We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting an offsite reading event and open mic for the 2017 AWP Conference in Washington, D.C.

On Thursday, February 9th from 5-7 p.m., we’ll be taking over the upstairs dining room at Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Ave NW).

The first hour of the reading will feature Greatist authors Lisa Marie Basile, Laura-Eve Engel, and Sean Patrick Mulroy.

During the second hour, we’ll offer an open mic for writers who want to share personal essays that engage with the subjects of emotional, mental, or physical health. These can be tales of love lost, weight gained, friendships broken, fears faced, or any other aspect of the ways we try to live our lives just a little bit better… and screw up in the process.

If you’d like a chance to read during the open mic, show up early for the event—5 p.m.—when you can add your name to the list. First come, first approved!

Admission is free. Tip your bartender!

And if you’re interested in pitching us