2017 Virginia Festival of the Book
Mar
22
Mar 26

2017 Virginia Festival of the Book

  • Charlottesville, VA

From the VA Festival of the Book Website:

The Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The 23rd Annual Festival will be held March 22-26, 2017.

Produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the largest of the 56 state (and territory) humanities councils, the Festival is a program of the Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past thirteen years. We have presented a captivating list of authors, ranging from international bestsellers to topical specialists to debut authors. An abbreviated list of past participants includes Rick Atkinson, Edward Ayers, David Baldacci, Maureen Corrigan, Edwidge Danticat, Kate DiCamillo, Rita Dove, Alan Furst, John Grisham, Jan Karon, Jim Lehrer, Frances Mayes, Colum McCann, David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Katherine Paterson, Jon Scieszka, Lisa Scottoline, Pete Seeger, Karin Slaughter, Alexander McCall Smith, Lee Smith, Bryan Stevenson, Elizabeth Strout, Judith Viorst, and Charles Wright. A more complete list ofpast participants can be seen here.

Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to children’s programs and hands-on workshops. All programs are open to the public and, with the exception of a few ticketed events, the majority of Festival programs are free to attend.

The Festival is presented through a unique partnership of contributors that includes VFH, foundations, corporations, bookstores, schools, libraries, area businesses and organizations, and committed individuals. This partnership results in programs on a wide range of topics taking place at a variety of venues throughout the City of Charlottesville, County of Albemarle, and the University of Virginia.

The Book Festival has become an integral part of the Charlottesville and Albemarle County community. It was formally recognized as such when it was named a Signature Event by the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau.

In support of the staff, almost every aspect of the Festival is organized and generated by Festival Committees of community volunteers who generously contribute their time and energy.

Artomatic 2017
Mar
24
May 6

Artomatic 2017

  • Artomatic

Artomatic will be open to the public March 24th   – May 6th

Wednesdays: Noon-10pm
Thursdays: noon – 10pm
Fridays: noon – midnight
Saturdays: noon – midnight
Sundays: noon – 8 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

More Info: http://www.artomatic.org/2017info/

Literary Orange: "No Limits" Panel w/ Anna Leahy & Douglas Dechow
Apr
1
1:50 pm13:50

Literary Orange: "No Limits" Panel w/ Anna Leahy & Douglas Dechow

  • Newport Beach Marriott

Literary Orange is Orange County’s premier literary event featuring headlining authors and thought provoking keynote addresses. The day offers attendees and fans the opportunity to listen and engage with an exciting array of authors, have books signed, ask questions, and learn about the writing process. Included are morning refreshments, a delicious lunch, and a yummy dessert. 

Writing the Past: A Reading & Conversation With Four Authors
May
15
6:00 pm18:00

Writing the Past: A Reading & Conversation With Four Authors

  • 57th Street Books

A novelist, a short story writer, a nonfiction writer, and a poet come together to talk about the ways we document and explore history in contemporary literature. With an intriguing range of perspectives, Douglas R. Dechow, Rachel Hall, Anna Leahy, and Emily Gray Tedrowe will read excerpts from their most recent books and talk about how they grapple with history in their writing. Their work draws from women's history, the Holocaust, the Iraq War, and the space age in which many of us alive today came of age. The evening will invite readers to think about the ways we can grasp the meaning of events even as they slip into the past.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1265696930133201/

SFWP 2017 Launch Party Feat. Andrew Gifford (We All Scream)
May
20
7:00 pm19:00

SFWP 2017 Launch Party Feat. Andrew Gifford (We All Scream)

  • The Barking Dog

Come join us for the spring launch party! Open to all! Food, drinks, live music, and terrific books. Featuring Andrew Gifford, author of We All Scream (May 1, 2017).

The event will also feature Daniel M. Ford, author of Stillbright; A. A. Balakovitz, of Magic for Unlucky Girls; Kate McCahill, author of Patagonian Road, and Tara Laskowski, author of Modern Manners For Your Inner Demons from SFWP's 2017 Spring Catalogue.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/383161685388883/


Kennsington "Day of the Book" Festival
Mar
14
8:30 pm20:30

Kennsington "Day of the Book" Festival

  • Day fo the Book Festival

The Day of the Book Festival will take place along Howard Avenue, Armory Avenue, and Montgomery Avenue on Antique Row in Old Town Kensington, Maryland, one block east of Connecticut Ave (the same side as the Safeway).

