Upcoming events:

Thursday, April 8, 2021 – Readings on The Pike (7:00pm EST)

  • A series of readings by (mostly) local writers. Readings on the Pike seeks to showcase a diverse array of voices and words, refusing to embrace the traditional focus on older, straight, white men as pillars of the literary community. That lens isn’t our lens at Readings on the Pike. Pretty much any other lens is our lens. Hosted on the second Thursday of each month via Zoom until we’re back at Acme Pie Company in Arlington!

Past events:

Thursday, October 2, 2019 – The Crown – Hey You, Come Back VIII: Phototaxis (8:00pm – 9:30pm EST)

  • Reading series “Hey You, Come Back!” featuring performances by Baltimore-based writers Danny Duffy, Allison McCarthy, and Valeria Fuentes. Come hang out. Have a Natty Boh, dog some K fries, tip your bartender, support your friends and local writers. It’s all very cute.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 – Normal’s Books and Records – Queer Voices II (2:30pm EST)

  • Queer Voices – Silence = Death: An Afternoon of Speech. Featuring John Eaton, Allison McCarthy, Michael Willis and Mónica Teresa Ortiz.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Press Press – Writers for Migrant Justice: Baltimore Reading! (7:00pm – 9:00pm EST)

  • Writers for Migrant Justice is a nationally-coordinated effort to host literary readings in nearly 40 cities across the country to raise funds for Immigrant Families Together in supporting detained migrants. Readers include Shabnam Samuel, Mejdulene Shomali, Erika Franz, Nancy Nguyen, Kevin Griffin Moreno, Allison McCarthy, Valeria Fuentes and Saida Agostini.

Saturday, August 3, 2019 – The DC Center for the LGBT Community – OutWrite  (12:00pm EST)

  • OutWrite is a nonprofit festival celebrating LGBT Literature at the Reeves Center, centrally located on U Street NW and home to the The DC Center for the LGBT Community.   The 2019 festival will feature the panel Through Code and Cypher – a nonfiction reading by L’Monique King, K Tyler Christensen, Tyler Mendelsohn, and Allison McCarthy. The panel will be moderated by Zach Powers, the Director of Communications for The Writer’s Center.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 – University of Baltimore, William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, Room BC135  (1:30pm EST)

  • The 15th Annual CityLit Festival will feature the panel Find A Way: #MeToo Movement – A quote adopted from the op-ed piece by Diana Nyad, “My Life After Sexual Assault” and a provocative session in the wake of the #MeToo Movement created by Tarana Burke. “It was a catchphrase to be used from survivor to survivor to let folks know that they were not alone and that a movement for radical healing was happening and possible.” The renewed awareness of relationships of power, in general, exploring the ways in which men and women writers have been confronted with issues of sexism, sexual abuse, race, body image, and disability is more important than ever. This session, curated by novelist Jen Michalski, includes authors Susi Wyss, Kenneth Rogers, Laura Bogart, Allison McCarthy, and Hannah J. Sawyerr.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – Georgetown University’s Edward B. Bunn S.J. Intercultural Center, Room 462 (4-6pm EST)

  • Please join contributors from Shira Tarrant’s landmark anthology Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century (Routledge) for a reading and panel discussion. Speakers include Soraya Chemaly, Noah Lewis and Allison McCarthy.

Friday, December 5, 2014 – Penn Book Center (6-8pm EST)

  • Join us for a discussion with editor Lisa Factora-Borchers and contributors Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Desire Vincent & Allison McCarthy of Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence from AK Press.

 Sunday, September 7, 2014 – Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse (5-7pm EST)

  • This September will mark the five year anniversary of the release of Hoax #1! September will also mark the release our 10th issue. As of the release of Hoax #9, the project has featured 145 contributors from writers, artists and feminists of various backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, citizenships, and genders. As of the release of the #10th issue, the number of contributors will be closer to 200. We have decided to celebrate by putting together a “5 years of Hoax” mini-tour. Confirmed readers: Allison Hall, Allison McCarthy, Anjana Rao, Miriam C, Cassandra Leveille, Taryn Hipp, rachel & sari (Hoax editors!)

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