Just a few events to look forward to next week at the Writer's Center:
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9: Poetry reading
by Nin Andrews and Richard Peabody
Nin Andrews' third book Why They Grow Wings won the Gerald Cable Award and was published by Silverfish review Press in 2001. Andrews is also the author of The Book of Orgasms and Spontaneous Breasts, winner of the 1998 Pearl Chapbook contest.
(C'mon, who could resist titles like those?)
Richard Peabody is the founder of Gargoyle magazine and the editor of fourteen anthologies including Grace and Gravity: Fiction by Washington Area Women, and Kiss the Sky: Fiction and Poetry Starring Jimi Hendrix.
(Anyone in DC knows that Richard is a mainstay of the our publishing world--and definitely one of the people who first welcomed me to the city. He's also an excellent poet in his own right.)
7:30 p.m., Friday, October 12: Richard Thompson
The Writer’s Center presents an evening with Washington Post cartoonist Richard Thompson, whose strip "Cul-de-Sac" appears in the Washington Post Magazine, and "Richard's Poor Almanac" in the Style section. Thompson, who is going into national syndication, will talk about how he finds and develops ideas and will share samples of work in process.
(This is a chance to talk with a very funny cartoonist--a genre of artist that is a little more hermetic than the rest.)
The Writer’s Center is at 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD. There's always a reception afterwards, and admission is free.