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.
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.
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.
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/
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
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).
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
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.
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
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/
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Join us to celebrate a groundbreaking year and four new releases. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, get to know the staff, and meet our literary lineup: Matthew Fogarty of Maybe Mermaids and Robots are Lonely: Stories and a Novella, Mark Polanzak of the hybrid memoir, POP!, and poets Bryan Borland of DIG and Christina Olson of Terminal Human Velocity.
Hosted By: Stillhouse Press
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)
Location: GMU Johnson Center Plaza, Sandy Spring Bank Tent
Hosted By: Stillhouse Press
Bryan Borland, reading from his third poetry collection, DIG (Sept. 2016)
Christina Olson, reading from her second poetry collection, Terminal Human Velocity (Dec. 2016)
Location: GMU Center for the Arts, Grand Tier III
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.
Bryan Borland, author of the poetry collection DIG
Matthew Fogarty, author of Maybe Mermaids & Robots are Lonely: Stories
Elizabeth Hazen, author of the poetry collection Chaos Theories
Stephen G. Eoannou, author of the short story collection Muscle Cars
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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.
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
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.