The First Annual Grubb Road Book Festival
Hazen is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2013, Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, The Normal School, and other journals. She teaches English at Calvert School in Baltimore, Maryland. Chaos Theories is her first book. Find her online at elizabethhazen.com.
Laskowski grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania and now navigates traffic in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. She is the author of Modern Manners For Your Inner Demons (Matter Press 2012) and the forthcoming Bystanders (Santa Fe Writers Project 2016). Her fiction has been published in the Norton anthology Flash Fiction International, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Mid-American Review, and numerous other journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was awarded the Kathy Fish Fellowship from SmokeLong Quarterly in 2009, and won the grand prize for the 2010 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Series. Since 2010, she has been the editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. She and her husband, writer Art Taylor, write the column Long Story Short at the Washington Independent Review of Books. Tara earned a BA in English with a minor in writing from Susquehanna University and an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University. Find her online at taralaskowski.com.
Martell has been writing about food and culture for more than a decade and a half for publications such as the Washington Post, NPR’s The Salt blog, Wine Enthusiast, TravelChannel.com, Runner’s World, Food Republic, Plate, Capitol File, Culture and Washington City Paper.
He is the author of seven books, including The Founding Farmers Cookbook: 100 Recipes for True Food & Drink, the small press smash Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip, the international bestseller Standing Small: A Celebration of 30 Years of the LEGO Minifigure, and the memoir-misadventure Freak Show Without a Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations.
He lives with his wife and son in Washington, DC, where he writes full time. Find him online at www.nevinmartell.com.
Peabody is an poet, editor, and publisher, based in Washington, D.C. He is perhaps best known as one of the founding editors for Gargoyle Magazine, which he largely funded with his own modest income. He is also editor for the anthology series Mondo and runs a small press called Paycock Press. Paycock Press was originally established in 1976 to publish Gargoyle Magazine, but it also has released a number of anthologies and works by individual authors.
Peabody’s own fiction and poetry is often set in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding region. It is often noted for strong influences from the Beat Generation and experimental authors of the 1960s like Ken Kesey.
During his writing and publishing career, Peabody has taught fiction writing for the University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University, and the Writer’s Center. In addition, Peabody has taught creative writing courses and workshops at St. John’s College, Writer’s Center, Georgetown University, and University of Maryland. Learn more about him here.
First Annual Grubb Road Book Festival
Sunday, June 26
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Daily Dish Restaurant
8301 Grubb Road
Silver Spring, MD