Carrie Conners Presenting on Panel on March 13

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

Local Poetry Reading at Kensington Row Bookshop

Our friends at the Kensington Row Bookshop are holding a poetry reading with poets David Ebenbach and Dana Roeser. Join them this Wednesday for this free event!

Wednesday, February 26, 7pm
Kensington Row Bookshop
3786 Howard Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

Event Arranged by Judith McCombs; M.C. Mary Sesso

Featuring David Ebenbach (davidebenbach.com) and Dana Roeser (danaroeser.com).

Love and Kumquats in The South Carolina Review

A scholarly review of Kathi Wolfe’s recent BrickHouse Books release, Love and Kumquats, was recently published in the Spring 2020 issue of The South Carolina Review.

“Toward a Queer/Blind Poetics: Kathi Wolfe’s Love and Kumquats” by Preston Taylor Stone is available through Clemson University’s English department or via a subscription at your local library or academic institution.  You can also download a copy of the review below.


Preston Taylor Stone, “Toward a Queer/Blind Poetics: Kathi Wolfe’s Love and Kumquats” in The South Carolina Review, Volume 52.2, Spring 2020, pages 141-143, https://blogs.clemson.edu/southcarolinareview/2020/02/20/the-south-carolina-review-volume-52-2-spring-2019/.

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Hello from Mo and Poe!

John Adam Wasowicz (left) and Shirley Kagan (right).

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!

John Adam Wasowicz – February and March Tour Dates

John Adam Wasowicz’s tour for Jones Point continues in the Mid-Atlantic states!  Catch up on attorney Elmo Katz’s latest case by grabbing your signed copy of Jones Point at one of these stops:
February 1  – Scrawl Books in Reston, VA
February 8 – Book People in Richmond, VA
February 22 – Barnes & Noble in Rockville, MD
March 14 – Barnes & Noble in Philadelphia, PA

Wasowicz at the Poe Birthday Bash January 18

John Adam Wasowicz will appear at the Poe Birthday Bash at the Edgar Allen Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia on January 18th. John will be giving a “Mo ‘n’ Poe” book talk on Mo Katz, the featured sleuthing attorney in Jones Point, and Edgar Allen Poe, the grandfather of the American detective story.

Visit the Birthday Bash event page for tickets to the bash and more information on the festivities.