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Sunday, October 6

9:00am PDT

Curiosity Welcomed in Chinatown
Visit the LA County Library booth for library cards, handouts and activities for all ages like MagnaTiles and possibly Cubelets.

Founded in 1912, LA County Library is one of the largest and most innovative library systems in the US. It offers free public resources including books, music, multimedia materials, computer and internet access, and educational and recreational services to 3.4 million residents across 3,000 square miles through its 86 libraries and mobile fleet of 18 vehicles, including 3 Bookmobiles, 10 MākMō maker mobiles, and 5 Reading Machines. LA County Library is dedicated to reducing barriers and increasing access to and equity of public services for all. To learn more, visit LACountyLibrary.org and follow @LACountyLibrary on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

The Chinatown Hub is located on Broadway north of College

Sunday October 6, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Poetry Point at China Town Hub The Chinatown Hub is located on Broadway north of College
  Poetry Point at China Town Hub
  • Organization LA County Library

11:00am PDT

The Coiled Serpent
Be prepared to be bitten by the poetic venom of The Coiled Serpent, Tia Chucha Press' poetry anthology that engages the voices of Los Angeles poets to an understanding of our different perspectives and neighborhood experiences within this large living and thriving city.

avatar for Iris De Anda

Iris De Anda

Iris De Anda is a writer, activist, and practitioner of the healing arts. A womyn of color of Mexican and Salvadorean descent. A native of Los Angeles she believes in the power of spoken word, poetry, storytelling, and dreams. She hosts The Writers Underground Open Mic every Third... Read More →
avatar for Rosie Alonso

Rosie Alonso

Rosie Alonso is a Poet with an MFA in Creative Writing from California State San Bernardino. She is a Poet Teacher with the 54-year-old not-for-profit, California Poets in the Schools, serving our K-12 youth. She is also a substitute teacher for Riverside Unified School District... Read More →
avatar for Yago S. Cura

Yago S. Cura

Yago S. Cura is an Adult Services Librarian at the Vernon branch of the Los Angeles Public Library in sunny South Central Los Angeles. He is a former N.Y.C. Teaching Fellow and A.L.A. Spectrum Scholar who also happens to publish the poetry, fiction, and prose of authors from las Américas... Read More →

Trini Rodriguez

Trini Rodriguez is the Seeking Freedom Co-founder and Executive Director of Tia Chucha's, a cultural bookstore in the San Fernando Valley that transforms community through ancestral knowledge. She is a Poet and writer, and a former bilingual educator, court interpreter, and newspaper... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Last Bookstore

11:15am PDT

Lit Crawl L.A. Welcome by the Rose Poets
avatar for Shahe Mankerinan

Shahe Mankerinan

Shahé Mankerian is the principal of St. Gregory Hovsepian School in Pasadena. His manuscript, History of Forgetfulness, has been a finalist at the Bibby First Book Competition, the Crab Orchard Poetry Open Competition, the Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Award, and the White Pine... Read More →
avatar for Gerda Govine Ituarte, Ed.D.

Gerda Govine Ituarte, Ed.D.

Gerda Govine Ituarte, Ed.D. is the author of four poetry collections. Book five is  a-work-in-progress.  She established the Pasadena Rose Poets in 2016 and February 2017 she instituted poetry readings at Pasadena City Council Meetings. She is the editor of the Pasadena Rose Poets... Read More →
avatar for Hazel Clayton Harrison

Hazel Clayton Harrison

Hazel Clayton Harrison was born in the Deep South into a family of artists. To escape the poverty and terror of Jim Crow, her parents moved her and her brother to Ohio in the early 1950’s. Hazel serves as the Altadena Poet Laureate for Community Events (2018-2020) and reads with... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am PDT
Poetry Point at China Town Hub The Chinatown Hub is located on Broadway north of College

12:00pm PDT

Too Real: Santa Monica Review versus the Quotidian
Santa Monica Review longtime editor, Andrew Tonkovich and three frequent standout contributors to the acclaimed West Coast literary magazine present both realistic and fabulist short fiction meant to confront "reality," and to provoke, confuse and delight.

avatar for Grace Singh Smith

Grace Singh Smith

Grace Singh Smith is blog editor of AGNI Magazine. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Santa Monica Review, Cleaver, Aster(ix), AGNI, The Texas Review, and elsewhere. Her story “Oshini” was selected for the 2018 Best of the Net anthology, and her story “The Promotion... Read More →
avatar for Dawna Kemper

Dawna Kemper

Dawna Kemper’s fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, The Collagist, The Idaho Review, Santa Monica Review, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. Her stories have been Pushcart-nominated and twice listed as “Notable” in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. For two years... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Yang

Sandy Yang

Sandy Yang’s fiction has appeared in Santa Monica Review, The Los Angeles Review, Juked, South Dakota Review and elsewhere. Her story collection was named a finalist for the James Alan McPherson Award and a semi-finalist for the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Most recently, she was awarded... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Tonkovich

Andrew Tonkovich

Andrew Tonkovich Is the long-time editor of Santa Monica Review and host of the weekly books show and podcast Bibliocracy Radio on KPFK in Southern California. His short stories, essays, commentaries and reviews have appeared widely including in The Best American Nonrequired Reading... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Last Bookstore

12:00pm PDT

It’s a Parkway, Not a Freeway
In this lively reading, the East Pasadena Poets poets will present fresh, new poems "round robin" style by each reading work that reflects Los Angeles' diverse community, interests, and particular talents, with special attention given to driving and urban travel.

avatar for Elline Lipkin

Elline Lipkin

Elline Lipkin’s first book, The Errant Thread, was chosen by Eavan Boland for the Kore Press First Book Award. Her second, Girls’ Studies, explores contemporary girlhood. Elline teaches for Writing Workshops Los Angeles and was the Poet Laureate of Altadena from 2016-2018.
avatar for Mary Fitzpatrick

Mary Fitzpatrick

Mary Fitzpatrick is a fourth-generation Angeleno who grows native plants and has published her poetry in numerous literary journals in the U.S. and U.K.
avatar for Lois P. Jones

Lois P. Jones

Lois P. Jones is the author of Night Ladder and the host of Pacifica Radio’s Poets Café. Her poems have won prizes and received publication throughout the US and the UK.
avatar for Beverly Lafontaine

Beverly Lafontaine

Beverly Lafontaine is a Pasadena poet, who has published in several print and online journals, including Spillway, MORIA and Blue Satellite.
avatar for Cathie Sandstrom

Cathie Sandstrom

Cathie Sandstrom is a military brat who has lived in many places in the US, Japan, Germany, Denmark and England. Today, she makes her home in Sierra Madre. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, and she writes for the National Veterans Foundation.

Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Poetry Point at China Town Hub The Chinatown Hub is located on Broadway north of College
  Poetry Point at China Town Hub
  • Organization East Pasadena Poets

1:00pm PDT

The Seal Team 6 of Warrior Writers
UCLA/West LA VA Wordcommandos put boots on the ground with short pieces, including recently published work, from the acclaimed creative writing workshop for veterans with PTSD.

avatar for Esteen Williams

Esteen Williams

Esteen Williams served in the USAF from 1993-1996. She currently works as a Nurse at the West LA VA and is working on her first collection of poems.
avatar for Nick Cormier

Nick Cormier

Nick Cormier is originally from Texas. He served in the USAF from 1995 to 1999. He's worked as an actor and screenwriter and his currently working on his first novel.
avatar for Peter Trivelas

Peter Trivelas

Peter Trivelas served in the USN during the Vietnam War, from 1965 to 1969 where he worked in top secret air intelligence aboard the USS Intrepid. He currently teaches Transcendental Meditation for the David Lynch Foundation and is writing his first novel.
avatar for Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Alison Smith served in the Army National Guard from 2006 to 2011. She's been a member of the UCLA Wordcommandos for three years and is currently earning her MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles.
avatar for Robert Morgan Fisher

Robert Morgan Fisher

Robert Morgan Fisher won the 2018 Chester Himes Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the 2019 John Steinbeck Award. His fiction and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals including Pleiades, Storyscape Journal, Teach. Write., The Wild Word, The Arkansas... Read More →
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Lawrence Farnsworth

Lawrence Farnsworth (aka Tabi) is 86 years old. He served in the USAF from 1951-1953 until he was "accused of being a homosexual." He then lived most of his life in Beverly Hills where he worked as a hairdresser and wrote prolifically for years. He is currently assembling his first... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Last Bookstore

1:15pm PDT

The Literary Heroics to the Rescue!
Fresh new takes poetic and prose takes on heroism: urban survivors navigating the gig economy and startup scene, immigrants who can guide us through social collapse, and the diligent valor of collective action.

avatar for Rajesh Naiksatam

Rajesh Naiksatam

Rajesh Naiksatam (https://reedsy.com/discovery/user/rajesh-naiksatam/books) graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. After graduating from SVA, Rajesh moved to L.A. to pursue a career in animation. Since then Rajesh has worked with several film studios, including Boss Films, Digital Domain, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Animation, DreamWorks, and Sony... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Wheeler

Peggy Wheeler

Peggy Wheeler (peggyawheeler.com) attended UCLA and was one of twelve students chosen to work with former US poet laureate Robert Pinsky. Her writing has received honorable mentions from judges at the Los Angeles Poetry Festival... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gelfand

Joan Gelfand

Joan Gelfand's (joangelfand.com) reviews, stories and poetry have appeared in over 100 national and international literary journals and magazines including Rattle, Prairie Schooner, Kalliope, California Quarterly, the Toronto Review, Marsh Hawk Review and Levure Litteraire... Read More →
avatar for Jacqueline Berger

Jacqueline Berger

Jacqueline Berger (jacquelineberger.com) is the director of the graduate English program at Notre Dame de Namur University in California. Jacqueline Berger is the author of three books of poetry: The Gift That Arrives Broken, winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize; Things That Burn, winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Prize... Read More →
avatar for Charles St. Anthony

Charles St. Anthony

Charles St. Anthony (dtlahustler.com) graduated from Columbia University with a degree in East Asian Studies. After conquering the airwaves of Japan for 12 years, he returned to the US where he released “Impossibly Glamorous” – his book about gay life in Japan and the American celebrities he met overseas. He fo... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Poetry Point at China Town Hub The Chinatown Hub is located on Broadway north of College
  Poetry Point at China Town Hub
  • Organization The Literary Heroics/Synchronized Chaos Magazine
  • Website authorslargeandsmall.com

1:30pm PDT

(Re)Imagine Los Angeles
Revisionist history, alternative reality, fantastical future! The literary re-imagination of Los Angeles in short-short stories.

avatar for Jon Huffman-Eddy

Jon Huffman-Eddy

Jon Huffman-Eddy grew up the only kid of a railroad worker and a jack-of-all-trades mystic. He made it out of Santa Cruz with a bachelor's in film & digital media. His short story, "The Red Boy & How I Went to Sleep", is an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Fiction Open Contest of Glimmer... Read More →
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Ruth LeFaive

Ruth LeFaive's flash fiction is published in Atticus Review, Little Fiction, Split Lip Magazine, and elsewhere. Her story "Clean Girls” was selected by Aimee Bender to appear in Best Small Fictions 2018. She is currently working on a collection of short fiction.
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Ben Loory

Ben Loory is the author of the collections Tales of Falling and Flying and Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day, both from Penguin. His fables and tales have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Electric Literature, and Fairy Tale Review, and been heard on This American Life... Read More →
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Aatif Rashid

Aatif Rashid is the author of the novel Portrait of Sebastian Khan (2019). He’s published stories in The Massachusetts Review, Arcturus, Barrelhouse, Triangle House, and other places. He currently writes regularly for The Kenyon Review blog.
avatar for Claire Lin

Claire Lin

Claire Lin is the founder and cave master of Los Angeles Writers’ Grotto. She is the winner of the 2018 James Kirkwood Literary Prize and is working on a collection of magical-realism tales about journeys through the shadow of death.

