Friday, June 20, 2008


Three Upcoming Events

Berger, Browning, Ross Read at Torture Survivors Solidarity Vigil
Saturday, June 28, 7:30 pm

DC Poets Against the War Sarah Browning, Rose Berger and Joseph Ross will read their poetry at TASSC's Anti-Torture Vigil, Saturday, June 28th 7:30pm, Lafayette Park, in front of the White House.

The Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) International ( holds a vigil every year near the UN International Day in Support of Survivors and Victims of Torture. This year the 11th Annual 24-Hour Vigil is at Lafayette Park in front of the White House, June 28 ,7:00 AM to June 29, 7:00 AM. Please come join the survivors, their friends, families, and supporters, in solidarity against the practice of torture.

Sarah Browning is the coordinator of DC Poets Against the War and Split This Rock Poetry Festival. Rose Berger and Joseph Ross were co-editors of Cut Loose The Body: An Anthology of Poems on Torture.

For more information about TASSC International, please visit If you have questions about the Vigil or how you can help, please contact or call TASSC's office at 202-529-2991.


John Murillo and Suzanne Zweizig at Miller Cabin
Tuesday, June 24, 7:30 pm

The Word Works is pleased to invite you to the 2008 Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series hosted by Kathi Morrison-Taylor and Melissa Tuckey.

Tuesday, June 24, at 7:30 pm, the reading features John Murillo and Suzanne Zweizig

The reading is followed by an open mic and reception.

The Miller Cabin is located at Picnic Grove 6 on Beach Drive at the Military road Overpass in Rock Creek Park.

Rain location for this program: Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5413 16th Street, NW, DC
Enter through alley at the back of church
For more info, call Kathi Morrison Taylor at 703-820-8133

John Murillo is a Cave Canem fellow and graduate of New York University's MFA program in creative writing. His poetry has appeared in such publications as Ploughshares, Ninth Letter, Lumina, and the anthology, DC Poets Against the War. His awards include two Larry Neal Writers' Awards, a 2008 Pushcart Prize nomination, and fellowships from The New York Times and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Suzanne Zweizig's poetry has appeared in The Beloit Poetry Journal, Subtropics, and Niedergasse. Her creative nonfiction has been anthologized in Ticking Along Free, published in Switzerland. She received a MacDowell Fellowship for her poetry in 2008 and was a semi-finalist in The Nation/Discovery contest for emerging poets in 2004. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She works at the Swiss Embassy in Washington DC.


The Arts Club of Washington Presents: Sandra Beasley & Sarah Browning
Tuesday, June 24, 20086:30 pm

A reading by two Arts Club literary lights. Club member and Literary Committee Chair Sandra Beasley has recently made her debut with Theories of Falling, published by New Issues Poetry & Prose. Whiskey in the Garden of Eden, the first book of poetry by Sarah Browning, the club's administrator for the National Award for Arts Writing, was published by The Word Works in 2007. The evening is free and open to the public.

6:30 pm: Enjoy a glass of wine
7:00 pm: Program
8:00 pm: Reception and book signing

Cosponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc.

Arts Club of Washington
2017 I Street, NWWashington, DC
Farragut North, Farragut West Metros

Sandra Beasley works as an editor at The American Scholar. She is the Literary Chair of the Arts Club of Washington, and coached the Virginia State Champion in the 2007 Poetry Out Loud competition. She has also served as a board member for the Word Works, a local literary non-profit, and as the Editor-in-Chief of Folio. Theories of Falling received the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize, selected by Marie Howe. Other awards include the 2008 Maureen Egen Exchange Award from Poets and Writers and the 2006 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize from Passages North, at Northern Michigan University.

Sarah Browning is the author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden (The Word Works, 2007) and coeditor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology (Argonne House, 2004). She administers the National Award for Arts Writing at the Arts Club of Washington and is director of Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness. A recipient of an artist fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and a Creative Communities Initiative grant, she also hosts the Sunday Kind of Love poetry series at Busboys & Poets in Washington, DC.

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