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Washington Writers' Publishing House Washington Writers' Publishing House is a non-profit small publisher. In 2021, WWPH will publish THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE: Poetry and Fiction from DC, MARYLAND and VIRGINIA.

Washington Writers' Publishing House is a non-profit organization that has published over 50 volumes of poetry since 1975 and so far nearly a dozen volumes of fiction. The press sponsors an annual competition, featured in Poets & Writers, for writers living in the Washington-Baltimore area, and the winners of each category (one each in poetry and fiction) comprise our set of published works each year.

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All our WWPH books are for sale for Mother's Day!! 15% off when you use the promocode MOTHERSDAY at www.washingtonwriter...
04/30/2021

All our WWPH books are for sale for Mother's Day!! 15% off when you use the promocode MOTHERSDAY at www.washingtonwriters.org. (and Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9, kids!)

TGIF, WORLD!! 🦉🦉

All our WWPH books are for sale for Mother's Day!! 15% off when you use the promocode MOTHERSDAY at www.washingtonwriters.org. (and Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9, kids!)

TGIF, WORLD!! 🦉🦉

Thank you, Bethesda Magazine for highlighting THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE !! #amreading #bethesdamagazineAnd if you ...
04/29/2021

Thank you, Bethesda Magazine for highlighting THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE !!
#amreading #bethesdamagazine

And if you don't have YOUR copy yet, it's on sale right now! Use our promocode MOTHERSDAY, save 15% --only at www.washingtonwriters.com

Thank you, Bethesda Magazine for highlighting THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE !!
#amreading #bethesdamagazine

And if you don't have YOUR copy yet, it's on sale right now! Use our promocode MOTHERSDAY, save 15% --only at www.washingtonwriters.com

THANK YOU, Grace Cavalieri!!  The Maryland Poet Laureate and host of The Poet and The Poem for The Library of Congress i...
04/28/2021
Grace Cavalieri - This is What America Looks Like

THANK YOU, Grace Cavalieri!! The Maryland Poet Laureate and host of The Poet and The Poem for The Library of Congress interviews the co-editors of THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE --Jona Colson and Caroline Bock. We read from the anthology-(special shout out to Danielle Stonehirsch, Andrew Tran, Fran Abrams and more)- and Jona and I read from our own poetry and fiction too! Thank you, Grace-- as one of the founders of our nonprofit, cooperative, all-volunteer press, you continue to support and inspire our work!!

MOTHER'S DAY SALE! All WWPH titles 15% off with promo code MOTHERSDAY only at www.washingtonwriters.org🦉🤗🦉Sale ends May ...
04/27/2021

MOTHER'S DAY SALE! All WWPH titles 15% off with promo code MOTHERSDAY only at www.washingtonwriters.org🦉🤗🦉

Sale ends May 9th. And FYI, if you have kids like mine: Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th😀

#mothersday2021 #indiebookstore

Shout out to Serena Agusto-Cox for this interview! And read on...there are a number of 'shout outs' to the writers in TH...
04/25/2021
Interview: Caroline Bock, fiction editor of This Is What America Looks Like

Shout out to Serena Agusto-Cox for this interview! And read on...there are a number of 'shout outs' to the writers in THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE in this piece!!

#writingcommunity #writers #writerslift 🦉

This Is What America Looks Like, edited by Caroline Bock and Jona Colson, has been the talk of the Washington, D.C., area, with a number of readings and launch...

"The anthology features meditations on the deeply ingrained institutionalized racism in this country, along with varied ...
04/23/2021

"The anthology features meditations on the deeply ingrained institutionalized racism in this country, along with varied reflections on immigration, sexism, political division, loneliness, and abuse. It asks us to ponder our identities, to consider who we think we are and how society perceives us. Who are we as we move forward? What needs to change?"--Just thought I'd share this from our review in Washington Independent Review of Books

And if you don't have your own copy of THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE: Poetry & Fiction from DC, Maryland and Virginia -- tomorrow is #independentbookstoreday !! Some of our favorite bookstores are Politics and Prose Bookstore The Ivy Bookshop and One More Page Books & More... your favorites?

"The anthology features meditations on the deeply ingrained institutionalized racism in this country, along with varied reflections on immigration, sexism, political division, loneliness, and abuse. It asks us to ponder our identities, to consider who we think we are and how society perceives us. Who are we as we move forward? What needs to change?"--Just thought I'd share this from our review in Washington Independent Review of Books

And if you don't have your own copy of THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE: Poetry & Fiction from DC, Maryland and Virginia -- tomorrow is #independentbookstoreday !! Some of our favorite bookstores are Politics and Prose Bookstore The Ivy Bookshop and One More Page Books & More... your favorites?