Sunday October 6, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm PDT
Meeting Room B, Los Angeles Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
  Central Library - Room B

1:30pm PDT

Kickin' it with Kindness
Bring your sad, angry, happy - all your feelings - and throw them in a bucket, share your voice. Learn how to turn them into art and activism.

avatar for Marisela Gomez

Marisela Gomez

Chicana writer, scholar, and teacher from Los Angeles. Cal State Northridge graduate with an MA in English Creative Writing (2019) and a BA in English Creative Writing and Literature (2017). She aims to create multiple bridges within her fields to help young writers reclaim their... Read More →
avatar for Samvel Aleksanyan

Samvel Aleksanyan

Armenian born, American writer and artist. He is a CSUN graduate with a Master's Degree in Creative Writing. His work has been published by Pif Magazine, The Northridge Review, and Canyon Voices.
avatar for Annabelle Bonebrake

Annabelle Bonebrake

Los Angeles poet, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She is currently teaching high school English and studying for an M.A. in Creative Writing at CSUN. Her work has appeared in Cathexis Northwest Press and Tiny Seed.
avatar for Shayleene MacReynolds

Shayleene MacReynolds

Currently resides on a small goat farm in Southern California.  With a B.A. in English Language and Literature and an M.A. in English: Creative Writing, most of her writings have circulated around exploring self-discovery, addiction, and human interaction. She strives at learning... Read More →
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Sarah Samantha Alexander

An actor, writer, and musician from Los Angeles, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge, where she majored in English, Creative Writing with an emphasis in Playwriting, and minored in Theatre. She studied acting at Playhouse... Read More →
avatar for Sophia Apodaca

Sophia Apodaca

Central Coast writer. Lives to be kind. MFA student, M.A. in English Creative Writing. 2019 (SJSU) & 2016 (CSUN) Academy of America Poets Prize Winner (2018 Honorable Mention), 2018 Undocupoets finalist. Published in Chaparral and Poets.org... Read More →
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Kim Young

Kim Young is the author of Night Radio (University of Utah Press, 2012), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2014 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She is the founding editor of the online literary journal Chaparral. Young teaches at California State University... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
5th Street Entrance, Los Angeles Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
  Central Library - 5th St Entrance
  • Organization Kind Writers
  • Website KindWriters.com

1:30pm PDT

HeartBEATS Uncaged - Poems for our Family on the Border
The poems presented will feature LA area Poets and Artists bringing timely poems on the topic of immigration in the United States, and the detainment of children. We believe that freedom is for all, and that borders are drawn with the intentions of wealth for governing bodies. They are not embedded on Mother Earth, and are unnatural. We want to voice our poems for all those who are being denied voice and representation in our communities and in our country. Our presentation will include spoken word poems with a communal drum circle -- drums and percussion will be provided on loan to the community to join us -- led by Poet and Congero, Julio Rodriguez. We also plan to have an ASL community member join us so our presentation is accessbile to hearing impaired.

avatar for Rondell E. Johnson

Rondell E. Johnson

Rondell E. Johnson (RJ The Poet) is a Writer, Poet, and Multimedia artist from Los Angeles, California. Active in the community, he manages a non profit book-donation program called the Living Writer Series with the purpose of introducing high school students to authors within the... Read More →
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Abel Salas

As a cultural journalist, curator, translator (English-Spanish) and a poet, my work has taken me throughout the U.S., Mexico and Cuba. It was an honor to have been invited to participate in the 13th Annual International Poetry in Havana as well as, more recently, the SIPEA (Sociedad... Read More →
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Antonieta Villamil

ANTONIETA VILLAMIL is an international award winning bilingual poet with over 11 published books that brings a cross-cultural experience, performing her poetry in a reading and singing dynamic fusion. She focuses her writing on the forgotten ones and honors them with a persistence... Read More →
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Jessica M Wilson

Jessica is a 3rd generation Beatnik... a Beat Poet from the lines of Jack Spicer to Paul Vangelisti, and the heartbeat of the visual Muse and Master Poet, Maurya Simon. She completed her BA in Creative Writing and Art History from the University of California, Riverside in Riverside... Read More →
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Juan Cardenas

Juan Cardenas is a Flutist, Vocalist, Poet, Activist, and Educator to the bilingual community, specializing in teaching poetry and music to the youth. He is a Poet Teacher with Calilfornia Poets in the Schools working with native Spanish speakers and youth of diverse cultural bac... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Central Library - Flower St. Entrance
  Central Library - Flower St. Entrance
  • Organization Los Angeles Poet Society
  • Website www.lapoetsociety.org

1:30pm PDT

Beyond the Placeless Place
Explore belonging, environment, and connection across geographic, emotional, and cultural landscapes--real and imagined - with LGBTQ writers working over and in multiple genres.

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CB Lee

CB Lee is a Lambda Literary Award nominated writer of young adult science fiction and fantasy. Her works include the Sidekick Squad series (Duet Books), Ben 10 (Boom!), and All Out Now (HarperTeen). CB loves to write about queer teens, magic, superheroes, and the power of friendship.Lee’s... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Jess Rey

Joseph Jess Rey

Joseph Jess Rey is a queer Chicano writer born and raised in Los Angeles. He recently received his B.A. in Literature from UCLA, and is looking forward to finally being able to read and write again. He writes fiction and poetry. Rey is currently working on both a queer PoC focused... Read More →
avatar for Molly Thornton

Molly Thornton

Molly Thornton is a multi-genre writer and writing coach. Her poetry, essays, and fiction appear in publications including The Lavender Review, The Seattle Globalist, and They Said anthology from Black Lawrence Press. She is a Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow. She wants to... Read More →
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Karina Vahitova

Karina Vahitova is a post-Soviet queer poet and movement artist from Kiev, Ukraine. She has previously worked with Opportunity Project (helping to develop healing art therapy programs for individuals with brain damage), Studio Formichetti, and Bullett Magazine. She led and managed... Read More →
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Karen Yin

Karen Yin was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, a peace-loving, riot-inciting middle child with one eyebrow permanently arched. Her writing is plain awful on alternating days but has somehow won fellowships from Lambda Literary Foundation and the Hemera Foundation... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Meeting Room A, Los Angeles Central Library
  Central Library - Room A
  • Organization Lambda Literary
  • Website lambdaliterary.org

1:30pm PDT

From North Hollywood to Downtown: Mesmerizing Metaphors and Sizzling Similes
A Deeply Talented Group of Poets Putting their Hearts, Souls and Beings on the Line. Displaying Value, Vulnerability and Voice, these Wordsmiths leave No Subject or Issue Untouched and Unturned.

