Muse Literary Series
Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South
Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD. 7:30 pm with open
readings after featured readers. Free. Michael
Davis plays classical guitar at most programs
starting at 7:00 pm.
Howard Norman and poet Terese Svodboda
Michele Wolf, Ellen Sazzman in a publication
reading of Proposing on the Brooklyn Bridge
Poets James Hopkins and Suzanne Rhodenbaugh
Iota Poetry Series
Iota Bar and Restaurant,
2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia at 6
pm. Open readings follow. Admission free. For
more information, call 703-522-8340 or 703-256-9275.
Anniversary Celebration featuring readers from
the previous season
10/12---Ivan Amato, Michael Gushue, Karen Schwarz
Haskins & Ruth Moon Kempher
Writers & Art Retreat
will take place October 10-18, 2003.
for news of upcoming publications and competitions.
Ron Mohring of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania,
has won the 2003 Washington Prize for his manuscript Survivable
World. Judges Karren Alenier, Jim Beall, Bernadette
Geyer, Cynthia Hoffman, and Ann Rayburn selected Mohring's
manuscript for its literary craft and its finesse in handling
difficult subject matter. Mohring has been published in
such magazines as Alaska Quarterly Review, Hanging Loose,
and Pivot. His chapbook Amateur Grief was selected
by Maureen Seaton for the Frank O'Hara Chapbook Award and
Grove Press published his chapbook Beneficence in
2002. He teaches at Bucknell University and serves as ssociate
editor of the literary magazine West Branch.
COLLABORATION WITH BELTWAY EZINE
The Word Works has received a grant from
the DC Humanities Council in a partner project with Beltway:
An On-line Poetry Quarterly edited by Kim Roberts. The grant
award supports a special issue of Beltway called "Memory
and Influence: The History of Poets in Washington, DC."
Local writers will write essays on such writers as Langston
Hughes, Sterling Brown, and Roland Flint who all lived in
the Washington, DC area. Publication of these essays on
Beltway is expected in October 2003. For more information,
or contact Kim at email@example.com.
PUBLICATION OF EIGHT PALE WOMEN
The Word Works proudly announces publication
of Eight Pale Women by James Hopkins in the 2003
Capital Collection series. He has been published in Potomac
Review, WordWrights!, Minimus and Frantic Egg. His chapbook
The Walnut Waits for Its Bees was published by Mica
Press in 1997. Walk with the poet through adventures in
India, Nepal and the countryside of Virginia.
PUBLICATION OF GILBERT AND GARBO IN
The Word Works proudly announces publication
of Gilbert and Garbo in Love by Christopher Conlon
in the 2003 Capital Collection series. Conlon, creator and
host of the Nora School Poetry Series, is author of What
There Is (Argonne House Press) and Saying Secrets:
American Stories (Writers Club Press). His poems, stories,
and articles have been published in such publications as:
The Washington Post, Poet Lore, Filmfax, and the Tennesee
Williams Annual Review. If you love film, this book tells
the story of the transition from the silent movies to the
talkies. Visit peacecorpswriters.org to read a review of this book.
PRIZE BOOK PUBLISHED
The Word Works is pleased to announce that
PHOENIX SUITES by Miles Waggener has been published
and distributed to all 2002 Washington Prize entrants. Photographs
by Matt Hamon printed on the cover make the book exceptionally
intriguing and graphicaly attractive. For Miles, the editor
of Prescott College's Alligator Juniper, this is
a first book.
The story of how Gertrude Stein Invents
A Jump Early On, an opera by poet Karren Alenier
and composer William Banfield, is featured on www.scene4.com.
This theater Ezine, which has 30,000 visitors per month,
will present additional essays about the development of
this opera in future issues.
To read a full report on what the opera
collaborators have accomplished since the last public workshop
presentation in New York City, visit groups.yahoo.com/group/gertrudesteinopera.
Find out more about this opera, Gertrude
Stein, and how you can participate in the development of
this new work at www.steinopera.com.
Special thanks to private contributors who are making Gertrude
Stein Invents A Jump Early On possible.
POINT CONTINUES AS RUNAWAY BEST SELLER
Congratulations to Fred Marchant,
the 1993 winner of the Washington Prize, for selling out
two print runs of his book TIPPING
POINT. The third print run is selling at a steady clip.
In June 2002,the Dedalus press of Dubline, Ireland, published
HOUSE ON WATER, HOUSE ON AIR, a new and selected collection
of Fred Marchant. This book includes 15 poems from TIPPING
The Word Works
The Writer's Center of Bethesda, Maryland, for supporting
this Web page.
In 2001, Janice Olson and DP Grafix redesigned this Web
page.The Word Works gratefully acknowledges the DC Commission
on the Arts & Humanities, and the National Endowment
for the Arts for funding assistance with this project.
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