Join us this week at George Mason University for a reading featuring 2014 Chapbook Contest winner Anne Lesley Selcer and runner-up Kevin McClellan! We are thrilled that once again our sponsor, the Fall for the Book Festival, will feature the launch of our 2014 chapbook during this week's festival. The festival will run from Sept. 11th-18th, with readings and panels across Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.
The Gazing Grain Press reading will be held from 4:00-5:15 pm on Saturday, September 13th in the Arts Plaza Tent near the Center for the Arts at George Mason University. The event is free to the public and will be followed by a reception. We're excited to hear readings from Anne Lesley and Kevin, as well as to share this year's chapbook, which our staff has been working hard to print and hand-bind these past few weeks.
Gazing Grain will also be exhibiting at Fall for the Book's first book fair all day on Saturday. Check out this post for more information on Saturday's events! The book fair will be located on the front drive near the Center for the Arts and the Arts Plaza tent. Other book fair participants include: Apprentice House Press, Civil Coping Mechanisms, Cottey House Press, Folio, Furniture Press, Gival Press, Paycock Press/Gargoyle Magazine, Phoebe, Potomac Review, Smokelong Quarterly, So to Speak, Sow’s Ear, and Washington Writer’s Publishing House. Saturday parking is free in Mason’s Lot K near the event sites. We'll have our full catalog for sale, including the brand new from A Book of Poems on Beauty!
In addition, we encourage you to check out the rest of this week's events, including readings by past contest judge Brian Teare, Martín Espada, Linda Hogan, Roxane Gay, Timothy Donnelly, Dorothea Lasky, and many others. As always, the festival organizers have put together an amazing line-up, and we're delighted to be in such excellent company.