avatar for Barbara Bagwel

Barbara Bagwel

Barbara Bagwell is an up-and-coming poet who has Featured all over the city and is a regular contributor to SPECTRUM literary journal, published in the Pasadena Area. Her poetry soars with the Saints and flies with the Falcons. The North Hollywood, CA Writer embraces the very life-affirming... Read More →

Mary Anneeta Mann

An artistic pillar of the North Hollywood, CA community.  Mann has Featured her poetry all over Los Angeles, had her plays produced all over town and been the recipient of awards and certificates from Mayors, City Councilmen and veteran artists, business people and publicists.  Mann... Read More →

John Rawlings

Rawlings is making a name for himself throughout the San Fernando Valley as a poet unafraid of tackling political, social or romantic issues.  The African American Blast that Lasts has Featured his Verse not just in the San Fernando Valley, but throughout most of Los Angeles.  Rawlings... Read More →
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Bob Rich

If you want to read or listen to beautiful and pure poetry spoken with sensitivity, confidence and sincerity, Rich is the poet for you.  Rich, a copy editor at The Tolucan Times in Toluca Lake, CA, has Featured and is a staple at UNBUCKLED: No Ho POETRY.  This up-and-coming scribe... Read More →
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Kyle Smith

A native of New Orleans, LA, Smith is a walking and performing wonder.  His form of rap and poetry fills the moment with sharp imagery and genuine throughlines.  The African American Powerhouse proves that simplicity and honesty go hand-in-hand in producing some of the most beautiful... Read More →
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Randi Israelow

Israelow's delivery and words are as striking as she is.  Wringing every bit of difficult truth and sincerity from her naked and raw heart and soul, the veteran playwright and poet leaves us, the audience, mesmerized in her wake.  Few poets in the country possess her control of... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Rotunda, Los Angeles Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
  Central Library - Rotunda
  • Organization UNBUCKLED: No Ho POETRY
  • Website youtube.com/nohopoetry

1:30pm PDT

All The Ways Grandma Tried to Kill Me Growing Up: Stories of Childhood Survival
How many times did YOUR grandma almost kill you? Sit down and reminisce with our Eclectic Voices writers as they tell stories ranging from funny to dramatic, from weird to wicked, from rollicking to tear-jerking, exploring those special situations that made surviving childhood so interesting.

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Jeff Folschinsky

Jeff Folschinsky is a published playwright and author whose theatrical plays that have been produced at theaters nationwide and is a co-author of the movie, Revenge of the Bimbot Zombie Killers produced by Celtino Productions. Originally from Houston, TX, Mr. Folschinsky resides in... Read More →
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Ken Patton

Born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in New York and California, Ken has been passionate about words, theatre and music from an early age. Upon graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BFA in Theatre, Ken continued his career in the Entertainment by spending the... Read More →
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Sean M. Kozma

Originally hailing from Ann Arbor Michigan, Sean moved to Los Angeles twenty years ago to follow his dream of making a living in the entertainment industry. For the last fifteen years, he has been working as a sound designer and audio technician in live theatre and themed entertainment... Read More →
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Tyler Tanner

Tyler Tanner has been a member of of the Eclectic Voices for the past ten years. His works have been produced at the Sacred Fools Theater, The Met Theater and The Eclectic Company Theater. He co-wrote the award winning Revenge of The Bimbot Zombie Killers which was recently screened... Read More →
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Mark Bate

Mark is a retired sea captain. He spends his days crafting meat sculptures and crocheting football helmets for the local children’s hospital. After discovering the cure for carpal tunnel and carefully preserving it for posterity, he climbed Everest in a wheelchair, and played Mahjong... Read More →
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C.R. Sutton

C.R. Sutton writes weird fiction and essays, and impossible plays and films. She’s just finished her first short story collection, Curious Monsters and is working on her first novel. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside. withcoffeespoons.com... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Teenscape Room, Los Angeles Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
  Central Library - Teenscape

2:00pm PDT

Science (Non)fiction: Intersections of Science and Art
What Books writers embrace a particular chaos, where story falls into the arms of all that is possible and attempts a balancing act on the pin-head of reality. Join us for a genre-busting reading of new work from the pre-apocalypse.Science (Non)fiction: Intersections of Science and Art

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Patty Seyburn

Patty Seyburn has published five collections of poems: Threshold Delivery (Finishing Line Press, 2019), Perfecta (What Books Press, Glass Table Collective, 2014); Hilarity, (New Issues Press, 2009), Mechanical Cluster (Ohio State University Press, 2002) and Diasporadic (Helicon Nine... Read More →
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Rebbecca Brown

Rebbecca Brown received her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007. She has published a novel entitled They Become Her (What Books Press, 2014), and a prose poem collection entitled Mouth Trap (Arc Pair Press, 2018). She is also a musician... Read More →
avatar for Katharine Haake

Katharine Haake

Katharine Haake just completed the Science Delirium Madness residency at the Djerassi Artist’s Ranch. Her books include a future eco-fable, The Time of Quarantine; a hybrid California prose lyric, That Water, Those Rocks; three collections of stories; and the recent prose chapbook... Read More →
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Rod Val Moore

Rod Val Moore is the author of the short story collection, Igloo Among Palms, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award in 1994. His first novel, A History of Hands, won the University of Massachusetts Press' Juniper Prize for Fiction, and was listed by Entropy.com as one of the twenty best novels of 2014. Moore's second novel, Brittle Star, published by L.A.'s What Books Press, was selected by Foreward Reviews magazine as the best science fiction novel of the year, and later nominated for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Last Bookstore
  The Last Bookstore
  • Organization What Books Press
  • Website whatbookspress.com

2:30pm PDT

Bad Ken and the Desert Imaginaries
Experiment with tropes of the desert imaginary as conceptualized through Joshua Tree's community of artistic praxis published in Bad Ken: A Journal of Place.

avatar for Ruth Nolan

Ruth Nolan

Ruth Nolan is a California desert-based poet/writer and professor of Creative Writing at College of the Desert in Palm Springs, CA. Her poetry collection Badwater placed as a finalist in the 2018 Hilary Gravendyk poetry book contest, and she's also the author of Ruby Mountain (Finishing... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Rinne

