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The House Party Reading Series and Bull City Press Presents

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.

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Previous Readings

April 13, 2024: Jason Gray, David Haynes, Sebastian Merrill & Karen Tucker

March 23, 2024: Scott Gould & Carol Mitchell with Melanie Tafejian

February 24, 2024: Paul Jones & Annie Woodford with Simon Palmore

January 27, 2024: Krista Bremer & D.J. Rogers with Amelia Loeffler

November 25, 2023: Erin L. Miller & Katie Bowler Young with Amery Smith

October 28, 2023: Dilruba Ahmed & Junious Ward with Elizabeth Otylia

September 23, 2023: Katie Condon & Angela Velez with Siew David Hii

August 26, 2023: Alison B. Hart, Terry L. Kennedy & Robin Sinclair

July 22, 2023: Jennifer Funk & Hananah Zaheer with Anu Vitasta

June 24, 2023: Michael McFee & Nicole Stockburger with Kieran Murphy

June 3, 2023: Dasan Ahanu & Sumita Chakraborty

April 22, 2023: Ina Cariño & Daniel Wallace with Caroline Porter

March 25, 2023: Michael Parker & Crystal Simone Smith with Blaine Purcell

April 10, 2021: Debra Allbery, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Faith S. Holsaert, Kevin McIlvoy, Glenis Redmond, & Peter Turchi – a fundraiser for Friends of Writers

May 9, 2020: Xhenet Aliu, Timothy O’Keefe & Junious Ward

April 11, 2020: Destiny Hemphill, Alan King, & Lesley Wheeler

March 14, 2020: Jason Gray & Erin L. Miller

February 22, 2020:  Sophie Klahr, Dorianne Laux (get the broadside), Mesha Maren, & Joseph Millar (get the broadside)

February 8, 2020: Joanna Penn Cooper & M. Randal O’Wain with Rowan Chand

January 11, 2020: Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach & Jessica Q. Stark with Mackensie Pless

December 11, 2019: Joanna Pearson, Emily W. Pease & Han VanderHart

November 9, 2019: Michael Keenan Gutierrez & John Hoppenthaler with Niyanta Kunal Patel

Katie Bowler

October 19, 2019:  Jenny Johnson, Randall Kenan, Megan Pinto (get the broadside) & Katie Bowler Young

October 12, 2019:  Tariq Luthun, Eric Tran & Daniel Wallace with Alexandra Tribo

September 14, 2019:  Belle Boggs & Gabrielle Calvocoressi with Taylor Brunson

July 27, 2019: Jonathan Farmer, Jennifer Funk (get the broadside), Lindsay Lusby, & C.T. Salazar

May 3, 2019:  Sandra Beasley, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, Valencia Robin & Nomi Stone (get the broadside)

Maria CarlosKate Daniels

March 23, 2019: Maria Carlos (get the broadside), Kate Daniels & Alan Shapiro (get the broadside)

February 2, 2019: Leila Chatti, Ashley Harris, Anna Maria Hong & Anna Lena Phillips Bell

November 10, 2018: Jenny George(get the broadside), Fred Joiner (get the micro-chapbook), Sarah Rose Nordgren & Anna Rose Welch

October 6, 2018: Gabrielle Bates (get the broadside), Michael Collier(get the broadside), Sonya Larson, & Dana Levin (get the broadside)

August 4, 2018

August 4, 2018: Matthew Broaddus, Michael Parker, Julia Ridley Smith, & Han VanderHart (get the broadside)

May Readers

May 18, 2018: Evana Bodiker, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo (get the broadside), Stephanie Elizondo Griest, & Janine Joseph (get the broadside)

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

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