Thursday, September 29, 7:30 pm
Dan Gutstein & Terence Winch
@ Bridge Street Books
Dan Gutstein is the author of non/fiction (stories, Edge Books, 2010) and Bloodcoal & Honey (poems, Washington Writers' Publishing House, 2011). His writing has appeared in more than 65 publications, including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, American Scholar, The Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, and Best American Poetry. He runs the Writing Studio and Learning Resource Center at Maryland Institute College of Art, and teaches creative writing at the Writer's Center, in Bethesda, Md., and at George Washington University. The web site Rate My Professors named him the 2010-2011 "hottest" professor in America, and his body temperature has risen, as a result. He has received grants and awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (Md.), and University of Michigan, among others. In past lives, he worked as an international economist, theatre arts educator, editor-in-chief, tae kwon do instructor, and farm hand.

Terence Winch's most recent book is a collection of poems called Falling Out of Bed in a Room with No Floor (Hanging Loose, 2011). His work appears in the Oxford Book of American Poetry, four Best American Poetry collections, and in many journals, including the Paris Review, American Poetry Review, and New American Writing. He has received a number of awards, including an NEA, a Fund for Poetry grant, and a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing. Also a musician and songwriter, he released a CD anthology in 2007 of his Irish compositions called When New York Was Irish: Songs & Tunes by Terence Winch.


Bridge Street Books is located 5 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro, next to Four Seasons in Georgetown at the end of M street

open Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
(202) 965-5200

In business for over twenty years, Bridge Street is one of a rare breed these days--a successful independent bookseller. It has what is certainly the best poetry section in Washington, well-stocked in alternative poetry and poetics as well as mainstream. Bridge Street also has extremely good selections in Philosophy, Politics, Cultural Theory, Women's Studies, Film, Music, and other areas. They also have a plethora of quality sale books.

Manager (& well-known poet!) Rod Smith has been organizing readings in the Washington Area since 1988 and has brought Rae Armantrout, Charles Bernstein, Lee Ann Brown, John Cage, Kevin Davies, Lyn Hejinian, Lisa Jarnot, Alice Notley, Tom Raworth, Lisa Robertson, Leslie Scalapino, Chris Stroffolino and many other important writers to DC.