BILLY BURGOS•MELISSA CHADBURN•ANTONIA CRANE•MICHELLE DETORIE•
J. DAVID GONZALEZ•MYRIAM GURBA•KATE MARUYAMA•MEGAN MILKS•TOMAS MONIZ•LYNNE THOMPSON
Sunday, October 12, 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.
RSVP (not required) at rhapsodomancyla at gmail dot com (RSVP will add you to the Rhapsodomancy email list)
$10 suggested donation: $1 per year to celebrate our 10th year in existence! There will be a cash bar.
Billy Burgos is a Painter/Poet from Los Angeles. His first collection of poetry titled Eulogy To An Unknown Tree was published by Writ Large Press in January 2013. His art and poetry show The Faces of LA Poetry was featured on KCET and has shown at The Mike Kelly Gallery in Venice, California and at The WorldStage Performance Gallery.
When Melissa Chadburn is not teaching at UCSD, she can usually be found protesting somewhere. She has written for Guernica, SLAKE, Salon, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, American Public Media’s Marketplace, and a dozen other places. Her essay, "The Throwaways," was noted in 2013’s Best American Essays and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Follow her on twitter @melissachadburn. She loves your whole outfit right now.
Antonia Crane is a writer, teacher and Moth Story Slam Winner in Los Angeles. She is the author of the memoir Spent by Barnacle Books/Rare Bird Lit. Her other work can be found in Playboy, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Dame Magazine, Salon, PANK magazine, Black Clock, The Believer, Frequencies, Slake, The Los Angeles Review The New Black, and lots other places. She can be found running up Griffith Park or trying to convince her students to log off Facebook.
Michelle Detorie lives in Santa Barbara, CA, where she edits Hex Presse and coordinates the Writing Center at Santa Barbara City College. She is the author of numerous chapbooks including Fur Birds (Insert Press), How Hate Got Hand (eohippus labs), and Bellum Letters (Dusie). She also makes visual poems, poetry objects, and time-based poetry. In 2007, Michelle was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, and in 2010 she won a direct-to-artist grant from the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative for her public art project, The Poetry Booth. Her first full-length collection, After-Cave, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press in September. Her current project, The Sin in Wilderness, is a book-length erasure project about love, animals, and affective geography.
J. David Gonzalez's work has appeared in Thuglit, Plots with Guns, Yeti, Jai-Alai Magazine, thickjam and elsewhere. His essay on the history of Florida crime fiction "Staring at the Sun" appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books and, subsequently, Salon.com. Born in Miami, FLA, he currently lives in Los Angeles where he works as a bookseller at Skylight Books. He is currently at work on his first novel, and occasionally blogs about books and other miscellany at Cabinetbeer.com.
Kate Maruyama's novel Harrowgate was published by 47North in October, 2013. Her short work has appeared in Arcadia, Stoneboat and Controlled Burn and on Salon and The Rumpus, among others. She teaches, writes, cooks and eats in Los Angeles where she lives with her family.
Megan Milks is the author of Kill Marguerite and Other Stories (Emergency Press, 2014) and the chapbook Twins (Birds of Lace, 2012). Her fiction has been published in three volumes of innovative writing as well as many journals; she is editor of The &NOW Awards 3: The Best Innovative Writing, 2011-2013 and a board member of co•im•press. She teaches creative writing and literature at Beloit College.
Tomas Moniz is founder, editor, and writer for the award winning: Rad Dad. He released Bellies and Buffalos, a tender novella about friendship, family and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. He makes zines, and his most current one is available, but you have to send a postcard: PO Box 3555, Berkeley 94703.
Lynne Thompson’s first full-length collection, Beg No Pardon, won the Perugia Press Book Award and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award. Start With A Small Guitar, her second collection, was published by What Books Press in October, 2013. A Pushcart Prize nominee, recipient of fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center and the Summer Literary Seminars, and a presenter at the 2014 Associated Writers & Writing Program Conference, Thompson’s poems are forthcoming in the African American Review and Prairie Schooner. She serves as Reviews & Essays Editor of the literary journal, Spillway.