Check out who's on the schedule this month:
Rae Bryant’s short story collection, The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals, released from Patasola Press, NY, in June 2011. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, StoryQuarterly, McSweeney’s, BLIP Magazine, Gargoyle Magazine, and Redivider, among other publications and have been nominated for the Pen/Hemingway, Pen Emerging Writers, and Pushcart awards. She has won awards in fiction from Whidbey Writers and Johns Hopkins as well as fellowships from the VCCA and Hopkins to write, study and teach in Florence, Italy. She earned a Masters in Writing from Hopkins where she continues to teach creative writing and is editor in chief of the university-housed literary and arts journal, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. She has also taught in the International Writing Program at The University of Iowa.
Theodore Carter is the author of The Life Story of a Chilean Sea Blob and Other Matters of Importance (Queens Ferry Press, 2012) and Stealing ‘The Scream’ (Aqueous Books, forthcoming). His fiction runs the gamut from humor, to literary fiction, to horror. He’s appeared in several magazines and anthologies including The North American Review, PANK, A capella Zoo, The Potomac Review, Kiss the Sky: Fiction and Poetry starring Jimi Hendrix, and Stress City: A Big Fat Book of Fiction by 51 DC Guys. Carter holds a BA in Political Science from Stanford University and an MA in Writing from The Johns Hopkins University. He lives just outside Washington, DC in Takoma Park, MD.
Virgie Townsend’s stories have been featured or are forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly, Pif Magazine, and Bartleby Snopes, as well as several online literary magazine’s anthologies. She grew up in Upstate New York, the daughter of an independent fundamental Baptist and sex researcher. Virgie now lives in the DC area with her husband and dog, and is working on a novel. (MDGentleReader)