Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Word Works Publishes First Poetry Collection by Rosemary Winslow

The Word Works, through its Hilary Tham Capital Collection, has published Green Bodies, the first collection of poetry by Rosemary Winslow.

Winslow is on the faculty of the Catholic University of America, where she teaches writing and literature, and where she has directed writing programs for 19 years. Based on her work, which has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, she has received a residency grant at the Vermont Studio Center as well as a writer’s grant and three Larry Neal Awards for Poetry from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.

Green Bodies can be ordered online at


Sunday, July 22, 4pm
Wonalancet Chapel
Rt.113A, Wonalancet, NH

Tuesday, July 24
Bayswater Book Co.
6 Main Street, Center Harbor, NH

Thursday, November 8, 7:30pm
Nora School Poetry Reading
955 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

Sunday, December 9, 6 pm
Iota Bar and Restaurant
2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
703-522-8340 or 703-256-9275

Jacklyn Potter Remembered

Last evening June 25 under the trees at Joaquin Miller's cabin, we celebrated Jacklyn Potter, who for over 20 years was the impresario nonpareil of the Miller Cabin Poetry Series. The program began with readings by winners of the Jacklyn Potter Young Poets Competition—Helen Sitar who won in 2006 and Elizabeth McLean who won in 2007. Elizabeth, who drove up from Charlottesville, Virginia, with her parent, had a memorable poem about a swim meet. Helen, who has been coming to programs at Miller Cabin since she was eleven, read a very moving poem about being by her grandmother's side as she died.

Anne Becker presented the next part of the program which was a reading of poems by Jacklyn. Anne, who knew Jacklyn in the early 1970s and was house mates with her, selected a poignant mix of work that gave us Jacklyn, the activist working with migrant workers; Jacklyn, the daugher who as a little girl had to mother her mother; Jacklyn, the philosopher writing about immortality. Anne, who was by Jacklyn's bedside when she breathed her last breath, was very moved by Helen Sitar's poem about her grandmother. Also Anne brought photos of Jacklyn and the group of people they lived with in Washington, DC. There was our Jacklyn with long blond hair at the Embassy of Atlantis, the name of the group house nestled in a neighborhood of many embassies including the embassiy of Belgium.

Also many kudos to Perry Epes, Director of the Jacklyn Potter Young Poets Competition (he introduced the young poets last evening), Kathi Morrison-Taylor, Co-Director of the Miller Cabin Series (she has a warm and welcoming style that Jacklyn would love and last evening she gave us a vignette of Miller at 17 years old cooking for gold miners in California!), Doug Wilkinson, Co-Director of the Miller Cabin Series (he is handling the open mic portion of the program and last week he went solo with a engaging program headlined by Heather Blaine & Shep Ranbom) and audience (including the regular attendees) who braved the heat and humidity to share in the evening.

The Word Works Publishes First Poetry Collection by Sarah Browning

The Word Works, through its Hilary Tham Capital Collection, has published Sarah Browning's first book of poems, Whiskey in the Garden of Eden.

Sarah has arranged a release party/reading on Sunday, July 15, 6 pm at Busboys & Poets. If you can't make the 15th, she'll be reading a number of other times this summer and fall (see following schedule).

Whiskey in the Garden of Eden is available at Busboys & Poets Books or from The Word Works.

Release Party/Reading
Whiskey in the Garden of Eden by Sarah Browning
Sunday, July 15, 6-8 pm
Langston Room, Busboys & Poets
14th & V Streets, NW
Washington, DC
U Street/Cardozo on the Metro green line, 202-387-POET


Additional readings:

Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 PM
Honfleur Gallery
1241 Good Hope Rd. SE
Washington , D.C.
Refreshments provided. Suggested donation is $2

Tuesday, July 24, 7:30 pm
Miller Cabin Series
Joaquin Miller Cabin
Rock Creek Park , Picnic Area #6, Beach Drive at Military Road Overpass
For more information and rain location, call Julie Enszer at 301-537-6570

Saturday, July 28, 2 PM
Karibu Books, Pentagon City Mall
1100 South Hayes Street, Arlington , VA

Thursday, August 23
Northampton, MA
Location and time TBA
Friday, September 14, 6:30 pm
NW Washington, DC house party reading
For details, contact:

Wednesday, September 26, 7 pm
Kensington Row Bookshop
3786 Howard Avenue, Kensington MD
301 949 9416

Monday, November 5, 7:30 pm
Cafe Muse at the Friendship Heights Village Center
4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD
301 656-2797

Sunday, December 9, 6 pm
Iota Bar and Restaurant
2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
703-522-8340 or 703-256-9275

Monday, June 25, 2007

Welcome to The Word Works' New Blog!

We are bursting at the seams with news, so stay tuned for our updates! Our Board will also post regularly on topics relevant to the literary community.