Monday, July 30, 2012

Link Corral: DC Writers’ Happy Hour TOMORROW! and New on Redux

Sorry to be so last-minute about this…the perils of haphazardly blogging while traveling, I guess.  DC writer Willona Sloan is hosting another writers’ happy hour tomorrow, Tuesday, July 31.  Details:


Write.Drink.Read – a collaborative gathering of writers––will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 6:30 – 8 PM at Science Club (1136 19th St, NW. Near Farragut West metro).
Part writers workshop, part happy hour, part open mic reading, this laid back collaborative, creative gathering is open to writers of all levels and experience.

Space is limited. RSVPs are required. To RSVP, email Willona at

Please feel free to invite your friends, writing groups, and writing partners but each guest must RSVP. I will be capping attendance to maintain a level of intimacy.  We will be doing writing prompts and generating new work so bring your writing instruments and implements and open minds.


New on Redux: Sondra Spatt Olsen’s 1990 story, previously published in The Yale Review: 

Lief hates taxis.  The cabdrivers unnerve him with their wild driving and strange routes.  He likes to know exactly where he's going.  He doesn't want any confrontations or terrors.  On the other hand, as they stand on the busy street corner, he notices that both Max's and Sophie's shoelaces are untied.  He feels so tense that he doesn't think he can make it several blocks to the PATH station without screaming at them as their laces, already frayed and grimy, drag on the filthy sidewalk.


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