Hello everyone! As you probably already know since I’ve been posting it on Facebook relentlessly, the RVA Lit Crawl is in full swing and Parhelion reads tonight at Sugar & Twine at 8 pm. This event is all about supporting local Richmond writers. Here’s the Lit Crawl description as completely lifted from their site:
RVA LitCrawl: Where Readers and Writers Unite
The RVA LitCrawl is a two-day reading series that takes place in the creatively vibrant Richmond, Virginia. The event began in 2017 with over 70 published writers from the region reading at cafes, galleries, shops, hotels, and hostels.
Our goal is to celebrate the literary talent that resides in Richmond and to make connections with those who love to read. Join us for a celebration of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that invites everyone to the writers’ table. We’ll sweep through the many shops and restaurants in Carytown, where your favorite authors will share their work on social justice, women writing for women, literature for young people, LGBTQ+ lives, and much more.
Tonight, you’ll hear the following authors read with us:
Lindsay A. Chudzick
Lindsay A. Chudzik’s work has appeared in The Chiron Review, Clementine Unbound, and Fredericksburg Literary & Art Review, among others. Currently, she is Editor in Chief of Feels Blind Literary, an Assistant Professor of Writing at VCU, and a recipient of a Gulf-South Summit Award for excellence in community-engaged teaching.
Colleen Curran is the author of the novel Whores on the Hill (Vintage Original/Random House) which was selected as a best debut by NPR and the editor of the literary anthology Altared: Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, and What Women Really Think About Contemporary Weddings (Anchor Books). Her short stories have been published in places like Alaska Quarterly Review, Glimmer Train, Hayden’s Ferry Review and Parhelion Literary Magazine. She is a staff writer at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, where she writes about arts and entertainment.
Kathleen Graber is the author of Correspondence (2006), winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and a finalist for the National Poetry Series and The Eternal City (2010), which was chosen for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets and a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. Her next book, The River Twice, is forthcoming in September, also from Princeton.
Patty Smith’s publications include her recent novel The Year of Needy Girls (Kaylie Jones Books / Akashic Books, 2017). Her nonfiction has appeared in Nine Lives: A Life in Ten Minutes Anthology, Older Queer Voices: The Intimacy of Survival, as well as in several anthologies.
If I must say, this is a pretty amazing lineup of writers I’ve pulled together and I feel very impressed with myself. I’m looking forward to seeing these ladies tonight, and, thanks to my strategic scheduling, we can continue our conversations / mingling at the RVA Lit Crawl After Party at Can Can.
See you tonight!