The event is being held in the Screening Room at the Warehouse Theater on Monday April 10 at 7:30PM. Admission is $3. The Warehouse Theater is located at
The event will feature:
- Jeff Bagato (author of the guidebook "
") on Shooting Bettie Page Mondo DC
- Sarah Grace McCandless (author of the novel "Grosse Pointe Girl" and the forthcoming "The Girl I Wanted to Be") reading new fiction
- T.M. Lowery (artist, creator of the Skeleton Kids) presenting new work
- Jason Linkins (aka the blogger DCeiver) and friends in a dramatic presentation of "The Taking Of The Orange Line 1-2-3"
The F.W. Thomas Performances will be hosted and introduced by yours truly, Adam Mazmanian, a writer living in D.C. and a contributor to the Washington City Paper, with special assistance from Katie Lederer, a government attorney and spiritual descendant of F. W. Thomas.
The series is named for F.W. Thomas (1808-1866), attorney, novelist, satirist, polemicist, journalist, government employee and a close friend of Edgar Allan Poe. It was Thomas who conceived the ill-fated plan to use his influence with the son of President Tyler to obtain for Poe a post in the Philadelphia Custom House.
In 1841, Thomas was hired to create a library for the Treasury Department as a reward for his service on the stump for President William Henry Harrison. Despite the death of his political benefactor after fewer than 30 days in office, Thomas thrived in
In so many ways, Thomas's career is emblematic of an enterprising, creative spirit that abides in the
The F.W. Thomas Performances owes a debt of inspiration to