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Brought to You by Barrelhouse

Conversations and Connections is organized by Barrelhouse, a literary nonprofit that originated in Washington, DC. Barrelhouse produces a biannual print magazine and several books each year, a vibrant website constantly updated with new poetry, prose, and essays, as well as book reviews and literary ephemera, and the podcast Book Fight. Barrelhouse also created the Barrelhouse Amplifier, a $1,500 cash grant to emerging literary organizations that is sponsored by Submittable. The first recipient of the Amplifier was Girls Write Pittsburgh, which empowers teen girls in the Pittsburgh area to find their voice through creative writing.