Listen up, world!! The wonderful folks at Enoch Pratt Free Library created a PODCAST!!! It's our first THIS IS WHAT AMER...
04/22/2021
Creative State of Our Union: Readings and Discussion - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Listen up, world!! The wonderful folks at Enoch Pratt Free Library created a PODCAST!!! It's our first THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE podcast! 🦉🎉 https://live.prattlibrary.org/820

Hear our writers: Adam Schwartz, Caron Garcia Martinez, Hayes Davis, and Sarah Browning along with our publisher Kathleen Wheaton, editors Jona Colson and Caroline Bock

#writingcommunity #librarylove

Join us for readings and discussion inspired by the Washington Writers' Publishing House's new anthology, This Is What America Looks Like: Poetry and Fiction from DC, Maryland, and Virginia, 111 works by 100 writers. Editor Kathleen Wheaton describes this anthology as "a picture of our time, our sh...

04/22/2021

CONGRATULATIONS to Myna Chang and her flash fiction "The Sky Stretches Clear and Whole for a Single, Hovering Heartbeat," which is included in THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE -- and which was selected for The Best Small Fictions 2021 !!

We ❤ all our 100 writers and their 111 works in our anthology, but congrats today Myna!! ❤🦉🎉

04/22/2021

Our next reading, hosted by Reston's Used Book Shop and Nathan Leslie -- on MONDAY, April 26th at 7 pm for THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE: Poetry & Fiction from DC, Maryland and Virginia -- features all Virginia writers!! VIRTUAL, LIVE, FREE.

Come hear these writers: Marcy Dilworth, Gregory Luce, Cedric Tillman, Leona Sevick, and Ariel Goldenthal and find out: what does America look like??

Link below for details!! 🦉🤓🦉

And if you don't have your copy of this anthology featuring 100 writers and 111 works -- purchase at Reston's Used Bookstore!!

#writerscommunity #poetrycommunity #virginiawriters

04/21/2021

We have some wonderful writers with THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE !!

One of our wonderful writers -- Taylor Ramage -- did a very personal review of stories and poems in our anthology, This ...
04/21/2021
Published In An Anthology // Authortube

One of our wonderful writers -- Taylor Ramage -- did a very personal review of stories and poems in our anthology, This is What America Looks Like: Poetry & Fiction from DC, Maryland and Virginia.
Thank you so much, Taylor Ramage!! Watch -- she has terrific insights !! Plus, she reads her own soaring flash fiction story in the anthology, THE LONGEST BAPTISM

And of course buy a copy -- available in trade paperback at www.washingtonwriters.org

I got published in a print anthology called This Is What America Looks Like! The theme is what America is/was/could be. Today, I'm highlighting my favorite p...

We're so excited about this literary event with the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Wednesday, April 21st from 7:00-8:30 pm,...
04/17/2021

We're so excited about this literary event with the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Wednesday, April 21st from 7:00-8:30 pm, EDT -- it's FREE, VIRTUAL. It's a deep dive the CREATIVE STATE OF OUR UNION! It's live on Zoom and on Facebook Live. Please register for the link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/487921715564703
And join us and our noted writers --Adam Schwartz, Darlene Taylor, Hayes Davis and Sarah Browning along with our publisher and moderator Kathleen Wheaton.
This is not-to-be missed discussion-- and readings--from THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE: Poetry & Fiction from DC, Maryland and Virginia.
Join us!! 🦉

We're so excited about this literary event with the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Wednesday, April 21st from 7:00-8:30 pm, EDT -- it's FREE, VIRTUAL. It's a deep dive the CREATIVE STATE OF OUR UNION! It's live on Zoom and on Facebook Live. Please register for the link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/487921715564703
And join us and our noted writers --Adam Schwartz, Darlene Taylor, Hayes Davis and Sarah Browning along with our publisher and moderator Kathleen Wheaton.
This is not-to-be missed discussion-- and readings--from THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE: Poetry & Fiction from DC, Maryland and Virginia.
Join us!! 🦉

Celebrating National Poetry Month --Thursday, April 8th at 5:30 pm -- FREE, VIRTUAL, JOIN US!!#poetrycommunity #poetsofi...
04/07/2021

Celebrating National Poetry Month --Thursday, April 8th at 5:30 pm -- FREE, VIRTUAL, JOIN US!!
#poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetry

Celebrating National Poetry Month --Thursday, April 8th at 5:30 pm -- FREE, VIRTUAL, JOIN US!!
#poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetry

CALLING ALL POETS!!  All lovers of poetry!! This Thursday, April 8 at 5:30 pm -- THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE and the...
04/07/2021

CALLING ALL POETS!! All lovers of poetry!! This Thursday, April 8 at 5:30 pm -- THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE and the GLOBAL HUMANITIES INSTITUTE at Montgomery College present poetry readings in celebration of National Poetry Month with:

Kateema Lee
David Lott
Robert Giron
Kathleen O’Toole
Chris Ankney
plus poetry editor Jona Colson as host!!

