Sunday, February 9, 2014
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.
$5 suggested donation at door. There will be a cash bar.
Born in Kobe, Japan to a Japanese mother and a French Canadian-American father, Mari L’Esperance was awarded a Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry for her full-length collection The Darkened Temple, published by the University of Nebraska Press in September 2008. An earlier collection Begin Here was awarded a Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press Chapbook Prize. With Tomás Q. Morín, L'Esperance has co-edited Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine, published in May 2013 by Prairie Lights Books and distributed by the University of Iowa Press. Her writing has appeared in print and online journals and is forthcoming in The Book of Scented Things, an anthology of contemporary poems written about or engaging with perfumes. A graduate of the Creative Writing Program at New York University, L'Esperance is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pasadena.
Bronwyn Mauldin is creator of GuerrillaReads, the online video literary magazine and author of the multimedia short story collection, The Streetwise Cycle. Bronwyn won The Coffin Factory's 2012 very short story contest, and her writing has appeared in CellStories, The Battered Suitcase, Blithe House Quarterly and Clamor magazine. She's also a host on the show Indymedia on Air on KPFK radio. Her novel, Love Songs of the Revolution, will be published by the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography in May.
Sara Finnerty is a graduate of NYU and CalArts, and has stories and essays published in Black Warrior Review, The Weeklings, HTMLGIANT, The Rumpus, Frequencies and others. She is originally from Queens, NY and currently lives in Los Angeles, where she co-curates The Griffith Park Storytelling Series.
PB Rippey is the author of the poetry chapbooks Nightmares with Moons (Pudding House Press), and Valley Medley (forthcoming from Finishing Line Press). Her poetry and fiction appear or are forthcoming in journals such as, ZYZZYVA, Phoebe, Pool, Askew Poetry Journal, Chaparral, and the Santa Barbara Independent. She is the 2007 Poetry Fellow for the Abroad Writers’ Conferences and is currently actively seeking a house for her novel. A 7th generation Californian, she lives in the perpetually heat-waved West San Fernando Valley, escaping it whenever possible to explore tide pools with her Kindergartner. Her writing blog is https://pbwrites.wordpress.com. If you visit, be sure to leave a book recommendation—always appreciated.