An Evening of Poetry, Art, and Music

On February 22, 2017,  Kensington Row Bookshop will host a free evening of poetry, art, and music led by the talented poet-musician, Wing-Chi Chan.  Chan’s poems will be read by Curt Hansen, and other attendees include Michelle Chung and Shelia Carter-Jones. The reading will begin at 7pm, and an open session will follow the main event.

The Latest from an ‘Uppity’ Girl

“The Uppity Blind Girl Poems” author, Kathi Wolfe gives readers a taste of her views on politics in this new article by the Washington Blade. Make sure to be on the lookout for a quote by the wonderful Clarinda Harriss at the end!

An “Uppity Girl” Takes a Stand

On January 21st, a familiar face will be joining the online branch of the Women’s March on Washington. Kathi Wolfe, author of the Stonewall Chapbook winning book “The Uppity Blind Girl Poems,” will, along with a range of others with disabilities, post their stance on Donald Trump’s Presidency.  The Online March on Washington  was created to enable those who can’t make the visit to D.C able to have their voices heard. And what better voice to be heard than one of our own?  The Online March will occur during Trump’s inauguration and is open for everyone with disabilities to participate.

BrickHouse Books Prose Editor to be Featured in “The Quiet Circle ” Literary Magazine

BrickHouse Books Prose Editor Charles Rammelkamp is adding a new notch to his belt with a featured poem in the flagship edition of the online literary magazine, “The Quiet Circle.”  Entitled “A Ghost of the Confederacy,” the poem can be found in it’s entirety in the link below on page 32. Enjoy!


Editing Tips for Writers of all Levels

“One last thing about good editing: It’s an act of friendship, not an act of hostility. Professional-level edits—the kind that would occur on the copy desks of major news magazines—make the writer look smarter. So if a skillful editor revises your work, be grateful, never resentful.” – Bryan A. Garner

Here is the rest of this fantastic article about conversational writing styles and editing advice!



Be in the Know About Kensington Row

On Wednesday, September 28th, the Kensington Row Bookshop will play host to a poetry reading/open mic night.  Starting at 7pm, this event will feature the works of W. Luther Jett and Karran LaLonde Alenier.  Budding poets will have the chance to show off their talents following the official readings.  The reading will be free to the public.

A Very “Uppity” Birthday Celebration!

Save the date for September 23rd, because BhB’s very own “Uppity Blind Girl,” Kathi Wolfe, will be doing a poetry reading on her birthday!  She, along with fellow poet Micheal Davis are taking on the Poet Experience at Zu Cafe’ from 6:30 to 8:30pm. And make sure to bring some compositions of your own for the open mic portion of the evening. You won’t want to miss this incredible display of talent!

“Uppity Girl” Kathi Wolfe, Helen Keller, and hot dogs

“Uppity Blind Girl Poems” author Kathi Wolfe’s latest triumph comes in the form of a simple poem involving  an unlikely trio: Helen Keller, a hot dog, and love. This Stonebrook Chapbook Competition winner penned a memorable piece hailed as ” a poem filled with sex just as much as love,” Wolfe gives Keller a new life as someone other than the saintly disability advocate in her own unique way.

To get your own taste…here’s a review of “She Loved Hot Dogs So Much.”


Apple of Sodom named a “must-read”


Congratulations to BrickHouse Books author Mary Hoffman for the glowing review of her book Apple of Sodom! In the words of Rosemary Barkes, a reviewer with the Pen Woman Magazine, the book is “an educational, eye-opening, heart-wrenching and exciting peek into the lives of those who deviate from the norm” and “a must-read.” Click here to read the full review or here to purchase Apple of Sodom.