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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

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James Mattson, Linda Schlossberg, and Lindsey Royce

Sat, 16 Dec, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us on December 16th for our Open Door Reading, as part of our annual Holiday Book Fair. Immediately after the reading our annual Holiday Book Fair will feature local literary journals and presses selling books, journals, and gifts! More information here.

Our free Saturday reading will feature Lindsey Royce, Linda Schlossberg, and James Han Mattson. Lindsey Royce reads from Bare Hands, her recent collection of poems which has been praised by Molly Peacock as a virtuoso debut. Novelist James Han Mattson reads from The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves. Both writers explore trauma and the struggle for redemption through the respective lenses of poetry and prose. 

James Han Mattson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has taught at the University of Iowa, the University of Cape Town, the University of Maryland, the George Washington University, and the University of California – Berkeley. A Michener-Copernicus Award recipient, he has worked as a staff writer and editor for Pagoda Foreign Language Institute, the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, and Logogog – South Africa.The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves is his first novel.

Lindsey Royce holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston, an M.A. from New York University, and an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College. Her first book, Bare Hands, was released in September of 2016. Royce’s poems have appeared in numerous American periodicals. She currently lives and teaches in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  

Linda Schlossberg received her Ph.D in English and American Literature from Harvard and now serves as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies for WGS. Linda has published essays on various aspects of nineteenth-century British literature and culture and is the co-editor of Passing: Identity and Interpretation in Sexuality, Race, and Religion (NYU Press). She is the past recipient of a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (Haverford College) and has also won prizes for her fiction writing. Her first novel, Life in Miniature, was published in winter 2010.

Location: The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
Fees: FREE
Contact: 301-654-8664 or b@writer.org
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Category: Open Door Reading
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