Big Brick Review Publishing Party

Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

Building on the narrative of our lives…one brick at a time. Join us to celebrate the inaugural issue of The Big Brick Review and enjoy readings by several of the first-issue authors. Wine and snacks provided.

Mini-Memoir Contest: As part of the Friday night festivities, The BBR is sponsoring a mini-memoir contest Tue Jan 6 – Fri Jan 9. No fee for entry; contestants must hand-write a brief  memoir/memory (11-line entry ‘bricks’ are available at Writers & Books) and post their completed entry to the contest board at Writers & Books. (Only hand-written entries on official BBR mini-memoir bricks will be eligible!). Top three winning entries will be selected by 8:15 p.m, Friday, January 9. Winners receive a gift certificate for free entry to The BBR’s February Essay Contest (a $15 value), and their winning mini-memoir will be read aloud at the Launch party.  Winning authors need not be present to win (but you get to hear your work read aloud if you are there!)

Initial publication: The Big Brick Review launched its inaugural issue on Oct 7, 2014, featuring celebrated narrative nonfiction writers including Georgia Beers, Susan Bono, Gregory Gerard, Erin Green, Sonja Livingston, Jenny Lloyd, Sejal Shah, and Alison Smith. The next scheduled publication is a February Essay Contest issue. See for more information.

What’s it all about? The Big Brick Review is an online publication devoted to support of the narrative non- fiction genre by serving as a venue for established writers and a springboard for emerging writers. Founded in 2014 by Gregory Gerard, the journal features personal accounts that build on the narrative of our lives, finding new insight to old struggles…old insight to new struggles…and all shades-of-gray in between.