Cindy Rinne

Cindy Rinne creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She is Poet in Residence for the Neutra Institute Gallery and Museum, Los Angeles, CA. A Pushcart nominee. Cindy is the author of several books: Letters Under Rock with Bory Thach, forthcoming (Elyssar Press), Mapless with... Read More →
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Sean Negus

Sean Negus is an Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts where he teaches in the Writing & Literature Program. He co-organizes the Joshua Tree Experiential Arts & Writing Retreat each year with Ariel Fintushel. Hurricane Music, his first collection of poems, is forthcoming... Read More →
avatar for Anne Yale

Anne Yale

Anne Yale is the author of Liturgy of Small Feathers. Her poetry has appeared in Chaparral, Zócalo Public Square, California Quarterly, Lengua Larga, Boca Abierta, Mothers Always Write and Whale Road Review. She is founder and editor-in-chief at Yak Press, and originator of the Native... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Anderson

Cynthia Anderson

Cynthia Anderson lives in the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree National Park. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Spillway, Crab Orchard Review, Apercus Quarterly, Askew, San Pedro River Review, Mojave River Review, The Coil, and Split Rock Review. Her work has been nominated... Read More →
avatar for Nicelle Davis

Nicelle Davis

Nicelle Davis is a California poet, collaborator, and performance artist who walks the desert with her son J.J. in search of owl pellets and rattlesnake skins. Her poetry collections include The Walled Wife (Red Hen Press, 2016), In the Circus of You (Rose Metal Press, 2015), Becoming... Read More →
avatar for Ariel Fintushel

Ariel Fintushel

Ariel Fintushel is a multimedia poet/artist working out of Los Angeles with publications in Cholla Needles, Bad Ken, Huffington Post, Zaum, Baltimore University’s Welter, The A3 Review, and elsewhere. Fintushel has an MFA from SF Stat and co-curates an annual retreat for artists... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
5th Street Entrance, Los Angeles Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
  Central Library - 5th St Entrance
  • Organization The Joshua Tree Experiential Arts & Writing Retreat
  • Website joshuatree.transpoiesis.com

2:30pm PDT

Every Bruin Starts To Roar!
A Bruin literary bear hug of potent, fierce, spoken word performances of short fiction by UCLA alum/affiliated writers.  Stories by Jay A. Fernandez, Terence McVicker, Mary Otis  and Michelle Blair Wilker will be performed by Jessica Hopper, Paul Lasa, Holger Moncada, Jr. and Sally Shore.

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Jay A. Fernandez

JAY A. FERNANDEZ, a longtime writer and editor, has worked on the editorial staffs of The Washington Post, Code, and The Hollywood Reporter. He created and wrote the weekly column “Scriptland” for the Los Angeles Times, and his essays and journalism have appeared in Lithub, Pacific... Read More →
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Terence McVicker

TERENCE MCVICKER has professionally participated in all facets of the written word for more than thirty years: rare book dealer, designer, printer and publisher, specializing in the fields of horror, fantasy and science fiction. He designed, and published Ray Bradbury’s last book... Read More →
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Mary Otis

MARY OTIS is the author of the short-story collection. Yes, Yes, Cherries. Her stories and essays have been published in Best New American Voices (Harcourt), Electric Literature, Tin House, Zyzzyva, McSweeney’s, Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books Special Fiction... Read More →
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Michelle Blair Wilker

Michelle Blair Wilker is a Los Angeles-writer and producer. Her work has appeared in Across the Margin, Whistlingfire, Unheard LA, Felix Magazine, Storgy, and The Huffington Post. She was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s November 2012 contest for new writers and shortlisted for the... Read More →
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Jessica Hopper

JESSICA HOPPER is an actress and writer in Los Angeles. She wrote and starred in "The Sofas of Springtime," which won Best Mockumentary at both the Die Laughing Film Festival and the Clatskanie Film Festival in 2019. Recent TV credits include Will & Grace (NBC) and The Leftovers (HBO... Read More →
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Paul Lasa

PAUL LASA is an actor of Cuban/Spanish descent who’ll be featured in the upcoming blockbuster Warner Bros film, Birds of Prey, with Margot Robbie. A company member at Theatre NEO Ensemble and the Turbine Improv Arts collective, he is also an RN.
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Sally Shore

The 8th reader is Acclaimed Spoken Word Artist SALLY SHORE, was a 2001 Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department Regional Arts Grant winner for her New Short Fiction Series™, L.A.’s longest running spoken word series, resident at The Federal Bar for its 23rd season in 2019, bringing... Read More →
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Alex Boling

ALEX BOLING has enjoyed recurring guest star roles on Suburgatory, Secret Life of the American Teenager, Las Vegas and Will & Grace, as well as guest stars and co-stars on every genre of episodic television. His first film job was a movie musical called Isle of Lesbis, which achieved... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Meeting Room A, Los Angeles Central Library
  Central Library - Room A
  • Website www.newshortfictionseries.com

2:30pm PDT

On The Job In Hollywood
From above-the-line executives to below-the-line crew, compelling and often hilarious stories from those who were nutty enough to make a living in Tinseltown.

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John McNaughton

Before becoming a filmmaker, John McNaughton worked for Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago Bridge and Iron, Republic Steel, Pullman Bank, Campbell Mithun Advertising, as a carnival barker, silversmith, sailboat builder, bartender, carpenter, and operator of a laser light show. In 1986... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Nigrosh

Nancy Nigrosh

Nancy Nigrosh heads the Motion Picture and Television department at The Partos Company, a Santa Monica-based agency which represents directors of photography, production designers, and costume designers. A top Hollywood agent for over twenty-three years, Nigrosh headed the Literary... Read More →
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David Kukoff

David Kukoff is the author of the novel Children of the Canyon and the editor of the bestselling anthology Los Angeles in the 1970s. Kukoff’s contribution to that book, “It Was Fun While it Lasted,” was excerpted in Los Angeles Magazine in November, 2016. His script, An Uncivil... Read More →
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Rocky Lang

