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Creative State of Our Union: Readings and Discussion

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Join us for readings and discussion inspired by the Washington Writers' Publishing House's new anthology, This Is What America Looks Like: Poetry and Fiction from DC, Maryland, and Virginia, 111 works by 100 writers. Editor Kathleen Wheaton describes this anthology as "a picture of our time, our shared losses, our shared life."

The event will feature a panel of writers representing the anthology.

Poet Sarah Browning’s books are Killing Summer and Whiskey in the Garden of Eden. She co-founded and for 10 years directed Split This Rock. Her fellowships include ones from the Lillian E. Smith Center, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Yaddo, Mesa Refuge, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Adirondack Center for Writing.

Hayes Davis is the author of Let Our Eyes Linger (Poetry Mutual Press, 2016). His work appears in many journals and anthologies. He was a member of Cave Canem’s first cohort of fellows. A high-school English teacher, he lives in Silver Spring with his wife, poet Teri Ellen Cross Davis.

Adam Schwartz’s debut collection of stories, The Rest of the World, won the Washington Writers' Publishing House 2020 prize for fiction. His stories have won prizes sponsored by Poets & Writers, Philadelphia Stories, and Baltimore City Paper and appeared in numerous literary journals. He has stories forthcoming in Raritan and Gargoyle. He has an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. For 23 years, he has taught high school in Baltimore.

Washingtonian Darlene Taylor is a lecturer and advocate for arts and literature. Her fiction and essays appear in anthologies and literary and historical journals. She holds an MFA from Stonecoast and fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, American Association of University Women, Callaloo, and Kimbilio.

Panel moderator Kathleen Wheaton grew up in California, studied at Stanford University, and worked for 20 years as a journalist in Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Bethesda, Maryland. Her fiction has appeared in many journals and three anthologies, and she is a five-time recipient of Maryland State Arts Council grants. Her collection, Aliens and Other Stories, won the 2013 Washington Writers' Publishing House Fiction Prize. Since 2014, she has served as president and managing editor of the Washington Writers’ Publishing House.

The anthology's poetry editor, Jona Colson, and fiction editor, Caroline Bock, will also feature in this event.

Learn more about This Is What America Looks Like.

Email fic@prattlibrary.org with questions about this event.

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The program will also be broadcast on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page. It can be watched after the broadcast on Facebook Live.

Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Writers LIVE!, Poetry, Arts @ the Pratt, Writing @ the Pratt, Virtual Event

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

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Other

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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