For those of you in the Beltway area, or who’d love to take a trip to visit us:
Three Tents is a bimonthly reading series hosted at The Big Hunt in Washington, DC, which is a bar so you can drink there, so that’s good, right? It was created by the wonderful folks at Big Lucks to provide authors who’ve recently released novels, collections, or chapbooks with independent presses an opportunity to add a major metropolis with a rich literary tradition to their book tour.
Pretty cool, yeah? Three Tents also features upcoming local authors and graduate students, in hopes of bringing these communities together. Very excited to have this new reading series start up in my town.
Next Event: March 26th, 2011
1345 Connecticut Ave NW @ The Big Hunt
Joseph Riippi is the author of the novel Do Something! Do Something! Do Something!. His next book, The Orange Suitcase, is forthcoming March 2011 from Ampersand Books. He lives in New York City.
Laura van den Berg’s stories have or will soon appear in Ploughshares, One Story, Boston Review, American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008, Best New American Voices 2010, and The Pushcart Prize XXIV. Her first collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us (Dzanc Books, 2009), was selected for the Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” Program, longlisted for The Story Prize, and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor Award. She currently lives in Baltimore, where she is the 2010-2011 Tickner Fellow at the Gilman School.
Amber Sparks’s work has been featured or is forthcoming in various places, including New York Tyrant, Unsaid, Gargoyle, Barrelhouse, Annalemma, Big Lucks and PANK. She is also the fiction editor at Emprise Review as well as a contributor at the lit blogs Big Other and Vouched, and she lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two beasts.
Paul Zaic is completing his MFA at George Mason University. He is an alumnus of The Squaw Valley Community of Writers (’09). Presently, he is working on a collection of epistolary short stories for his thesis.