Rocky Lang has produced, written and directed motion pictures, documentaries, television shows, movies-of-the-week, and miniseries. He recently executive produced Girl Fight for Lifetime Television and Racing For Time starring Charles Dutton, which received a Best Picture nomination... Read More →
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Bruce Ferber

Bruce Ferber is a multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, whose television writing and producing credits include Bosom Buddies, Growing Pains, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Coach, and Home Improvement, where he served as executive producer and showrunner. He turned to writing fiction... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Meeting Room B, Los Angeles Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
  Central Library - Room B
  • Organization The Way We Work
  • Website www.bruceferber.net

2:30pm PDT

DIVERSITY: Stories of Connection in an Urban Jungle
Life in a big city like Los Angeles is challenging and funny.  Join us for stories about the things that connect us all in ways we least expect by a mix of voices sharing heartfelt experiences with racism, immigration, embracing cultural and gender identities and overcoming hardships.

avatar for Suzanne Weerts

Suzanne Weerts

Suzanne Weerts is the Founder and Creative Artistic Director for JAM Creative, a storytelling group committed to bringing diverse voices to the stage to connect communities while supporting local charities. Suzanne has served as a mentor with Young Storytellers and a Speaker Coach... Read More →
avatar for Candace Nicholas-Lippman

Candace Nicholas-Lippman

Candace Nicholas-Lippman is an actress, spoken word artist and youth educator with a passion for using her God-given talents to uplift others. Candace’s acting credits include a recurring role on the Freeform/Hulu series Good Trouble, Nick Bottom in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s... Read More →
avatar for Lila Lee Silvern

Lila Lee Silvern

Lila Lee Silvern is a graduate of the UCLA Theatre Arts Department and received a Masters Degree in Bilingual Education from California State University, Northridge. She appeared in a series called "The World Comes to Los Angeles" for KLCS and developed educational curricula for... Read More →
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Lawrence Evan Dotson

Lawrence Evan Dotson is a Los Angeles native. In 1991 he graduated from the UCLA School of Theater. Shortly thereafter, he started a career as a hip-hop journalist through 2003, and wrote under the moniker Loupy D. He earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Antioch... Read More →
avatar for Lan Tran

Lan Tran

Lan Tran’s previously published work includes essays and creative non-fiction in Word and Image (Pearson, 2010), A New Literary History of America (Harvard University Press, 2009), Waking Up American (Seal Press, 2005), and Falling Backwards (Hourglass Books, 2004). Lan is a recipient... Read More →
avatar for Janette Valenzo

Janette Valenzo

Janette Valenzo is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she trained at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and The Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. She is currently working on a one-woman show about Cesar Chavez for Living Voices, a Seattle-based theatre company, where... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Rotunda, Los Angeles Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

2:30pm PDT

Two Degrees to Survival: Hot Streets and Dog Parks
4 and 20 For Better or Worse presents melting glaciers, missed opportunities, newfound connections, and love all of which are guaranteed to trigger threads of urgency, perseverance, and thoughtful reflection in the listeners.

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Karen Bram Casady

Karen Bram Casady spent her professional career as a business writer and editor working with large commercial clients including Kaiser Permanente, Southern California Edison and the City of Los Angeles. Her poetry and short fiction appear in print and online publications including... Read More →
avatar for Jeannette Hartman

Jeannette Hartman

Jeannette Hartman has been a writer since she was nine-years-old. When Life demanded that she be an adult, she used her love of writing as a journalist, a public relations practitioner, a marketing maven and as a web content developer for such employers as Santa Monica College, Blue... Read More →
avatar for Carl Robinette

Carl Robinette

Carl Robinette is a multi-media journalist and author of short stories. His fiction can be seen in multiple publications in print and online. Carl is currently developing several short story series while working as a contributing reporter with the Los Feliz Ledger in Los Angeles... Read More →
avatar for Rebeca Zavaleta

Rebeca Zavaleta

Rebeca Zavaleta has been a hard-core Angelino for 4 decades living in disparate areas that have both marked and marred her. In the streets of LA, she’s been propositioned (who hasn’t?), shot at, sung to, run over, yelled at, kissed, danced with, and one time jumped out of a runaway... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Teenscape Room, Los Angeles Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
  Central Library - Teenscape
  • Organization 4 and 20 For Better or Worse
  • Website fb.me/4and20forbetterorworse

2:30pm PDT

Womxn Write Inn: Empowered Voices
Four women from underrepresented groups in literature—women of color, queer, immigrant, transnational, and chronically ill—will perform text that challenges misperceptions of WOC and celebrates the power of sisterhood. Our voices are ever more urgent given the rise of racism and borders closures across the globe.

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liz gonzález

liz gonzález is the author of Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos New and Selected. Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction recently appeared in Voices de la Luna and the anthologies Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, and Voices from Leimert Park Anthology Redux... Read More →
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Sehba Sarwar

Sehba Sarwar is the author of the novel Black Wings. Her essays, short stories, and poems have appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Creative Time Reports, Callaloo and elsewhere. Born and raised in an activist home in Karachi, Pakistan, Sarwar tackles border/displacement... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley

Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley

Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley is a creative non-fiction writer, filmmaker, and mother of two. Her film The Big Deal won the Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Short. She is currently writing a memoir and feature film script while working full-time and trying to juggle it all.

Sunday October 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Poetry Point at China Town Hub The Chinatown Hub is located on Broadway north of College

3:00pm PDT

A Cycle For All Seasons
It’s all about cycles. And not just the kind rolling through the streets for CycLAvia. Tertulia Literary Salon will journey through some of the more hidden cycles of life, both on our streets and beyond. Because we all know real life happens during the rinse cycle, the weather cycle, the menstrual cycle, or even while trying to figure out what you can recycle.

avatar for Marina Cassini

Marina Cassini

Former Paris fashion designer, now writes historical fiction based on her Russian aristocratic roots. She divides her time between Santa Fe and Los Angeles.
avatar for Ron Gutierrez

Ron Gutierrez

Ron Gutierrez is the director of Tertulia and managing director of Lit Crawl LA. A former software developer and long distance cyclist, his fiction has appeared in Connotation Press, California Prose Directory, The Rattling Wall, Black Candies, and the anthologies Sex by the Book... Read More →
avatar for Louis Buchhold

