The Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, 90027 (east Hollywood/Silver Lake: corner of Hollywood & Hillhurst)
21 and over only.
RSVP at rhapsodomancyla at gmail dot com (RSVP not required, but appreciated)
$3 suggested donation at door. Proceeds will benefit Partners In Health. There will be a cash bar.
Felicia Luna Lemus is the author of the novels Like Son (Akashic Books; 2008 Ferro-Grumley Award Finalist) and Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Her writing has appeared in anthologies including Lengua Fresca: Latinos Writing on the Edge (Mariner Books), Fifteen Candles: 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and other Quinceañera Stories (HarperCollins), and That's So You (Seal Press), as well as in magazines including BOMB, ZYZZYVA, and Latina. For more information: www.FeliciaLunaLemus.com.
Brendan Constantine is a poet based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in numerous journals, most notably Ploughshares, Ninth Letter, The Cortland Review and RUNES. His collection, Letters To Guns, was released in 2009 from Red Hen Press. New work is forthcoming in Ploughshares (again!), Chaparral, Black Crow, Luvina, and the anthology Bright Wings. He is currently poet in residence at Loyola Marymount University Extension and the Windward School. In addition, he regularly offers classes in hospitals, elder care centers and shelters for the homeless.
Antonia Crane is a freelance journalist, editor and sex worker from Humboldt County. She was behind the unionization effort in 1996 for Lusty Lady Theatre: SEIU Local 790: The Exotic Dancers Alliance. After graduating from Mills College in 2002, Antonia moved to Los Angeles to pursue HIV/STI counseling for the porn industry at Aim Health Care. She has been a sex educator and harm reduction counselor for at-risk youth and women in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She holds an BA from
Mandy Kahn's poetry has been anthologized in From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas, 1900-2002, edited by Ishmael Reed. She is co-author, with Aaron Rose, of the forthcoming book Collage Culture: Examining the 21st Century's Identity Crisis. She has been a guest columnist for The Los Angeles Times, a guest poet on LA radio station KXLU and is a frequent contributor to Foam magazine. She served on the editing staff at Cutbank and has taught writing and media literacy at The University of Montana and UC Berkeley. A member of The LA Ladies Choir, Mandy lives in Echo Park.