Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fall 2016 Events!

I will be out and about this fall, in DC, Baltimore, St. Louis, and Indiananapolis--sometimes reading with others, sometimes on my own; sometimes reading from THIS ANGEL ON MY CHEST, sometimes not. I'd love to see you and/or your friends at any of these events...or better yet, feel free to road trip to all of them!!

Friday, September 9
7:30 PM
Imagistic Reading Series
Hillyer Arts Center / Dupont Circle, DC
9 Hillyer Ct NW
Washington, DC 20008
For Imagistic, we invite writers to respond to work by artists.  Each writer chooses an image and then responds with a piece of flash fiction of up to 1,000 words – a translation from the language of image into the language of words. For the first Imagistic in Washington, D.C., seven writers are responding to images by seven artists:

Leslie Pietrzyk, writing from work by Keith Morrison
Kyle Dargan / Larry Spaid
Paula Whyman / Angela Bartram
David Gewanter / Dove Bradshaw
Janet Passehl / Alyssa Salomon
Carole Burns / Janet Passehl
Rhian Edwards / Paul Edwards

Curated by Carole Burns and Paul Edwards, Imagistic was begun in 2012 as part of the UK’s National Flash Fiction Day. Some of the images chosen provide a clear narrative hook, a sense of place, a moment in time or an action interrupted.  Others are more obscure - through a glass darkly.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
7PM ~ 9PM
IUPUI Campus Library
Lily Auditorium - UL130
755 W. Michigan Street 
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Sunday, September 25
CityLit Stage at the Baltimore Book Festival
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Inner Harbor Promenade by the Maryland Science Center
Baltimore, MD

More New Releases
The second of two sessions celebrating the recent publications of local literati on both Saturday and Sunday. Though a battle between the sexes was not intended, this hour features Susan Coll (The Stager), Courtney Sender (The Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction), and Leslie Pietrzyk (This Angel on My Chest, Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize). Not to be outdone by the male writers in session one, this hour promises to be just as engaging, with linked stories each about a different young woman whose husband dies suddenly and unexpectedly, a novel that is a dark comedy of real estate and rabbits, and stories that range from a fictional second uprising in Baltimore, one year after the first, to a tale of a girl with a hundred-pound heart. Hosted by Marion Winik, Associate Professor, University of Baltimore MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts.

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
University of Missouri–St. Louis
7:00 PM
UMSL 1 University Boulevard
SSB Room 331 -
James S. McDonnell Conference Room
St. Louis, MO 63121

November 20, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Reston Reading Series
Reston's Used Book Shop
 Lake Anne Village Center
1623 Washington Plaza N
Reston, VA

With Nathan Leslie and Eric D. Goodman


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