Time: 5:30-7pm
Where: Zoom! Here's the link-- free, open to all🦉😎https://montgomerycollege.zoom.us/j/92690356495

#NationalPoetryMonth #nationalpoetrymonth2021

CALLING ALL POETS!! All lovers of poetry!! This Thursday, April 8 at 5:30 pm -- THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE and the GLOBAL HUMANITIES INSTITUTE at Montgomery College present poetry readings in celebration of National Poetry Month with:

Kateema Lee
David Lott
Robert Giron
Kathleen O’Toole
Chris Ankney
plus poetry editor Jona Colson as host!!

Time: 5:30-7pm
Where: Zoom! Here's the link-- free, open to all🦉😎https://montgomerycollege.zoom.us/j/92690356495

#NationalPoetryMonth #nationalpoetrymonth2021

READING TONIGHT, Thursday, April 1st from 6-7 p DC Public Library-VIRTUAL, Free via Zoom  join us -- Robert Williams, Da...
04/01/2021

READING TONIGHT, Thursday, April 1st from 6-7 p DC Public Library-VIRTUAL, Free via Zoom join us -- Robert Williams, Darlene Taylor, Mohini Malhotra , Rose Solari, Tara Campbell and Cornelius Eady hosted by editors Caroline Bock and Jona Colson!!

Invite here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-what-america-looks-like-an-author-talk-and-poetry-reading-tickets-143398844805

READING TONIGHT, Thursday, April 1st from 6-7 p DC Public Library-VIRTUAL, Free via Zoom join us -- Robert Williams, Darlene Taylor, Mohini Malhotra , Rose Solari, Tara Campbell and Cornelius Eady hosted by editors Caroline Bock and Jona Colson!!

Invite here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-what-america-looks-like-an-author-talk-and-poetry-reading-tickets-143398844805

Sharing writing from one of our award-winning WWPH fiction writers! #TGIF!
03/26/2021
MORT’S PEN BY PATRICIA SCHULTHEIS | The RavensPerch

Sharing writing from one of our award-winning WWPH fiction writers! #TGIF!

MORT’S PEN BY PATRICIA SCHULTHEIS Mar 24, 2021 | Non-Fiction | 0 | Louche. The man sitting opposite me was louche. I looked up, and there he was, across my dining room table, one arm draped over the back of his chair, suit coat open, tie loosened, dark hair needing a trim. His eyes, not too tired ...

OUR FIRST EVENT in APRIL!!!  THURSDAY, APRIL 1 at 6-7 pm with DC Public Library and INKPEN -- an amazing lineup: fiction...
03/25/2021
Washington Writers' Publishing House | An independent literary publisher based in the Baltimore-DC metro area

OUR FIRST EVENT in APRIL!!! THURSDAY, APRIL 1 at 6-7 pm with DC Public Library and INKPEN -- an amazing lineup: fiction writers Robert J. Williams, Darlene Taylor and Mohini Malhotra and poets Rose Solari, Tara Campbell and Cornelius Eady. JOIN US -- FREE, VIRTUAL, must RVSP for link at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-what-america-looks-like-an-author-talk-and-poetry-reading-tickets-143398844805🦉🤗

And if you don't have your copy of THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE: Poetry & Fiction from DC, Maryland and Virginia -- the DC Public Library system has it on their shelves!! Or, you can buy a copy at www.washingtonwriters.org or www.bookshop.org or your favorite bookseller!

“Washington Writers’ Publishing House involves some of the best writers in the area in its activities and has built an audience of national significance. It is among the most successful recent literary experiments in the country.” —Henry Taylor, Pulitzer Prize Winner

"A poignant, winning anthology born from a nationwide rallying cry....I was especially moved by the breadth of humanity ...
03/25/2021
This Is What America Looks Like | Washington Independent Review of Books

"A poignant, winning anthology born from a nationwide rallying cry....I was especially moved by the breadth of humanity on display in all its sadness, joy, rage, despair, and humor....Timely and moving." We are doing a collective 'happy dance' for this review in Washington Independent Review of Books !! READ ON!

The Independent is an important voice in the community of readers and writers dedicated to book reviews and writing about the world of books.

