Wicked Woman Release Event: Linda Quinlan

Brickhouse Books is proud to present Linda Quinlan, whose manuscript Chelsea Creek won the Wicked Woman Book Prize. Linda will receive her prize and read from her work at a luncheon at the Arts Club of Washington on September 12, 2019. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required at www.artsclubofwashington.org/events.

Linda Quinlan has been published in numerous literary journals, some of which include Pudding, New Orleans Review, Sinister Wisdom, and the North Carolina Literary Review. She was Poet of the Year in Wisconsin and had a play entitled When I Go to Sleep performed at the Players Theater in Waitsfield, Vermont. She lives with her partner in Montpelier, Vermont.


Doritt Carroll Appearance with Geraldine Connolly

Doritt Carroll (Sorry You Are Not An Instant Winner, GLTTL STP) will be appearing with poet Geraldine Connolly (Aileron, The Red Room) at the Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) on October 3rd for a signing.


Poetry & Conversation: Geraldine Connolly & Doritt Carroll
Wednesday, October 3
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH)
415 Park Ave
Baltimore, MD

July Events – Now With More Gin

There are only a few days left before the release party for John Adam Wasowicz’s Daingerfield Island at the New Columbia Distillers in Washington DC!  The perks of partying at a distillery?  One lucky guest will win their own bottle of Green Hat Gin!

Friday, July 14th, 6-8pm
New Columbia Distillers
1832 Fenwick St. NE
Washington DC 20002

Book vending by East City Bookshop.  $1 of every book purchase goes to the DC Central Kitchen.

John Adam Wasowicz will also be appearing at the Island Bookstore on July 26th.

Check out our Events page for more details and future events.

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 dorittcarroll.com.

Calling all Towson students!

Good morning, Baltimore!

Alright, so maybe it’s night time, but I’m in a great mood – why, you may be asking? Well, let me tell you!

As a Towson student myself, I’m pretty hyped about the upcoming reading we have going on on campus September 18th at 6:30 PM, at the College of Fine Arts building room 3150. A professor and writer I truly admire, Angela Pelster-Wiebe, is going to be reading, and it’s be pretty swell for any interested parties to come out and give her and her fellow speaker, Geoff Becker, some support. Angela will be reading from her book of essays titled Limber, while Geoff is expected to be reading some new material during his sabbatical presentation.

Geoff Becker is the author of of the novels Hot Springs (Tin House Books, 2010) and Bluestown (St. Martin’s Press, 1996), in addition to the story collections, Black Elvis (U. of Georgia Press, 2009) and Dangerous Men (U. of Pittsburgh Press, 1995). He holds many honors and awards in the literary community, amongst them being the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature, the Flannery O’Connor Prize for Short Fiction, and the Nelson Algren Award.

Angela Pelster-Wiebe received her B.Ed. from the University of Alberta and her Master of Fine Arts from the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Her children’s novel The Curious Adventures of India Sophia (River Books, 2005) won the Golden Eagle Children’s Choice award, and Limber (Sarabande Books), her collection of essays, came out earlier this year in April.

Check out the bolded bits for a time and place, and come out to rejuvenate your love for writing and join in the literary community right here in Baltimore County!

––Kate, BhB online editor