Louis Buchhold

Louis Buchhold, aka DoctorBuckles is in the third phase of his creative multi-career professional life. After completing his junior recital in music, he received his bachelor’s degree in visual art and drawing, later attending UCLA studying art as visual communication for advertising... Read More →
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Nina Rota

Nina Rota is a writer and sometimes makes short films. Her essays can be found in Witness Magazine and Entropy among others. Her award-winning short films have appeared in Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time project, Anthology Film Archives, and the Pompidou Centre. She is currently... Read More →
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Jessica Lynch

Jessica Lynch is a primatologist specializing monkey behavior, genetics and conservation in the Neotropics. She is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education for the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, and also works in the UCLA Department of Anthropology. Her scientific... Read More →
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Ray Chavez

Ray Chavez is a bilingual Latino poet from a family of farm workers and storytellers who celebrated their good fortune around a campfire. Poetry is his vehicle, taking listeners to the outskirts of their inner space. Ray has read at New York’s Nuyorican Poet’s Café and was invited... Read More →
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Suraj Alva

Suraj spent the first half of his life living around the world--in India, the Persian Gulf and Europe. He is now an American citizen who wrote his first story in March 2017. His work has appeared in The Common (Spring 2020 issue), GNU Journal, The Fiction Pool, Dragon Poet Review... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Last Bookstore
  The Last Bookstore

3:30pm PDT

Daughters of Whitman: A Celebration and Challenge
Los Angeles women literary artists explore the complicated legacy of the father of American poetry. This lively mix of reading, discussion, and performance is part of Whitmania, the west coast's largest celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th birthday in 2019.

avatar for Amber West

Amber West

Dr. Amber West is the author of two poetry collections, Hen & God (The Word Works, 2017) and Daughter Eraser (Finishing Line Press, 2015), as well as numerous “puppet poems” that have been performed nationally. Her writing has appeared in journals and anthologies such as Calyx... Read More →
avatar for Susannah Rodríguez Drissi

Susannah Rodríguez Drissi

Dr. Susannah Rodríguez Drissi is an award-winning Cuban poet, playwright, and scholar. Her writing has appeared in anthologies such as In Season—Stories of Discovery, Loss, Home, and Places in Between (Winner of the Florida Book Award) and journals such as the Los Angeles Review... Read More →
avatar for Cecilia Fairchild

Cecilia Fairchild

Cecilia Fairchild was conceived on a moving train in a thunderstorm outside Marfa, TX. She is a Los Angele native, a seventh generation Californian, and holds her MFA in acting from USC. She is also a playwright whose recent work includes Fortunate Son, a Faust myth set in post-Vietnam... Read More →
avatar for Dominiqua Dickey

Dominiqua Dickey

Dominiqua Dickey is a fiction writer and the author of “God's Gonna Trouble the Water,” featured in the critically acclaimed anthology, Mississippi Noir (Akashic Books). Her short story, "Old Job" recently received honorable mention in Typehouse Literary Magazine's 2019 Biennial... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
5th Street Entrance, Los Angeles Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

3:30pm PDT

Pen Presents: LA Music Abridged
Six LA writers share short essays inspired by Los Angeles musical movements, including West Coast rap, hair metal, and punk. Join for a wild tour of Los Angeles sounds past and present with some of the city's most vibrant writers, and keep the party going with the PEN America LitCrawl playlist.

avatar for Carl Peel

Carl Peel

Carl Peel grew up playing in bands all over the Los Angeles area. He graduated with a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) then began a career as a journalist. He quickly found he gets more fiction writing done when... Read More →
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Sara Benincasa

Sara Benincasa is an author, comedian, screenwriter, and Los Angeles transplant. Hailing from the wilds of rural New Jersey, she speaks at universities, nonprofits and business conferences to advocate for mental health awareness and access to affordable mental healthcare. Her most... Read More →
avatar for Bridgette Bianca

Bridgette Bianca

Bridgette Bianca is a poet and professor from South Central Los Angeles. Her debut book of poetry, be/trouble, will be released by Writ Large Press/The Accomplices in February 2020
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Jessica Shoemaker

Jessica Shoemaker lives in Los Angeles, California. Her mother gave her a typewriter on her tenth birthday. It is the best present she has ever received. Her fiction has appeared in Fiction Southeast, Blue Skirt Productions, Lunch Ticket, Hobart, and Angels Flight literary west... Read More →
avatar for Sacha A. Howells

Sacha A. Howells

Sacha A. Howells grew up in Canada, Libya, and Bakersfield, California. He was named a 2012 PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, a 2013 Ragdale Foundation Fellow, and a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. He is a co-founder of WordCraft, a collective of writing consultants, teach... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Manuel

Douglas Manuel

Douglas Manuel received a BA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and an MFA from Butler University. Currently a Middleton and Dornsife Fellow at the University of Southern California, he is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. His first full length collection... Read More →
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F. Douglas Brown

F. Douglas Brown is the author of two poetry collections, ICON, and Zero to Three, winner of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by US Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith. He also co-authored with poet Geffrey Davis, Begotten (URB Books, 2016), a chapbook of poetry as part... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Meeting Room A, Los Angeles Central Library
  Central Library - Room A
  • Website pen.org

3:30pm PDT

The Sun is a Joke: stories from and about some un-spotlit corners of Los Angeles
LA County has over 10 million stories waiting to be told. The six you wiil hear are true (or not). Only the names may have been changed to protect the innocent.

