The DC Poetry Project will showcase the books and chapbooks of its members at the Saturday, October 24, DC AUTHORS FESTIVAL ( http://dclibrary.org/dcauthorfest ) to be held at the Martin Luther King Library in downtown DC. Our table will be one of the 40 tables featured during the festival. The books and chapbooks of DCPP members (DC based) will be available for sale to the public during the festival hours from 10:00am - 4:00pm.
DCPP poets are invited to participate thru:
1) Providing 10-15 copies of your poetry book for sale, on consignment to DCPP.
2) Providing 2-3 poems for inclusion in the poetry scrolls (see below).
3) Visiting the event and volunteering your time to be at the table during the event.
4) Providing any input, suggestions, or ideas you may have concerning how we can make this an excellent, productive, and positive experience for our poets.
Please note: All materials should be submitted to DCPP member Pat Jacobs (Event Host) by Saturday, October 17, 2015.
DCPP member Miss Kiane will also be one of the 40 featured authors at the FESTIVAL! She will be showcasing her chapbook Syncopated Hearts at her own table. According to Miss Kiane, the chapbook is literally a hodgepodge of poems in four categories: Grief, Faith, Urban Living and Whimsy. She also shared that many of the pieces were written fairly recently and the title piece, Syncopated Hearts, was a product of one of the DCPP Writers Workshops! The collection of poems is one of three publications and speaks to the loss of her grandmother, the questions of her faith and her experiences living in Southeast DC. It also touches on emotional despair, human connectivity and the carefreeness of a poet. Congratulations, Miss Kiane!
The DCPP will provide gratis "poetry scrolls" for attendees who visit our table and for the public, which will feature the work of DCPP members. Poetry scrolls are poems written or typed on paper and rolled up to share with others. In many instances, scrolls help to personalize the sentiments being expressed in the poems. Some of these poetry scrolls will be available prior to the festival and distributed at various DC area events to invite people to visit our table and to join the DCPP.
For more information about the DCPP table and the poetry scrolls, please contact Pat Jacobs at [masked] or 202/[masked]. In addition, please let us know if there are other DCPP members scheduled to be featured at the Festival. We would like to share this important information with the entire group.