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The Washington Writers’ Publishing House Launch — K. Avvirin Berlin, Len Kruger, and Bernardine Watson

Location Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
Date Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration   1 hours
Link https://www.politics-prose.com/wwph-2023
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The Washington Writers’ Publishing House is thrilled to announce the 2023 winners of its annual poetry, fiction, and first-ever creative nonfiction manuscript contest: K. Avvirin Berlin of Charlottesville, VA, for her poetry collection, Leda’s Daughters, Len Kruger of Washington, DC, for his novel, Bad Questions, and Bernardine (“Dine”) Watson of Washington, DC, for her memoir, Transplant. Each writer will receive $1,500, editorial guidance, publication by The Washington Writers’ Publishing House in October 2023, and launch support.  

K. Avvirin Berlin is an Assistant Professor of English at Washington and Lee University. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity from USC, an M.A. in American Indian Studies from UCLA, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poems have been published in The Georgia Review, Boston Review online, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Beloit Poetry Journal. Her scholarship on Sojourner Truth and Black feminism is forthcoming in Nineteenth-Century Literature; scholarly reviews have appeared in Women’s Review of Books. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband and their two cats. Leda's Daughters  is her debut collection

Len Kruger lives in Washington, DC. His short fiction has appeared in Zoetrope: All Story, The Barcelona Review, The Potomac Review, Gargoyle, Splonk, and the anthology, This is What America Looks Like: Fiction and Poetry from DC, Maryland, and Virginia. He was the fiction winner of the 2021 annual writing contest sponsored by the Inner Loop and District Fray Magazine. Kruger is a graduate of the MFA Program at the University of Maryland.

Bernardine (Dine) Watson is a nonfiction writer and poet, originally from Philadelphia but now lives in Washington, DC. She has written on social policy issues for numerous major foundations, nonprofit organizations, The Washington Post's Health and Science section and She the People blog. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Bourgeon, Rising Voices (University Professors Press), Sanctuary (Darkhouse Books), and The Great World of Days (Day Eight Arts). Dine is a member of the 2015 class of the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities Poet in Progress Program and was selected to participate in the 2017 and 2018 classes of the Hurston Wright Foundation’s Summer Writers’ Workshop for Poetry. She was name one of Poet & Writer's Magazine's "5 over 50" debut authors for 2023. Dine is a member of Day Eight Art’s Board of Directors.

This event is free with first come, first served seating.

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