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.

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Next Reading ***CHANGE OF VENUE***:

Saturday, August 2nd
7 PM
Petworth Citizen
829 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC 20011

Mel Bosworth is the author of the novel Freight and the poetry chapbook Every Laundromat in the World. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in hayden’s ferry review, Melville House, and New World Writing. He is the curator of The Small Press Book Review and the series editor for the Wigleaf Top 50. He lives in Massachusetts.

Christy Crutchfield writes and teaches in Western Massachusetts. Her work has appeared in Mississippi Review , Salt Hill Journal, the Collagist, Newfound, and others. Her first novel, How to Catch a Coyote, was recently released by Publishing Genius Press. She is a contributor to the Small Press Book Review and a native of Atlanta.

Sheila McMullin is an after-school creative writing and college prep instructor, supports VIDA–Women in Literary Arts as a Web Assistant, and is a contributing poetry editor and the blog editor for ROAR Magazine. She holds her MFA in Poetry from George Mason University where she was the 2012-2013 Heritage Fellow and the poetry editor and blog/twitter manager for So to Speak: a journal of language of art. In 2010, Sheila lived and traveled throughout China teaching English to university students in the Shandong Province.


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.