Joelle Biele discovered Elizabeth Bishop's poetry while studying at Tufts University. Ten years, one marriage, and three kids later, Biele found herself poring through manuscripts at the New York Public Library—letters between the Pulitzer Prize winner and her editors at The New Yorker about her frequent, and sometimes infrequent, submissions. Biele read through every letter, [...]
Posts Tagged ‘the writer’s center’
Amy here from Free in DC bringing you some highlights from my site. With so many festivals, open houses, and art openings this weekend, this post is organized primarily by theme rather than just by date. All of these events are totally free to attend, though it’s always great to show your support for local [...]
Since its debut last September, Story/Stereo has hosted unlikely combinations of poets, authors, and musicians—from jazz poet Brian Gilmore to post-punk legend J. Robbins (Jawbox, Office of Future Plans)—and it's all been entirely free. It all takes place just outside the District at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, which curates the literature portion of the [...]
There's no question that J. Robbins can still rock-out–Jawbox's recent sorta-reunion proved that much (although NBC Universal seems to have stricken the video footage from the internet). But nailing the coffee house vibe? That's another mater entirely.
Friday night Robbins–accompanied by cellist Gordon Withers and the smallest drum machine I've ever seen–performed an all acoustic [...]
There's more to life than gigs.
A handful of area musicians are keeping that notion in mind this weekend, stepping outside their comfort zones for collaborative, one-night-only performances. There's Zomes, the drone-y project of Lungfish's Asa Osborne, which performs tonight at the Writer's Center in Bethesda as part of the ongoing Story/Stereo series. For the performance, [...]