If you live in the Washington DC area and if you’re involved in the literary side of things, you probably know of Carly Sachs. Vrzhu was delighted to meet Carly face to face at a Washington literary publishers summit conference today (more on that later). Carly was there representing Washington Writers Publishing House, who she works with and who has put out her book, The Steam Sequence. We learned that Carly also teaches creative writing at George Washington University, curates the Burlesque Poetry Hour with Reb Livingston at Bar Rouge, and keeps up a busy barkeeping schedule. Though too modest to name all her current activities, Vrzhu believes that her life is even busier than she lets on. "Tasteful speculation" has it that: -Perhaps Carly runs a free capoeira clinic where she instructs some of the less fortunate children in the city in that brazilian martial art created by enslaved Africans in the 16th Century. So we've heard. -Although I’m sure she would insist she is just giving back, there is a new Rwandan orphanage, probably something like this one, that is dedicated to both Hutu and Tutsi children in an atmosphere of peace and shared community thanks to Carly. -I doubt many people know about Carly’s work with Vitamin A and micronutrient delivery for Nepalese children and mothers suffering from malnutrition. By the way, as far as we know, Carly’s groundbreaking work in using native foods and diets in this research isn’t associated with the Johns Hopkins program. -I’m not sure if this caused some Visa trouble for Carly, but I believe she turned down the attempt to draft her to replace this recently deceased head of state. I imagine there’s just too much else to do. We at Vrzhu salute her. As for the summit, it was a pleasure to meet a bunch of enthusiatic, savvy, and dedicated publishers involved in the arts here in DC.