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September 2019

Brad Parks with Zach Powers

September 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bards Alley is proud to present two authors in conversation about their books: the international bestselling author Brad Parks of THE LAST ACT, and Zach Powers, the author of FIRST COSMIC VELOCITY. This event is free and open to the public, with an RSVP on Bards Alley’s Facebook event page. Books will be available for purchase, and the authors will be on hand to sign books following the reading. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.

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October 2019

Fall for the Book Festival | Surreal Spaceage Stories Panel

October 12, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
George Mason University, 4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Two writers turn to the stars as they tackle Space-Age narratives with a speculative twist. In First Cosmic Velocity, Zach Powers brings a conspiracy theory to life with the story of a set of twins who become involved in the Soviet space program, which can’t seem to figure out how to bring down the cosmonauts they sent into space. One twin is supposedly launched to his death, while the other is stuck pretending he is the one who returned. Erika…

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Literary Death Match at Fall for the Book Festival

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
George Mason University, 4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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After our sterling Virginia debut just a year ago, Literary Death Match returns to the Fairfax for the brilliant Fall for the Book Festival, with a lineup that'll wow, fascinate, surprise and a finale that will fill you with wonder. Click here to see the lineup! What is Literary Death Match? Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity…

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The Inner Loop reading series

October 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Colony Club, 3118 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010 United States
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The days may be getting shorter, but that means the nights are longer... and there's more time for lit-filled evenings! We'll be joined this month by featured reader Patricia Park, along with nine local writers in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Poetry: Caitlin Ubl, James Steck, DJ Tao Nonfiction: Kathy Curto, Crissman Nichols, Jennifer Golden Fiction: Zach Powers, Marco Rafalà, Mahreen Sohail, Patricia Park

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November 2019

The Writer’s Center LIVE! A Literary Variety Show

November 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States
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Readings! Live music! Antics! Beer! Featuring nationally renowned authors Jose Padua, Monica Prince, Rion Amilcar Scott, Courtney Sexton, and Kate Wagner. Hosted by Amy Freeman, Emily Holland, and Zach Powers, with music by Ralvell Rogers II. Book sales by Loyalty Bookstores. FREE and open to the public. Open bar for the 21+ crowd. Donations appreciated.

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December 2019

Holiday Book Fair at The Writer’s Center

December 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States
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Books, friends, and merriment! Finish your holiday shopping at our annual book fair, where local authors and publishers come together for a lively holiday market. Free admission and holiday refreshments! Featured authors and publishers include: ACT AS IF, The Baltimore Review, Joy Cheriel Brown, Delmarva Review, John DeDakis, Laura DiFranco, Melanie Figg, Folio, Jennifer Hamady, Iceland Writers Retreat, Beth Kanter, Victoria Kelly, Con Lehane, Bob Levey, Little Patuxent Review, Phoebe, Joram Piatigorsky, Katherine Pickett, Plamen Press, Poet Lore, Jonathan Roth,…

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January 2020

Happy Hour for Writers presented by The Writer’s Center

January 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Spirits of ’76

Meet local writers, readers, and publishers! The Writer's Center presents Happy Hour for Writers, a no-agenda gathering of the DC-area literary community. This month we head to The Spirits of 76 in Arlington (just a short walk from the Clarendon Metro station). Open to the public! 21+ Visit spiritsof76arlington.com for a complete menu. The Writer's Center is a literary arts nonprofit supporting writers and everyone who wants to write, hosting writing workshops and events in Bethesda, Arlington, and the District.

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Reston Readings, Jan. 2020 edition

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plz North
Reston, VA 20190 United States
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On Jan. 26th our reading will feature Zach Powers, Eric D. Goodman and Noor Sclafani!

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February 2020

FOR THE LOVE OF LEARNING: A READERS2LEADERS FESTIVAL

February 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Audi Field

This free, one-of-a-kind event will bring together DC families with area nonprofits, authors and illustrators, and literacy experts, all in celebration of literacy, leadership, and lifelong learning. Featuring motivational TED-style talks, group workshops, exhibitions, giveaways, kid-friendly activities, and more, this event is fun for adults and children of all ages. No registration is required.

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The Writer’s Center LIVE! A Variety Show for Literature Lovers

February 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States
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The Writer's Center LIVE!

Readings! Live music! Antics! Beer! Featuring nationally renowned authors Rachel Coonce, Dave Housley, Rayceen Pendarvis, and Mahreen Sohail. Hosted by Amy Freeman, Emily Holland, and Zach Powers.

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