Join Writers Diane Lefer, Robin Ekiss, Steve De Jarnatt and Candace Pearson as they read their work for the Rhapsodomancy reading series.
When: Sunday, December 5th, 2010 Doors open at 7:00pm – Reading begins at 7:30pm
Where: The Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, 90027 (east Hollywood/Silver Lake: corner of Hollywood & Hillhurst)
Who: 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.
Diane Lefer is an author, playwright, and activist whose most recent books are the short-story collection, California Transit, which received the Mary McCarthy Prize and was published by Sarabande Books, and The Blessing Next to the Wound: A Story of Art, Activism, and Transformation, nonfiction co-authored with Colombian exile Hector Aristizábal, which was published in June by Lantern Books. Diane taught for 23 years in the MFA in Writing Program of Vermont College of Fine Arts, short-term in the MFA program at Antioch-LA and the Writers Program, UCLA-Extension, and has led workshops for youth in (and later out) of the juvenile in/justice system. Her plays have been produced on both coasts and as far afield as Afghanistan and she has performed her fiction at Beyond Baroque and at San Francisco’s pleasantly notorious Makeout Room.
Robin Ekiss is a former Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford, recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award for emerging women writers, and author of the book, The Mansion of Happiness, winner of the 2010 Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize, and a finalist for the Balcones Poetry Prize, Northern California Book Awards, and the Commonwealth Club’s California Book Awards. She’s received grants, awards, and residencies from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Millay Colony for the Arts, MacDowell Colony, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, POETRY, APR, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and elsewhere. She lives in San Francisco with the poet Keith Ekiss, their infant son, and their cats, Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein.
Steve De Jarnatt grew up in the small logging town of Longview, Washington. He attended Occidental College, graduated from The Evergreen State College and recently completed the Creative Writing MFA program at Antioch University Los Angeles after a long career as a writer and director in film and television. The indie cult film, Miracle Mile, among many credits. His story, Rubiaux Rising, (Santa Monica Review – Spring 2008) was selected for The Best American Short Stories 2009, guest edited by Alice Sebold. He has new work forthcoming in Meridian.
Candace Pearson is the author of Hour of Unfolding, which received the 2010 Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry from Briery Creek Press at Longwood University. David St. John called Hour of Unfolding, “A truly striking portrait of life in the American West . . . nothing less than a superb debut.” A Pushcart Prize nominee, Candace’s poems have been published in fine journals nationwide, including Ploughshares, Crab Orchard Review, Comstock Review, 5AM, and MARGIE. Her work is in several anthologies, most recently Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose About Alzheimer’s Disease and Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems.
To learn more about the Rhapsodomancy Reading Series, visit http://www.rhapsodomancy.org/