Someone just sent this to me via email, and it looks pretty cool (this is in Washington, D.C.):
October 28, 2004: Grace And Gravity: Fiction By Washington Area Women
On Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 pm, WNBA and the National Woman's Party (NWP) will be sponsoring the publication presentation of a path-breaking anthology: Grace And Gravity: Fiction By Washington Area Women, a collection novelist Elizabeth Hand lauds as showing "the range of women writing for a new century--compelling and original." Thirty-two Washington area women (including some WNBA members) are represented, including Doreen Baingana, Abby Bardi, Sophy Burnham, Lucinda Ebersole, Barbara Esstman, Patricia Griffith, Melissa Hardin, Donna Hemans, Patti Kim, Robin Alva Marcus, C.M. Mayo, Frances Park, Carolyn Parkhurst, Patricia Griffith, Leslie Pietrzyk, Nani Power, Mary Quattlebaum, Lisa Schamess, and Mary Kay Zuravleff.
The event, which will include a reading and a panel discussion with several of the writers, will take place at the NWP's historic Sewall-Belmont House located on Capitol Hill. The event is open to the public. WNBA members and NWP members receive free admission, and nonmembers pay $10.
Of the names I recognize, these are pretty cool authors. TIcket info is available through the DC chapter of WNBA. Promises to be an interesting event.