Sunday, April 17, 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.
Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay. It was named a New York Times Editors' Choice and a Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and Time Out Chicago, and was published in five countries. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, published as one of three volumes in McSweeney's 145 Stories in a Small Box, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands In Paradise, which was named a Favorite Book of the Year by the Village Voice. Honors for her writing include a Hodder Fellowship and the Rome Prize. After a decade in New York, she recently moved to Los Angeles, where she teaches poetry in her living room. Her next book, The Guardians, a prose elegy, is forthcoming next year from FSG and Granta Books.
Collier Nogues’s first book, On the Other Side, Blue, has just been published by Four Way Books. Poems of hers have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Pleiades, Jubilat, The Massachusetts Review, Blackbird, and The Pinch, and she was the 2010 Fishtrap Writer-in-Residence in Wallowa County, Oregon. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, and teaches at UC Irvine.
Tomas Mournian's widely praised debut novel, hidden, is about Ahmed, a 15 y.o. boy who escapes from a reparative therapy facility to San Francisco & underground network of safe houses. hidden was the subject of a short film produced by George Michael. Mournian has written for The Huffington Post, Queerty, Marie Claire, & Los Angeles, among others. Mournian was awarded the Eli Cantor Chair at Yaddo, studied at UC Berkeley & lives in Los Angeles.
Jessica Goodheart’s work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, The Antioch Review, Blue Arc West: An Anthology of California Poets, Mudfish, Salamander, Cider Press Review, Pearl and other journals. Her poetry was featured four times in the Poetry in the Windows exhibit, sponsored by the Arroyo Arts Collective in Los Angeles. She was featured in the Newer Poets reading, sponsored by the Los Angeles Poetry Festival and Beyond Baroque for the ALOUD series at the Los Angeles Public Library. Her first book, entitled Earthquake Season, was published by Word Press in 2010. She leads a green jobs project for the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, an advocacy organization dedicated to building a fair and sustainable economy.