More Info: https://dayofthebook.com/2017/01/23/andrew-gifford/

Offsite Event: Stillhouse Press + Santa Fe Writers Project
Feb
10
8:00 pm20:00

Offsite Event: Stillhouse Press + Santa Fe Writers Project

  • Sudhouse

It’s been an exciting year for Stillhouse Press and the Santa Fe Writers Project! Come hear our fantastic authors read and share in some post-conference libations.

WHEN: 8pm - 11pm

WHERE: Sudhouse
1340 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

WHAT: Delicious Libations & Author Readings from...

  • Stillhouse Press' Andrew Gifford (We All Scream), Anna Leahy & Douglas R. Dechow (Generation Space), and Christina Olson (Terminal Human Velocity), and
  • SFWP’s Daniel M. Ford (Stillbright: Book Two of the Paladin Trilogy), AA Balaskovitz (Magic For Unlucky Girls), Kate McCahill (Patagonian Road:A Year Alone Through Latin America), and Sadie Hoagland (Dementia, 1692).
Offsite Event: Stillhouse Press + SFWP + GMU + FFTB @ AWP 2017
Feb
9
5:00 pm17:00

Offsite Event: Stillhouse Press + SFWP + GMU + FFTB @ AWP 2017

  • A & D Neighborhood Bar

Come celebrate George Mason University's renowned MFA and new BFA programs, lit journals, Phoebe & So To Speak, Stillhouse Press, and Northern Virginia's annual Fall for the Book festival.

WHEN: 5pm - 8pm

WHERE: A&D Neighborhood Bar
1314 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

WHAT: Light Refreshments & Author Readings From...

  • Professor Helon Habila
  • Gazing Grain Co-Editor & GMU Alum, Alyse Knorr
  • MFA Nonfiction Candidate, Kerry Folan
  • Stillhouse Press Poet Christina Olson
AWP 2017: WASHINGTON, DC
Feb
8
Feb 11

AWP 2017: WASHINGTON, DC

  • Walter E Washington Convention Center

We're thrilled to host AWP 2017 in our home city, Washington, DC this year! 

We have a host of exciting events and book signings, in coordination with George Mason University's literary journals, Phoebe So To Speak, and fellow small presses, Santa Fe Writers Project & Sibling Rivalry.

Stay up to date on all the latest #AWP17 happenings by following us on Twitter, @StillhousePress.

Author Signings:

  • Mark Polanzak, POP! - Thursday, 1-2pm

  • Anna Leahy & Douglas R. Dechow, Generation Space - Friday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

  • Matthew Fogarty, Maybe Mermaids & Robots are Lonely + Christina Olson, Terminal Human Velocity - Friday, 1pm - 2pm

  • Andrew Gifford, We All Scream - Friday, 2pm - 3pm

Oct
23
5:00 pm17:00

Leon & Lulu Books & Authors Event

  • Leon & Lulu

Join Stillhouse's Matthew Fogarty reading from his debut collection, Maybe Mermaids & Robots are Lonely (Sept. 2016).

About Books & Authors:

Local authors and book lovers celebrate reading, writing, and really good hot dogs. Visit official event page for more details: http://www.leonandlulu.com/events/books-authors/

Dodge Poetry Festival
Oct
20
Oct 23

Dodge Poetry Festival

Join Stillhouse's Bryan Borland. He will read from his latest collection, DIG (Sept. 2016), Time/Date TBA. 

For more information about the 30th Anniversary Dodge Poetry Festival, please visit: www.dodgepoetry.org/at-the-festival/program/

Pages of Stories presents Katie Chase and Matthew Fogarty
Oct
6
8:00 pm20:00

Pages of Stories presents Katie Chase and Matthew Fogarty

  • Pages Bookshop

Two former Detroiters and Write-a-House finalists are returning for a visit to Pages Bookshop!

