On Thursday March 24th Feral Fusion presents LA poet Frank Mundo, author of The Brubury Tales, at the Amsterdam Cafe in North Hollywood at 8:30 pm.
10905 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(NoHo Redline Metro Station)
Hosted by Angel Uriel Perales and Cindy Weinstein (aka Feral Artist) this Feral Fusion event is immediately followed by an open mike, so come on out and share your work in front of a live audience. Feral Fusion encourages experimentation in the spoken word: lyric poetry, prose poetry, free verse, hip hop, slam and storytelling. Sign-up at 8pm.
About the Author
Frank Mundo has been a writer and book reviewer in Los Angeles for 17 years, publishing hundreds of stories, poems, essays, book reviews and author interviews. Currently a Senior Financial Writer, Frank earned a BA in English from UCLA, where he completed the Creative Writing Program. Born in Maryland, Frank grew up in Los Angeles where he currently lives with his wife, Nancy, and their dogs, Jax and Rusty.
About the Book
An ambitious homage to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, The Brubury Tales takes Chaucer’s story and frame to Los Angeles just after the riots, where seven security guards on the graveyard shift swap tales in a hilarious storytelling competition for Christmas vacation time. The tales themselves are “readable” updates of classic stories by Dostoevsky, Dickens, Boccaccio, O Henry, Poe, Twain, Gilman, Crane, Saki, Anderson, Bierce, and even Khayyam’s Rubaiyat. This edition also contains a special foreword by California literary legend, Carolyn See, the Friday-morning book reviewer for The Washington Post and bestselling author of Handyman and There Will Never Be Another You.
The Brubury Tales won a Poet Laureate Award nomination for UCLA and Berkeley, Reader Views 2011 Reviewers Choice Award for Poetry Book of the Year and the 2011 Bookhitch award for Most Innovative Poetry Book of the Year. The book has also won a Reason to Rhyme Award from Byline Magazine, was selected for Powell library’s month-long WORDS… exhibit, and an excerpt was published by Indiana University.
The Brubury Tales by Frank Mundo is available in paperback and eBook formats at Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble. Signed copies are available at live events or at Authors Den. Read a sample of The Brubury Tales.
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