Reading Series

The House Party Reading Series

a salon-style reading series

Hosted in Hillsborough and Durham, NC, the House Party Reading Series is a chance for writers and readers to hear some of the most exciting voices in contemporary letters… and then have a party. Head chef Ashley Nissler prepares the spread and the Bull City Press gang brings authors from all over the country to read new work. To commemorate the evening, Gabrielle Bates creates original artwork for our broadside series.

These events are hosted in the homes of our staff. If you’d like an invitation, please fill out the form below:

Interested in reading?  Fill out the form and let us know when you’ll be in town. Please include the name of your most recent book and its date of publication.

Upcoming Readings


Hernandez & Joseph

May 18, 2018: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo & Janine Joseph

October 6, 2018: Gabrielle Bates, Michael Collier, Sonya Larson, & Dana Levin

Previous Readings

February readers

February 16, 2018: Cameron Awkward-Rich, Sarah Blake, Conor Bracken & Tiana Nobile (get the broadside)

November 18, 2017

November 18, 2017: Thomas Mira y Lopez, Emilia Phillips & Joy Priest (get the broadside)

September 2017 House Party

September 2, 2017: Gabrielle Calvocoressi, DéLana R.A. Dameron, Tyree Daye & Matthew Olzmann

July House Party

June 16, 2017: Wilton Barnhardt, Scott Gould & Ross White

November 2016 House Party

November 11, 2016: Tyree Daye & Noah Stetzer

Anders Carlson-Wee

March 18, 2016: Anders Carlson-Wee