Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern California, Bettina Judd is an interdisciplinary writer, artist and performer. She is an alumna of Spelman College and the University of Maryland and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at the College of WIlliam and Mary. She has received fellowships from the Five Colleges, The Vermont Studio Center and the University of Maryland. She is a Cave Canem Fellow and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in poetry. Her poems have appeared in Torch, Mythium, Meridians and other journals and anthologies. Most recently, her collection of poems titled Patient. won the Black Lawrence Press Hudson Book Prize and was published in November of 2014. She has been invited to perform for audiences in Vancouver, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Paris, New York, and Mumbai.
Carabella Sands is a photo editor at Hobart, the art editor at Witch Craft Magazine, and the author and illustrator of THEEEEL's weekly column, Mermaids Doing Things. Born and raised in Baltimore, she grew up in the foster system and didn't wear shoes until she was 23. Someday she will be a fly girl like Jennifer Lopez.
Rod Smith is the author of Touché (Wave Books, 2015), What's the Deal?(Song Cave, 2010), Deed (University of Iowa Press, 2007), and several other books. He edits the journal Aerial, publishes Edge Books, and manages Bridge Street Books in Washington DC. Smith edited The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley (U. Cal., 2014) with Peter Baker and Kaplan Harris. He has taught writing at the Corcoran College of Art & Design, George Mason University, and The Iowa Writers' Workshop, and currently teaches at The Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art.
2438 18th Street in Adams Morgan
(south of Columbia Rd. on the west side of the street)
All readings are on third Sundays at 3 PM, Admission $5, FREE for DCAC members