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Joaquin Miller Poetry Series
Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd, NW, Washington, DC. 3 pm Sundays with open readings after featured readers. Free. Martin Dickinson, Kathi Morrison-Taylor, Venus Thrash, & Rosemary Winslow host.

7/19 ---Grace Cavalieri & Valerie Nieman

7/26---Jo Pitkin & Miles Waggener

Cafe 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 classical guitar.

8/3---Poets Leslie McGrath & Lisa Sewell with tribute to Reetika Vazirani

9/3---Translators Keith Cohen , Patricia Davis & Rod Jellema

10/5 ---Poets Martin Dickinson & Michael Gushue

The 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.

Aug 9: Annual All-Open Reading

Sept 13: 20th Anniversary Celebration

Oct 11: Sandra Beasley & Hailey Leithauser


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WORD WORKS ANNOUNCES

2015 WASHINGTON PRIZE WINNER

Barbara Duffey of South Dakota has won the 2015 Washington Prize for her breaching the Fourth Wall manuscript Simple Machines. The manuscript invites the reader to physically participate in making poetry by providing instructions for making an origami poem. This is Duffey's second book.

For information about the Washington Prize, see submission guidelines.

2015 HTCC WINNERS

Judge Kimiko Hahn has selected Carrie Bennett's The Land Is a Painted Thing and Cheryl Clarke's By My Precise Haircut from over 100 manuscripts sent to the 2015 Hilary Tham Capital Collection Competition. They will be published in the spring, 2016. Carrie Bennett of Massachusettes, a former Washington Prize winner (2004) for biography of water, volunteers her time as a reader for the Washington Prize competition. Cheryl Clarke of New Jersey volunteers for the lesbian literary and arts journal Sinister Wisdom.

2014 WASHINGTON PRIZE WINNER

Jamison Crabtree of Las Vegas, NV, won the 2014 Washington Prize for his experimental manuscript rel[am]ent. A first book for Crabtree, it will be launched at the AWP Bookfair in April. Click here, for advance orders. See the Washington Prize news release for more information .

2nd EDITION 1989 WASHINGTON PRIZE WINNER

John Bradley's Love-In-Idleness, winner of the 1989 Washington Prize, sold out quickly and copies were hard to come by. Word Works is pleased to release this second edition with a brand new cover image from artist Erica Daborn. The book will be released at AWP and can be ordered now from The Word Works and Small Press Distribution.

For information about the Washington Prize, see submission guidelines.

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 advance orders, click here.

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. For advance orders, click here.

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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. For advance purchase orders, click here.

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.

For more information, check back here soon.

2014 HTCC WINNING BOOKS

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. Both Zealberg's Covalence and Ungar's Immortal Medusa are available for advance purchase.


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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