summary or check our Events calendar for a more extensive list.


Painting by Zsudayka Nzinga. For more, see her online gallery at

July 8 (6-9pm) – Zed’s Cafe July Open Mic – Featuring two husband and wife duos, poets Teri Cross Davis and Hayes Davis and artists Zsudayka Nzinga and James Terrell. Enjoy readings by the poets and live painting by the artists in this cozy Silver Spring cafe. Don’t forget to bring your own work to share after the reading! For more information, see the event’s Facebook page or the Zed’s Cafe website.

July 23 (1:30-3:30 pm) – A Poetry Extravaganza – Poems will be read by a diverse spectrum of poets at George Washington University’s Estelle & Melvin Gelman Library. There will also be a music demonstration “On Synchronization Of Poetry Imagery”by Wing-chi Chan. The event will be followed by a reception. For more information, see our Events Calendar.

August 4 (7-9pm) – Cracks in the Road – An open mic for people of color & allies responding to recent acts by law enforcement. Read your own work or the work of others, sing, or support by listening. Sign up begins at 6:30 pm. Co-hosted by Regie Cabico, Doritt Carroll, and Teri Cross Davis.

August 5 (6-9pm) – Zed’s August Open Mic – This month’s open mic will feature Kathi Wolfe as the opening reader and former featured reader Cort (CL) Bledsoe as an MC. Bring some of your own work to read after the features or just stop by and listen.