DC Happening

Tarartomatic : One Woman’s Artomatic Journey

I found out about Artomatic on the very last day of the very first one, back in 1999. It was one of those sunny, dusty, urban spring afternoons, and a friend and I trekked to the 1300 block of Florida

Artomatic: March 24 to May 6 in Crystal City

Artomatic is a DC metro area institution. It calls itself an “artist-run, unjuried, multimedia arts temporary event that draws together visual and performing artists.” Basically, a huge group of artists commandeers a large space somewhere in the metro DC area and celebrates

Tips & More Information About the DC Arts & Humanities Grants for 2016

    Deadlines to apply for DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities grants for Financial Year 2016 are quickly approaching. For more information about these grants, see our post A Look at DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

A Look at DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Grants

  The deadlines for 2016 grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities begin in May 2015. The qualifications for applying for DCCAH grants are:  Be artists or arts professionals (e.g., presenters, producers and educators), aged 18 or

An Interview with Jenny Offill

Jenny Offill’s first novel, Last Things, was a New York Times Notable book and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award. She is also the author of four children’s books: While you Were Napping, 11 Experiments That Failed,

Sweet, Sweet Victory at the Annual Literary Desserts Party

  For the graduate students in the Literature (MA) and Creative Writing (MFA) programs at AU, September brought workshops, reading lists, rough drafts—and desserts. At the annual Literary Desserts party on Saturday, hosted at the home of Professor Rachel Louise

Humanity and Humor: PEN/Faulkner Recognizes George Saunders’ Greatness

“Revision is love,” said George Saunders from the pulpit at the Church of the Reformation, across the street from the Library of Congress, after receiving the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the art of the short story. “It’s a means

Graduating MFA Students to Read at Historic Politics & Prose

In The Writing Life Annie Dillard states: “When you write, you lay out a line of words. The line of words is a miner’s pick, a wood carver’s gouge, a surgeon’s probe. You wield it, and it digs a path

Folio Launch Party to be Held at 826DC

The newest issue of Folio will be hot off the presses this week. Included is Roxane Gay’s stellar essay “Girls Girls Girls,” which first appeared – famously – at The Rumpus, and is being reprinted in this 2013 issue of Folio. The issue also includes poetry

An Interview with 826DC’s Joe Callahan

826DC is a nonprofit organization that provides writing workshops, tutoring, and more to students in the DC area. 826DC operates out of The Museum of Unnatural History, a quirky storefront featuring everything from cans of Primordial Soup to supplements to