Weekend Plan #1
Matthew Sharpe reads from Jamestown, his latest novel. Rich with jokes, allusions, and well-barbed wit, Sharpe’s novel conflates America’s colonial past with a possibly apocalyptic future. Pocahontas, Powhatan, and one Jack Smith are here, along with the Manhattan Corporation, the ruins of skyscrapers, and the remains of the interstate highway system. Friday, 7 p.m. Politics & Prose
Weekend Plan #2
Saturday afternoon catch the Happy Booker along with poet-blogger Reb Livingston and uber-blogger Ron Hogan at the Conversations and Connections conference. Here's your chance to chat us up, ask those pressing questions and mingle with editors of local literary magazines and journals. What are you waiting for? Register now.
Weekend Plan #3
You know what they say about all work and no play... Here's an open invite from our favorite folks at Barrelhouse Magazine:
Hey, Happy Bookers, Bookees, and Bookends!
Many of you are FOBs...that is, Friends of Barrelhouse, and we are having a Release Party for our 4th Issue this Cinco de Mayo...featuring readings by poet Valzhyna Mort, writer Paul Maliszewski, and a performance by a crossdressing reincarnation of Edie Sedgewick, aka Justin Moyer, formerly of influential bands El Guapo and Supersystem.
At the Big Hunt Basement Bar in DC (1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Dupont Metro south exit), from 8-10. $5 will be charged at the door, you know, for the kids, and Issues 4 will be sold at a discount!
Hope to see you there!
Now, I don't want to hear any complaining about there's nothing going on this weekend! TGIF, folks. xxoo, tHB