Solstice Soiree: June Reading

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Solstice Soiree: June Reading

Join us as we celebrate the summer solstice with a reading of local fiction, nonfiction, and poetry feat. Bethanne Patrick & John Kropf ☀️

By The Inner Loop: A Literary Reading Series

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Date and time

Starts on Tuesday, June 20 · 7:30pm EDT


Doubles 3118 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20010

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Summer has finally arrived! Celebrate the summer solstice with us during our June reading featuring local writers of fiction, nonfiction & poetry. We will also be featuring the incredible Bethanne Patrick and our June Author's Corner Spotlight, John Kropf. Have a drink, bask in the warm weather, and hear amazing literature at Doubles DC, June 20 at 7:30pm.

More about our featured reader, Bethanne Patrick:

Bethanne Patrick maintains a storied place in the publishing industry as a critic and as @TheBookMaven on Twitter, where she created the popular #FridayReads and regularly comments on books and literary ideas to over 200,000 followers. Her work appears frequently in the Los Angeles Times as well as in The Washington Post, NPR Books, and Literary Hub. She sits on the board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and has served on the board of the National Book Critics Circle. She is the host of the Missing Pages podcast. Learn more about Bethanne and her work here:

More about our Author's Corner Spotlight, John Kropf:

John Kropf’s latest book, Color Capital of the World: Growing Up with the Legacy of a Crayon Company (University of Akron Press), has been praised by Michael Dirda of The Washington Post as “well-written and, for those of a certain age, suffused with nostalgia.” John has also published a travel-adventure book based on his two years in the central Asian country of Turkmenistan, Unknown Sands: Travels in the World’s Most Isolated Country. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Middle West Review, and elsewhere. John currently works as an attorney in the Washington, DC, area and teaches at the George Washington University Law School. He lives in Arlington, VA with his wife Eileen, cat Poppy, and dog, Caia.

About the organizer

A monthly reading series for creative writers in the Washington, D.C. metro area.