Tuesday, May 18, 2010

LitArtlantic: Story/Stereo with Alison Amend & William Archila

The Writer’s Center is holding an arts festival—LitArtlantic—this weekend (May 20-22). While there’s a host of amazing events to choose from, here’s the one I’ll be attending:

Thursday, May 20
8 pm: Reading
10 pm: Optional Happy Hour event.
hybrid literature/music event featuring poet William Archila of Los Angeles (The Art of Exile) and fiction writer Alison Amend of New York (Things That Pass for Love). Musical guest TBA.

William Archila was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador in 1968. At the age of twelve, he fled a civil war that tore his country apart and immigrated to the United States in 1980. He eventually became an English teacher and earned his MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon. His poems have appeared in Agni, Blue Mesa Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Georgia Review, The Los Angeles Review, Notre Dame Review, Poetry International and Poetry Daily among others. His first book is The Art of Exile.

Allison Amend was born in Chicago on a day when the Cubs beat the Mets 2-0. She graduated from Stanford University and holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her IPPY Award-winning debut short story collection, Things That Pass for Love, was published in October 2008 by OV/Dzanc Books and a novel, Stations West, was published by Louisiana State University Press’s Yellow Shoe Fiction Series in March, 2010. Allison lives in New York. Visit her on the web at www.allisonamend.com.

You can see what else is on the schedule here.
All events are FREE, but a $5 donation is suggested per family per day of attendance.

All events are held at The Writer’s Center, 4508 WALSH STREET, BETHESDA, MD 20815.

On the Metro's Red Line: Just get off at the Bethesda stop and walk south on Wisconsin Avenue until you come to Walsh Street.
Questions? Call 301.654.8664.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.