Muse Literary Series
Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South
Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD. 7:00 pm Mondays with open
readings after featured readers. Free. Henry Crawford, Rocky Delaplaine, Gwenn Gebhard, & Susan Okie host. Michael Davis plays
2/2---Poets David Keplinger & Bill Yarrow
3/2---Poets Le Hinton & Susan Sonde
4/6 ---Poets Kim Roberts & Gary Stein
Iota Poetry Series
Iota Bar and Restaurant,
2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia at 6
pm. Open readings follow. Admission free. Miles David Moore hosts. For
more information, call 703-522-8340 or 703-256-9275.
Feb 8: Katherine Smith & Anne Harding Woodworth
Mar 8: Teri Cross Davis & Michael Lauchlan
Apr 12: Nancy Allinson & Anne Becker
Events & Beltway Literary Calendar
WORD WORKS ANNOUNCES
2014 WASHINGTON PRIZE WINNER
Jamison Crabtree of Las Vegas, NV, won the 2014 Washington for his experimental manuscript rel[am]ent. A first book for Crabtree, it will be launched at the AWP Bookfair in April. See the Washington Prize news release for more information
For information about the Washington Prize (now accepting submissions) and 2015 submission guidelines, click here.
LISA SEWELL: FIRST TENTH GATE WINNER
Lisa Sewell of Philadelphia, PA, won the 2014 Tenth Gate Prize for her manuscript Impossible Object. Impossible Object is Sewell's fourth poetry collection, following the chapbook Long Corridor (Seven Kitchens Press, 2009), and full-length collections Name Withheld (Four Way Books, 2006) and The Way Out (Alice James Books, 1998).
For more information and submission guidelines, click here.
SOPHICLES TRANSLATED BY KEYNE CHESHIRE
Keyne Cheshire of Davidson, NC, has reinvented Sophocles' The Women of Trachis, turning this Greek tragedy into an American cowboy drama, retitled as Murder at Jagged Rock. Selected by the translation series editor Barbara Goldberg, this work will be published in the recently revitalized International Editions imprint and launched at the AWP Bookfair in 2015.
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W.T. PFEFFERIE WINS PUBLISHER'S CHOICE
My Coolest Shirt by W.T. Pfefferle was chosen from 99 submissions during the May Publisher's Choice Reading Period. It will be published in 2015 and launched at the AWP Bookfair.
Limited to manuscripts from Word Works authors and past finalists and semi-finalists of the Washington Prize, Pfefferie of Albuquerque, NM, was previously both a semi-finalist and a finalist of the Washington Prize.
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2014 HTCC WINNERS
Judge Michael Klein selected Barbara Louise Ungar's Immortal Medusa and Joseph Zealberg's Covalence from 41 nominated manuscripts sent to the 2014 Hilary Tham Capital Collection Competition. They will be published in the spring, 2015. Barbara Ungar of Saratoga, NY, is author of Charlotte Bronte: You Ruined My Life. For many years, she has served as reader of Washington Prize manuscripts. Joe Zealberg of Mount Pleasant, SC, is an active member of the South Carolina Poetry Society. This will be his first book. Congratulations to these fine poets! The books will be launched at the 2015 AWP Bookfair.
2013 WASHINGTON PRIZE BOOK, A BEST SELLER
The Word Works is pleased to announce that Molly Bashaw's book The Whole Field Still Moving Inside It has made the Small Press Distribution Best Seller List. In 2013, she won the Washington Prize for this work. Bashaw who lives in Germany where she is pursuing advanced studies help launch her book at the 2014 AWP Book Fair in Seattle, WA.
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