Sunday, June 5, 2011
Doors open at 7:00pm - Reading begins at 7:30pm
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. There will be a cash bar.
James Brown has received the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He has written several novels, and the memoirs The Los Angeles Diaries, and This River. His writing has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, GQ, and Ploughshares. He teaches in the MFA program at Cal State San Bernardino.
Stacy Gnall is from Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her BA at Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA at the University of Alabama. Her poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, The Florida Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Indiana Review, The Laurel Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. She is currently working on her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. She lives in Los Angeles.
Patrick O’Neil writes nonfiction and makes short films. His essays have appeared in numerous literary journals, most notably: Fourteen Hills, New Plains Review, Weave Magazine, Whistling Fire, Word Riot, Blood Orange Review, and The Coachella Review. His memoir, about his former life as a junkie bank robber titled Gun, Needle, Spoon, is busy being read by indie presses and agents. His short punk themed documentaries have been rejected from every low budget film festival in America – however his latest film: Girls on Girls, is slated to play MoMA NYC for Juxtapoz Magazine's annual event. He assistant teaches English comp at a community college to students who stare at him as if he is speaking in tongues. He currently lives in Hollywood California and holds an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles. You can find more of his writing online at: http://patrickseanoneil.blogspot.com
Wynne Renz is a writer (TV/Film, fiction, & poetry), advertising copywriter, and professional namer. She co-wrote the feature film, Bedrooms, currently airing on Showtime Networks. Her first chapbook collection of poetry, Nobody Loves Nobody (the fussfactory press), received critical acclaim from Al Young, the Poet Laureate of California, emeritus, who stated her poems are "drunk with language, and bright with youthful worry and wonder for the world...with texts as recklessly scored and punctuated as Emily Dickinson's originals." She is presently at work on her first novel. You can find her naming work at www.nomnaming.com.