Saturday, October 9, 8:00 p.m.
Brian Evenson and Craig Watson
@ Ruthless Grip
We hope you can join us on Saturday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Printmakers Gallery (1732 Connecticut Ave., second floor, several blocks north of the Dupont Circle Q Street Metro exit) for the next event in the Ruthless Grip reading series, featuring fiction writer BRIAN EVENSON and poet CRAIG WATSON.

BRIAN EVENSON is the author of seven books of fiction, most recently _Dark Property_ (Black Square, 2002) and _The Wavering Knife_ (FC2, 2004). His first book, _Altmann's Tongue_, was praised by philosopher Gilles Deleuze and his work has been described by critics as "like Gabriel Garcia Marquez on really, really bad acid" and by writer Rikki Ducornet as "a brilliant, rageful, necromantic and philosophic swarm of nightmares and lingering fevers." He is a Senior Editor at Conjunctions magazine and teaches at Brown University.

CRAIG WATSON has been a theater manager, corporate executive, technical writer, volunteer fire fighter, strategic planner and college instructor, among other vocations. Currently, he works as literary manager for a professional theater in Rhode Island, an adjunct professor in creative writing (poetry and drama) at Brown University and Wheaton College, and emergency management director for the island town where he lives. His ten books of poetry began with _Drawing A Blank_ (Singing Horse Press, 1980) and most recently include _Free Will_ (Roof, 2000) and _True News_ (Instance, 2002). Married with three children, he is also co-publisher (with Michael Gizzi) of QUA Books. In 1969 and 1970 he lived in an apartment on Connecticut Avenue at DuPont Circle, as he worked to bring down another reign of terror, that imposed by Richard Nixon.

Ruthless Grip readings have a $3 cover, which can be waived for anyone who really needs it.

We hope to see you there and for all festivities afterwards.