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  • Circle of Hope 2007 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States (map)

Please join The Head & The Hand Press on June 25th at Circle of Hope Church in Fishtown as we celebrate the release of our newest installment in our ongoing almanac series, the much anticipated Bible Belt Almanac.

To celebrate this blessed evening, we will have Adam Teterus reading from his cross-media work "The Dark Matter Sequential" and H&H alum Sarah Grey reading from her short story "The Battle." To cap off the night, Catherine A. Brereton graciously provided us with audio files of her reading snippets from her photoessay, "Sending Apple Pies to Alaska: The Spiritual Life of Hannah Hamilton Adams." H&H's founder, Nic Esposito, will read additional excerpts live, accompanied by projected images of Hannah Hamilton Adams's life in West Liberty, Kentucky taken by Hannah's granddaughter, Kopana.

And if that wasn't enough, we are inviting the audience to set the order of the readers through our "Answer the Great Question" game where religious themed questions will be asked that relate to each readers story, and whenever an answer is answered correctly, the story that corresponds to the correct answer will be read. So strap on your Sunday school best and worry not, H&H will not employ rulers for wrong answers. We'll just have refreshments, merriment and the joy of one more almanac in the world.

Catherine A. Brereton is from England, but moved to America in 2008. Her most recent work can be found in The Establishment, The Toast, Crack the Spine, Ekphrastic, The Indianola Review, and Literary Orphans, and is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Cheat River Review, Star 82 Review, and Litro. She is listed in Notable Essays in Best American Essays, 2015, and she is 2015 winner of The Flounce's Nonfiction Writer of the Year Award. Catherine has an MFA from the University of Kentucky, and she lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her wife and their teenage daughters. You can follow her on Twitter @CABreretonKY.

Sarah Grey is a freelance writer whose work has been featured in Best Food Writing 2015, Serious Eats, Saveur, Lucky Peach, Roads & Kingdoms,and Edible Philly, among others. This is her fourth inclusion in the Almanac series. She is also a professional editor ( and the winner of the American Copy Editors Society's 2016 Robinson Prize. She writes a language column, "Word Watch," at The Establishment and a book-review column, "Armchair Cook," at Spoonful. She also hosts a weekly dinner known as Friday Night Meatballs that has garnered international media coverage. Her writing can be found at

Adam Teterus tells tales no other would attempt. Articulating the unspoken, our sullied scribe sacrifices sanity in a sentence—strictly for your satisfaction.

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Earlier Event: June 23
Thursday Night Writers' Group
Later Event: June 27
Monday Night Writers' Group