Man and Wife by Katie Chase

From Twilight Zone suburbia to cities on fire to post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, these award-winning stories range over unexpected landscapes and land squarely in the wildness of the human heart. "Katie Chase's stories have a rhythm, a form, and a mesmerism all their own." Kevin Brockmeier "Toggling between the comic and the horrific, these brilliant stories rearrange the familiar into something more nuanced, fraught, and mysterious." Edan Lepucki "With sharp, confident consideration of what it takes to survive in the world as a woman, MAN AND WIFE introduces an important new literary voice." Danielle Evans "Katie Chase's narrators sound like the girl-next-door if you lived next door to a parallel universe." Peter Ho Davies "Captivating, haunting, and eerily smart. Every story in this collection gave me chills. Katie Chase is one of a kind." Jennifer DuBois "An imagination worth watching." The New York Times"

Maybe Mermaids & Robots are Lonely: Stories by Matthew Fogarty

MAYBE mermaids and robots are lonely. Maybe stargazing dinosaurs escape extinction, and ‘80s icons share their secrets and scams. A boardwalk Elvis impersonator declines in a Graceland of his own, Bigfoot works as a temp, families fall apart and come back together. This wild and vibrant collection of explorer's tales will take you from fabulist faraway worlds to Great Recession realism in a single breath.
 


About Katie:
Katie Chase’s short fiction has appeared in the Missouri Review, Five Chapters, the Literary Review, Narrative, Prairie Schooner, ZYZZYVA, Mississippi Review, and the Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she was the recipient of a Teaching-Writing Fellowship, a Provost’s Postgraduate Writing Fellowship, and a Michener-Copernicus Award. She has also been a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San José State University. Born and raised outside Detroit, Michigan, she lives currently in Portland, Oregon.

About Matthew:
Matthew Fogarty's work has appeared in Passages North, Fourteen Hills, PANK, The Rumpus, Midwestern Gothic, and elsewhere. He has twice been a finalist for the Write-a-House residency, and has received scholarships from the New Harmony Writers Workshop, the Wesleyan Writers Conference, and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. He earned his MFA at the University of South Carolina, where he served as the Editor of Yemassee. Currently, Fogarty is a Co-Publisher of Jellyfish Highway. He is originally from Troy, Michigan, one of the square-mile suburbs of Detroit.

 

For More Event Info: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/630010573833710/

DIG Reading / Publishing Panel
Oct
6
3:15 pm15:15

DIG Reading / Publishing Panel

Oklahoma State University will host Stillhouse's Bryan Borland (DIG) for a two-part series:

  • 3:15pm Publishing Panel, Morrill Hall, Room 207

Bryan will talk about his experience as the founder and publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press.

  • 7:30pm Reading / Book Signing, Stonewall Tavern, Beer Garden, 115 S. Knoblock

Bryan will read from his latest collection, DIG.

Sep
28
5:00 pm17:00

2016 FFTB Prose Reading / Book Signing

  • GMU Johnson Center Plaza

Hosted By: Stillhouse Press

Authors: 

  • Mark Polanzak, reading from his debut book, a hybrid memoir, POP! (March, 2016)

  • Matthew Foggarty, reading from his debut collection of short fiction, Maybe Mermaids & Robots are Lonely: Stories (Sept. 2016)

Time: 4:30pm

Location: GMU Johnson Center Plaza, Sandy Spring Bank Tent

Sep
27
4:30 pm16:30

2016 FFTB Poetry Reading / Book Signing

  • George Mason Univeristy Center for the Arts

Hosted By: Stillhouse Press

Authors: 

  • Bryan Borland, reading from his third poetry collection, DIG (Sept. 2016)

  • Christina Olson, reading from her second poetry collection, Terminal Human Velocity (Dec. 2016)

Time: 4:30pm

Location: GMU Center for the Arts, Grand Tier III

2016 FFTB Offsite Event: Stillhouse Press & SFWP at Upshur Street Books
Sep
25
5:00 pm17:00

2016 FFTB Offsite Event: Stillhouse Press & SFWP at Upshur Street Books

  • Upshur Street Books

We're teaming up with our friends at the Santa Fe Writer's Project and Upshur Street Books for a reading as a part of the 2016 Fall For the Book Festival

Light refreshments will be provided.

