Three Tents Reading Series

is an award-winning monthly reading series hosted by K Tyler Christensen and Mark Cugini at The Big Hunt in Washington, DC. It was created to provide authors who have recently released novels, collections, or chapbooks with independent presses an opportunity to add a major metropolis with a rich literary tradition to their book tour. Three Tents also features upcoming local authors and graduate students, in hopes of bringing these communities closer together. Three Tents was awarded second place in LitBridge’s National Reading Series Contest in 2013 and was named DC’s Best Reading Series by Washington City Paper in 2014.

Please direct all inquiries to threetents[a]

Next Reading:

Sunday, September 14th
7 PM
The Big Hunt
1345 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Kyle Coma-Thompson is the author of The Lucky Body (Dock Street Press, 2013). QUA, a novel, is forthcoming in Spring 2015.

K. Lorraine Graham is the author of Terminal Humming (Edge Books), and a second collection forthcoming from Coconut Books in 2015 that will be called 1) Meta Horror; 2) The Men Are Etcetera or 3) The Rest Is Censored. She suddenly lives in DC, and wherever she lives, she lives with Lester Joshua Young, a pacific parrotlet.

Chelsea Hodson is the author of two chapbooks: Pity the Animal (Future Tense Books, 2014), and Beach Camp (Swill Children, 2010). A collaborator with the Marina Abramovic Institute’s Immaterial and a 2012 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, her essays have been published in Black Warrior Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Sex Magazine, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Priyanka Joseph is in her third year with the MFA Writing program at AU, where she’s also this year’s managing editor at Folio. Her work has appeared in Bluestem, Tehelka Magazine, and Pretend Genius’ Write This

Adam Wilson is the author of the novel Flatscreen, and the collection of short stories, What’s Important Is Feeling. A National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and a recipient of The Paris Review‘s Terry Southern Prize, his fiction has appeared in Tin House, VICE, The Paris Review, Electric Literature, Best American Short Stories, and many other publications. He teaches creative writing at NYU, Columbia, and Southern New Hampshire University, and lives in Brooklyn.


Upcoming Readings

September 14: Bianca Stone, Paige Taggart, Kyle-Coma Thompson
October 12: Pamela Erens, Jim Ruland, Roy Kesey, Sara Lippman
November 23: Tyler Gobble, Dorothea Lasky, Alexis Pope, Christie Ann Reynolds
December 7: Natalie Eilbert, Dolan Morgan, Elissa Washuta

Previous Readers 

include Roxane Gay, Matthew Zapruder, Matt Bell, Dorothea Lasky, Michael Kimball, Dan Magers, Noy Holland, Melissa Broder, Molly Gaudry, Joe Hall, Blake Butler, Mike Young, Amy Lawless, Laura Van Den Berg, Matthew Salesses, Megan Boyle, and a whole slew of other geniuses. Click here to see the full list.