03/24/2021

So happy to share this! #writerscommunity #poetrycommunity #readacrossamerica #writer🦉

Sharing news from a good friend of WWPH!  On Monday, March 29 at 7 pm join poet/scholar Sarah T. in a two-hour literary ...
03/24/2021
Sugar Cane and Blood in the Artistic Imagination [Lazuli Reading Series]

Sharing news from a good friend of WWPH! On Monday, March 29 at 7 pm join poet/scholar Sarah T. in a two-hour literary seminar SUGAR CANE AND BLOOD IN THE ARTISTIC IMAGINATION -- promises to be insightful, interactive experience --tickets $35.00 -- see link below!

An exploration of sugar cane in literature and art through works by Jean Toomer, Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende, Audre Lorde, and others.

New work from our talented publisher Kathleen Wheaton! Read on!!
03/18/2021
FICTION | Rosa

New work from our talented publisher Kathleen Wheaton! Read on!!

All this was part of the Spanish government’s Pedagogical Mission, a plan that sent university graduates out to the provinces to bring culture to forgotten corners of Spain.

TONIGHT! Thursday, March 18 at 8 pm! OUR POETS TAKE CENTER STAGE!! FREE! VIRTUAL...Link here!  Zoom poetry reading link:...
03/18/2021

TONIGHT! Thursday, March 18 at 8 pm! OUR POETS TAKE CENTER STAGE!! FREE! VIRTUAL...Link here!

Zoom poetry reading link: https://zoom.us/j/92124073462

The Takoma Park Arts arts series will feature a live poetry reading with 7 poets whose work is included in "This Is What America Looks Like," a new anthology of poetry and fiction from the Washington Writers' Publishing House. The poets' work addresses timeless themes and contemporary issues such as racial justice, the COVID pandemic, and other forces shaping our society.
The poets include Fran Abrams, Jessica Garratt, Christopher Goodrich, Nubia Kai, Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Goddonny Normil, and Takoma Park Poet Laureate Kathleen O'Toole. Anthology poetry editor Jona Colson will emcee the reading and an audience Q&A. Don't miss it!

Thank you Takoma Park Artists' Group The Takoma Park Arts Series!! This is what America (should) look like!.... TIWALL

TONIGHT! Thursday, March 18 at 8 pm! OUR POETS TAKE CENTER STAGE!! FREE! VIRTUAL...Link here!

Zoom poetry reading link: https://zoom.us/j/92124073462

The Takoma Park Arts arts series will feature a live poetry reading with 7 poets whose work is included in "This Is What America Looks Like," a new anthology of poetry and fiction from the Washington Writers' Publishing House. The poets' work addresses timeless themes and contemporary issues such as racial justice, the COVID pandemic, and other forces shaping our society.
The poets include Fran Abrams, Jessica Garratt, Christopher Goodrich, Nubia Kai, Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Goddonny Normil, and Takoma Park Poet Laureate Kathleen O'Toole. Anthology poetry editor Jona Colson will emcee the reading and an audience Q&A. Don't miss it!

Thank you Takoma Park Artists' Group The Takoma Park Arts Series!! This is what America (should) look like!.... TIWALL

THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE... poetry and fiction readings this Tuesday, March 16 with The Inner Loop: A Literary Re...
03/15/2021

THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE... poetry and fiction readings this Tuesday, March 16 with The Inner Loop: A Literary Reading Series at 7:30 and this Thursday, March 18 with Takoma Park Arts ! JOIN US!!! Free! Virtual! 🦉

An AMAZING ARTICLE on THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE by Hannah Grieco for the Washington City Paper! She notes:  "This ...
03/11/2021
An All-Volunteer Publishing House Says This Is What America Looks Like

An AMAZING ARTICLE on THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE by Hannah Grieco for the Washington City Paper! She notes: "This Is What America Looks Like is wildly diverse, with short stories exploring D.C.’s streets and landscapes and poetry speaking to relationships and experiences that redefine what identity means."

We are humbled and grateful!! Read what she says about our work, which includes special shout outs to Mary Kay Zuravleff, Robert Williams, Robert Herschbach, Tara Campbell, Venus Thrash and more!!

And copies of This Is What America Looks Like: Poetry & Fiction from DC, Maryland and Virginia are now for sale at www.washingtonwriters.org and Politics and Prose Bookstore and everywhere books are sold online! Look for our upcoming readings... free...virtual... Saturday, March 13 at 11 am, ET with the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival and on Tuesday, March 16th at 7:30 pm, ET with The Inner Loop: TIL + TIWALL

THIS is what America looks like!!! Caroline

Washington Writers’ Publishing House managed to launch an anthology, This Is What America Looks Like, in a year without in-person events.

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Washington Writers' Publishing House is a non-profit organization that has published over 50 volumes of poetry since 1973 and so far nearly a dozen volumes of fiction. The press sponsors an annual competition, featured in Poets & Writers, for writers living in the Washington-Baltimore area, and the winners of each category (one each in poetry and fiction) comprise our set of published works each year.

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