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Signal Boost: DC Area: Call for Authors, Call for Poets

Greetings! My name is Rashid Darden. I am a novelist and a member of Gamma Xi Phi, the professional fraternity for men and women in the arts. I am writing you today to ask for your help in securing novelists and poets for two upcoming events. Please consider participating yourself or forwarding this email to someone who might. I can be reached at for further information.

Event #1: A Novel Affair

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 1pm-4pm at the Greater Tried Stone Baptist Church in Columbia Heights (tentative location), GXP will be hosting between 5-7 novelists who have volunteered to read excerpts from their novels and provide encouraging remarks to novelists and aspiring novelists. This event is in conjunction with other FREE National Novel Writing Month activities across the city.

We are looking for published novelists - traditional, independent/self, and small press are all welcome. Three have already confirmed and we would like no more than four additional novelists. The novelists and/or their publishers will also have the opportunity to sell their works at the event.

Interested novelists should contact Rashid Darden at no later than August 31, 2014.

Event #2: Living Black History - A Poetic Teach-In

On Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 2pm to 7pm at the Greater Tried Stone Baptist Church in Columbia Heights (tentative location), GXP will be hosting a poetic teach-in to honor Black History Month. We are recruiting a combination of local poetry professors, English teachers, and working poets to lecture, teach, and perform in 20-minute blocks. The purpose of this FREE community event is to highlight the contributions of black poets to the literary and cultural landscape.

We have many slots available but want to have a balance of seasoned poetic veterans and new/emerging poets. Although this is not a competition, slam teams are just as welcome as individual written poets.

Interested poets and poetry educators should contact Rashid Darden at no later than November 30, 2014.


For more about Gamma Xi Phi, please visit or The chapter in Washington, DC is home to the first national president of the fraternity as well as working writers, photographers, and performing artists.

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Pro-tip: Be as poetic about brown eyes as you are about blue or green eyes.



If you can’t think beyond “chocolate eyes” or “brown orbs,” to match “cerulean orbs” or “emerald eyes,” then you need to do better.

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