Featured Authors: 

Stillhouse Press
Bryan Borland, author of the poetry collection DIG
Matthew Fogarty, author of Maybe Mermaids & Robots are Lonely: Stories

SFWP
Elizabeth Hazen, author of the poetry collection Chaos Theories
Stephen G. Eoannou, author of the short story collection Muscle Cars

Check us out on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/515285978662113/

The 2016 Fall for the Book Festival
Sep
25
Sep 30

The 2016 Fall for the Book Festival

  • George Mason University

The 2016 festival, which runs from September 25-30, will be headlined by some important names in the industry. Diane Rehm and Sandra Cisneros will accept the top prizes, while Jon Mooallem, James McPherson, Patricia Briggs and Lauren Groff lead the list of over 150 authors who will read at George Mason University and at locations around Northern VA, MD and D.C. The festival will welcome a robust list of poets, historians, novelists, memoirists, children’s authors and more.

** Please see individual Stillhouse events for times and descriptions. **


Fall for the Book is Northern Virginia’s oldest and largest festival of literature and the arts. In recent years the festival has expanded from its base at George Mason University’s Fairfax, Va., campus to host events at select venues throughout Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. All events are free and open to the public, thanks to the generous support of sponsors including the Fairfax County Public Library, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and George Mason University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Office of University Life, in partnership with other businesses and organizations.

 

 

May
27
7:00 pm19:00

POP! Reading / Book Signing

  • Porter Square Books

POP! author, Mark Polanzak will read alongside Lucas Mann, author of Lord Fear (Pantheon, 2015). 

Location: Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA

Time: 7:00 PM

Apr
30
9:00 am09:00

2016 Books Alive! Conference

  • Bethesda Marriott

CATCH US:

3:45-4:30 p.m. SMALL PRESS PANEL

Moderator: Michael Landweber, author of two novels and numerous short stories

Jen Michalski, a novelist whose work has appeared in more than 80 publications
Andrew Gifford, founder and director, the Santa Fe Writers Project
Marcos L. Martínez, founding editor of Stillhouse Press

Mar
31
5:30 am05:30

#AWP16 Panel with Stillhouse Press Editor, Marcos L. Martínez

F143. Through the Closet: Writing Human Complexity in Queer Characters in Fiction

Room 404 AB, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, April 1, 2016
10:30 am to 11:45 am

The typical “coming out of the closet” narrative is a fantasy of a starkly contrasted before-and-after, of complete disclosure and consequence. Through the lens of their works of fiction, the panelists discuss the limitations of this oversimplified account of the queer experience and explore their varying approaches in writing queer characters in all of their human nuances and differences across genres and time periods.

AWP 2016
Mar
30
Apr 2

AWP 2016

  • Los Angeles Convention Center

Come check us out: Booth 708

From the AWP website:

"The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The 2015 conference featured over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in Los Angeles in 2016 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer."

Oct
24
10:00 am10:00

9th Annual Western Maryland Independent Lit Festival

  • Downtown Frostburg

From the Frostburg State University website:

The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing, in partnership with the Allegany County Library System, is excited to announce that the ninth annual Western Maryland Indie Lit Festival is scheduled for Oct. 24, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., at Main Street, Frostburg. The event brings together editors and publishers with writers and educators of the local community. Panel discussions and roundtable sessions include topics on various creative genres, DIY publishing, self-publishing, promotion and marketing, writing local, and reading and writing online.

Oct
10
9:00 am09:00

Conversations and Connections

  • Chathan University

From the Conversations and Connections website:

Want to write better? Want to get published? Attending pricey, academic-style, lecture-hall writer’s conferences won’t quite get you there, no matter how good the bagels are.

Here’s what will: a comfortable, congenial environment where you can meet other writers, editors and publishers. You need to speak with the people who make editorial decisions, as well as with others who are trying to perfect their craft, just like you.

You’ll find this at Conversations & Connections, a conference devoted to giving you practical advice on getting published.

Since 2007, Conversations & Connections has been a top-pick among writers in the DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh areas.

View the schedule: http://writersconnectconference.com/schedule14/