What’s Coming Down the Pike
at the Summer Supper & Book Club


Don’t let anybody tell you DC’s not a great book town. We’re thick with bookstores and authors, literary institutions large and small—the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Arts, 826DC, etc. etc.

We’re proud to say that we’ve got six of DC’s finest writers involved in our Summer Supper and Book Club, and we thought you, dear readers, might like to know who they are and what they write. Last week, the Summer Supper & Book Club had its first visit from an author, and the room was electric with excitement. You can read Summer Intern and all-around mensch Jack Nessman’s write up of the event over here, in the previous installment of the Writers in Schools blog. 

Here’s a comprehensive list of who we’ve got coming in to meet with students this summer. We’ve pulled together the following links for your Internet surfing pleasure. We’ve got novels, a book of poems, a book of short fiction, and even a work of narrative non-fiction/history on the list. Suffice it to say, our high school participants will be busy reading, writing, and formulating questions for these authors, and as the summer progresses, we’ll post the write-ups of each event right here on the WinS blog so you can hear how the author visit went, so stay posted for more.

Click on the author name to learn more about the writers, and click on the book titles to read up on the texts our Summer Supper & Book Club participants will be reading.  

1. Susan Richards ShrevePlum and Jaggers

2. Danielle EvansBefore You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

3. David TaylorSoul of a People: The WPA Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America

4. Felicia PridePatterson Heights

5. Derrick Weston BrownWisdom Teeth

6. David Ebenbach Between Camelots