Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- M. Scott Douglass, Jesse Waters:
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Description of Pictures: M. Scott Douglass, Jesse Waters
Variations on a Theme
Both authors use a single theme as the backbone of their writing. Douglass writes poems about life as a wanderer, and Waters, writing about a man identifying a body, loops his short stories back on themselves.
Moderated by Richard Peabody.
M. Scott Douglass
M. Scott Douglass grew up in Pittsburgh and lives in Charlotte, N.C., with his wife Jill. His poetry has appeared in places such as The Asheville Poetry Review, Gargoyle, Iodine Poetry Journal, Midwest Review, North American Review, San Pedro River Review and Slipstream. His books include, “Auditioning for Heaven,” “Balancing on Two Wheels,” “Steel Womb Revisited,” “Hard to Love” and, most recently, “Just Passing Through” (2017). He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and an N.C. Arts & Science Council grant recipient. His cover designs have won two PICA Awards and several Indie Press nominations.
Jesse Waters is winner of the River Styx International Poetry Contest, runner-up for the Iowa Review Fiction Prize and Finalist in The Starcherone Prize, the DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Prize and the Paul Bowles Fiction Award. He is a recipient of a NC Artist’s Grant to attend the Vermont Studio Center, and is currently director of the Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College. Jesse’s fiction, poetry and non-fiction work has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes, and has appeared nationally and internationally in such journals as The Adirondack Review, Coal Hill Review, The Cortland Review, Cimarron Review, Iowa Review, River Styx, Slide, Story Quarterly, Southeast Review, Sycamore Review and others. His first collection of poems, :Human Resources,” was published by Inkbrush Press in 2011; his first collection of short fiction, “So Let Me Get This Straight,” was released by Paycock Press in February 2018.
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences in Greenville, NC, Newport News, VA, and my farewell event with them in Chicago, IL (via sites in Louisville, KY, St. Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH),
three trips to New York City (including New York Comic-Con), and
my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles).
Number of photos taken this year: about 535,000.
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