Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Word Works Publishes Christopher Conlon's Mary Falls: Requiem for Mrs. Surratt

The Word Works is pleased to announce the publication of Mary Falls: Requiem for Mrs. Surratt, a collection of poetry by Christopher Conlon.

“Here she is: Mary Elizabeth Surratt, who was hanged as co-conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, has taken passionate possession of Christopher Conlon and now lives as ghost in his evocative sequence,” says William Heyen, author of Shoah Train. Conlon melds history with poetry to evocative effect as he imagines the emotional turmoil of a woman infatuated with the man who would become a legend: John Wilkes Booth. The collection includes a Reading Group Guide.

Conlon is a poet, fiction writer, and editor whose books include Gilbert and Garbo in Love: A Romance in Poems (The Word Works, 2003), Thunder­showers at Dusk: Gothic Stories (Rock Village Publishing, 2006) and Poe’s Lighthouse (Cemetery Dance, 2006). His work has been published in Poets & Writers, America, Filmfax, Tennessee Williams Annual Review, and many other periodicals. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Mary Falls: Requiem for Mrs. Surratt can be ordered online at or at


Wednesday, August 15
7:30 p.m.
The Frederick Coffee Company
100 N. East Street, Frederick, MD
Ph. 301-698-0039

Thursday, November 8
Time TBA
Nora School Poetry Series
955 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Ph. 301-495-NORA

Wednesday, November 28
Kensington Row Bookshop
3786 Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD
Ph. 301-949-9416

Sunday, January 13, 2008
IOTA Poetry Series
Iota Bar & Restaurant
2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
Ph. 703-522-8340 or 703-256-9275