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Susan Berman

Susan Berman’s stories have appeared in Zyzzyva, The Rattling Wall, Joyland, PANK, and The Santa Monica Review. A three-time Pushcart Award nominee, Susan received a special mention in The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, 2013. She was also a finalist in the Glimmer Train... Read More →
avatar for Chelika Yapa

Chelika Yapa

Chelika Yapa received her MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University, where she was awarded a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in the New England Review, Glamour, Mamm, and Now. She was a semi-finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and... Read More →
avatar for Lara Fitzjarrald

Lara Fitzjarrald

Lara Fitzjarrald received her MFA in Creative Writing from UC Irvine in 2018. She won the MacDonald Harris Award for Fiction in 2017. As a participant in the UC Irvine MFA Programs in Writing reading series, Lara read from her works in progress at venues that included Skylight Books... Read More →
avatar for Mia Taylor

Mia Taylor

Mia Taylor is a writer, copy editor, and game show researcher living in Los Angeles. Mia's work has been published in Tin House, Mid-American Review, Los Angeles Review, Dust-Up. Recently she lived in Nepal teaching English in a monastery to young Tibetan Buddhist monks.
avatar for Philip Di Giacomo

Philip Di Giacomo

Philip Di Giacomo’s work has appeared in The Nervous Breakdown, 1888 The Cost of Paper, Fiction on The Web, Halfway Down the Stairs, Story and Grit, Fish Food Magazine, Literary Manhattan, The Examined Life Journal, Fleas on the Dog and The Bethlehem Writers Group. He is a former... Read More →
avatar for Susan Lindheim

Susan Lindheim

Susan Lindheim won the UCLA Extension Writing Program’s Kirkwood Prize for an excerpt from her novel Baby Driver. Her short fiction has been published in The Nervous Breakdown, the South Dakota Review, and Voice from the Planet, an anthology of international fiction. Susan speaks... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Meeting Room B, Los Angeles Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
  Central Library - Room B
  • Organization UCLA Extension Alumni (February Eggnog Drinkers)

3:30pm PDT

It's a Book Party!
It's a Book Party! Publishing a book can take years of work filled with countless revisions, submissions, and rejections. A trial of perseverance, when a writer finally holds a published book in their hands, it's a day worth celebrating. Help us welcome the newest titles from the women and nonbinary writers of Women Who Submit into the world with a raucous book bash.

avatar for Carla Sameth

Carla Sameth

Carla Sameth’s memoir One Day on the Gold Line was published July 2019. Her work appears in various anthologies and literary journals including MUTHA Magazine, Narratively, Longreads and Brain, Child. A former PEN Teaching Artist, Sameth teaches at the LA Writing Project, Southern... Read More →
avatar for Noriko Nakada

Noriko Nakada

Noriko Nakada writes, blogs, tweets, parents, and teaches middle school in Los Angeles. She is committed to writing thought-provoking creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. Her work has appeared in Kartika, Catapult, Hippocampus, and Linden Avenue. Through Eyes Like Mine was shortlisted... Read More →
avatar for Colette Sartor

Colette Sartor

Colette Sartor’s linked short story collection Once Removed (UGA Press 2019) won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. She teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program as well as privately and is an executive director of the CineStory Foundation, a mentoring organization... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Brittan Rosado

Michelle Brittan Rosado

Michelle Brittan Rosado is the author of Why Can't It Be Tenderness, which won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and published by University of Wisconsin Press in November 2018. Her chapbook, Theory on Falling into a Reef, was the winner of the inaugural... Read More →
avatar for Jenise Miller

Jenise Miller

Jenise Miller is an urban planner and inaugural DSTL Arts Artist-in-Residence in Compton. She was a 2018 Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA) workshop fellow in poetry. She recently published her first chapbook, The Blvd, which explores experiences growing up in Compton that few hea... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Rotunda, Los Angeles Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
  Central Library - Rotunda
  • Organization Women Who Submit
  • Website womenwhosubmitlit.org

3:30pm PDT

L.A. in a Flash
After a handful of Expo contributors share their flash writing, we’ll turn the tables on the audience with a prompt to get their creative juices flowing, then hand over the mic and let the LitCrawlers read to us!

avatar for Brooke Seipel

Brooke Seipel

Brooke Seipel is a journalist and budding poet living in Los Angeles. Her nonfiction work has been featured in The New Republic, The Hill, and The OC Register, and her fiction has been featured on the Of Gods and Ghosts podcast. Oh, and also on her mom’s fridge.
avatar for Annlee Ellingson

Annlee Ellingson

Annlee Ellingson is the nonfiction editor of Exposition Review. At her day job she writes about entertainment and technology and reviews movies for L.A. Biz. She’s a mentor for WriteGirl and book manager for the anthology "This Moment: Bold Voices from WriteGirl," as well as treasurer... Read More →
avatar for Jackie DesForges

Jackie DesForges

Jackie DesForges is currently based in Los Angeles and pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing, with a focus on crime fiction. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Exposition Review, Matador Network, and more. She's the co-founder of the TalesOnRail Artist in Residence... Read More →
avatar for Brie Radke

Brie Radke

Brie Radke is a Southern California resident but will forever think of her native Pacific Northwest as home. Recently, her poetry and stories have been featured in Chaleur Magazine, From the Depths by Haunted Waters Press, Tilde by Thirty West Publishing House, and Exposition Review... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Secola

Melissa Secola

Melissa Secola is a writer and teacher. Her work appears in the anthologies "Waking Up American" and "Italy, a Love Story." She is a graduate of USC's film school and is currently working toward her master's degree in education at Mount Saint Mary's University.
avatar for Eric Andrew Newman

Eric Andrew Newman

Eric Andrew Newman lives in Los Angeles with his partner and their dog. He works by day as an archivist for a nonprofit foundation and by night as a writer of flash and micro fiction. His stories have been nominated for the Best Small Fictions and Best Microfiction anthologies, and... Read More →
avatar for Chelsea Sutton

Chelsea Sutton

Chelsea Sutton writes weird fiction and essays, and impossible plays and films. She’s just finished her first short story collection, "Curious Monsters," which was a runner-up for the 2018 Madeline P. Plonsker Emerging Writers Residency Prize, and is working on her first novel... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Teenscape Room, Los Angeles Central Library 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
  Central Library - Teenscape

5:00pm PDT

Lit Crawl L.A. "Speak-Easy" Happy Hour
Wrap up your Lit Crawl L.A. adventure and meet up with fellow crawlers at The Love Song Bar at The Regent, a classic cocktail den with dark reclaimed wood surfaces and bottles galore. Come enjoy the ever changing vinyl selection being played on the record player. Typsy in love or typsy from literature, all crawlers are welcome at The Love Song Bar. Will you want to be there? Most definitely. Sponsored by The Regent Theater DTLA, Spaceland Presents and Knitting Factory Entertainment. Cash bar, free with reservation (required).

Sunday October 6, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Love Song Bar
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