It’s back! Barrelhouse is teaming up with MoonLit on Sunday, September 22 for the third annual DC Literary Pub Crawl.
This time around, we’re bringing contemporary and engaging literary voices directly into the Eastern Market/Capitol Hill community, showcasing and celebrating local literary artistry.
The event will run from 3:00-6:00 at three venues in Eastern Market - the District Soul Food front patio from 3:00-4:00, Radici Market from 4:00-5:00, and the back patio of Capitol Hill Books from 5:00-6:00. Each venue will feature three local writers, who will read for 15 minutes. In addition, after the event, Capitol Hill Books has been kind enough to offer their space for an after party from 6:00-7:00.
(I’ll be at District Soul Food during 3:00-4:00 time slot)
“Taste the rainbow, bitches—it’s Pride month! Our third annual Pride show celebrates and elevates our queer AF community with stories of all our glorious variety, our hottest conquests and our coming-out sagas. Let’s get loud, toast to one of the country’s gayest cities, and cheer each other’s unique sexiness!”
Your fabulously queer femme-cees are as always Smut Slam DC co-producers Mindi Mimosa and Diva Darling, joined by a panel of local celebrity judges including burlesque goddess London St. Juniper, writer and editor Dave Ring, and DC After Dark co-organizer Dana, who are themselves out and proud.
(Not familiar with Smut Slam? It’s a storytelling open mic where audience members sign up for 5-minute slots to tell their best real-life, first-person, consensual sex stories. It’s queer-friendly, kink-friendly, lifestyle-friendly, body-positive, sex-positive, and wildly fun. No costumes, no notes, no gimmicks, just straight-up raw truth! See the full rules and how it works on our Rules of the Road page at http://dc.smutslam.com/rules.)
We're ready to turn up the volume on DC-made creativity when we blow into a home in Bloomingdale on April 30 with an out-of-this-world lineup, including performance art by Katie Magician, speculative fiction by dave ring, ambient electronic music by Imka, photography by Artise Fletcher, and natural wine samples from Dio Wine Bar. Yes, there will be a fog machine. Yes, there will be sounds that make your feet tingle. Yes, we're gonna get cozy. And YES, you should be there. Tix up this Tuesday, 4/23, at 11am — they'll go quick, so grab yours early. Hope you can join us. #littlesalondc #littlesalon46
I’ll be one of the judges at the October edition of Smut Slam. The theme is “On the Edge.” Tickets are $10 ahead of time and $15 at the door.
Smut Slam is a storytelling open mic where audience members sign up for 5-minute slots to tell their best real-life, first-person, consensual sex stories. It’s queer-friendly, kink-friendly, lifestyle-friendly, body-positive, sex-positive, and wildly fun. No costumes, no notes, no gimmicks, just straight-up raw truth!
aka Big Gay Sci Fi Dance Party (and Book Release)
Featuring DJ Sylent Hill & MC Dwyer, performances and classic Sci-Fi films. All in honor of Broken Metropolis: Queer Tales of a City That Never Was.
Drink specials! Dancing! Sexy people on the screen! More dancing!
Frank Lowe, editor of "Raised by Unicorns" will be in attendance with contributors Jenny Rain and Emily Grubbs (along with his son, Mr. Briggs) for a book reading, signing, and discussion of LGBTQ+ parenting in America as told by children of LGBTQ+ parents!
Dave Ring and Laura Arandes from The DC Center/OUTWrite will be moderating the event.
Join us for a selection of readings from local indie press Mason Jar Press on June 12th at 7pm.
Stephen Zerance is the author of Safe Danger (Indolent Books 2018). His poems have appeared in West Branch, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Assaracus, and Knockout, among others. He has also been featured on the websites of Lambda Literary and Split This Rock. He received his MFA from American University, where he received the Myra Sklarew award.
dave ring is a speculative fiction writer and the community chair of the OutWrite LGBTQ Book Festival in Washington, DC. He was a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow and a 2018 Futurescapes resident. dave has recently placed stories with Mythic Magazine and the upcoming issue of The Disconnect. He is also the editor of Broken Metropolis: Queer Tales of a City That Never Was, an anthology forthcoming from Mason Jar Press in July 2018. More info at www.dave-ring.com. Follow him on Twitter at @slickhop.
Michelle Junot is the author of Notes From My Phone* a self-portrait in her twenties, and of and the floor was always lava, a collection of essays exploring childhood and memory.You can read more about and from her at michellejunot.com.
The writers of the DC-based writing group the Speculative Wordsmiths will share short readings from some of their recent publications or works-in-progress to honor founding writer K. Ezemenari's upcoming hiatus. All welcome.
Readings from members K. Ezemenari, C.S. Malerich, Marianne Kirby, dave ring, Jahnavi Iyer, Jules Whitney, Luis Granados, & DJ Neace.