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On that one-way trip to Mars Book Blastoff Party!

  • Walls of Books - Washington, DC 3325 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20010 United States (map)

Come celebrate the launch of Marlena Chertock's first collection of poetry, "On that one-way trip to Mars" from Bottlecap Press!

There will be drinks, snacks, and readings from several local writers! And the book will be available for purchase or you can always buy it online here:


In addition to hearing poems from my new book, we're being graced with several amazing local writers.

Tara Campbell ( is a Washington, D.C.-based writer of crossover sci-fi. With a BA in English and an MA in German Language and Literature, she has a demonstrated aversion to money and power. Previous publication credits include stories in Barrelhouse, Punchnel’s,Toasted Cake Podcast, Luna Station Quarterly, SciFi Romance Quarterly, Masters Review and Queen Mob's Teahouse.

Meg Eden’s work has been published in various magazines, including Rattle, Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, and Gargoyle. She teaches at the University of Maryland. She has four poetry chapbooks, and her novel Post-High School Reality Quest is forthcoming from California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Bird Lit. Check out her work at:

Grace Pasco is an Asian-American spoken-word poet from Silver Spring, MD. She writes poetry to translate emotions, package experiences, and … to play! You can reach her at As for her Instagram name, it’s thisgirlgrace.

Tyler Vile is a writer, performer, and activist from Baltimore, MD whose novel-in-verse, Never Coming Home, is available on Topside Press. She is a member of the Baltimore Transgender Alliance leadership team and speaks regularly in Baltimore and D.C. Her interactive poetry zine, Hassidic Witch Murderer, is available on her blog and she can be reached at

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