October 05, 2010

Story/Stereo - This Friday, October 8

I host the Story/Stereo series at the Writer's Center, in which we pair two writers (chosen through our Emerging Voices fellowship competition) with a major DC musical force. We ask the writers to read about 15 minutes each--short & sweet. We ask the musicians to elaborate a bit more on their process than usual--to make the connection between their craft and the Center's focus on composition. Also, we ask them to rock the house.

Our next guests are...

-Poet Jenny Browne, author of At Once: Poems and The Second Reason, both from the University of Tampa Press. A former James Michener Fellow in Poetry at the University of Texas-Austin, she lives in San Antonio and teaches at Trinity University.

-Memoirist Jessica Handler, author of Invisible Sisters, one of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Eight Great Southern Books in 2009” and Atlanta Magazine’s “Best Memoir of 2009.” Handler teaches creative writing in Atlanta, Georgia.

-DJ Will Eastman, co-founder of U Street Music Hall and renowned force behind "Bliss," the monthly indiepop dance party held at the Black Cat ten years running.

All this talent will be coming together this Friday, October 8. It's a free show at 8 PM. You should be there! Especially if you haven't seen a Story/Stereo yet, which the Washington City Paper calls "our favorite free live-music program not set in the summer months." (Translation: Ok, ok, we're no Fort Reno Park Summer Concert Series. But I'd point out that unlike Fort Reno, we've got indoor plumbing.)

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