Write Bloody Press and Tankfarm Clothing present the Second Annual Speak Easy

Write Bloody Publishing and Tankfarm Clothing have teamed up again for their annual event Speak Easy, one heated poetry/music show to kick off the summer right. Along with some great live music from Gracious Calamity and other bands and some of the best local authors from Write Bloody publishing scheduled to hit the stage, there’s also dollar beers, fresh sausages, and taco trucks galore to keep you pumped up all night. 

When and Where:
Saturday June 25th, 2011 at 7 p.m.

The Tankfarm Store
10900 Los Alimitos Blvd.
Los Alamitos, CA
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Tickets are $3 and the password is “swordfish”.

Brendan Constantine
is an ardent supporter of Southern California’s poetry communities and one of its most recognized poets. He serves these communities as a teacher of poetry in local schools and colleges as well as hospitals, elder care centers and shelters for the homeless. He is currently poet in residence at The Windward School and Loyola Marymount University Extension. Author of numerous collections, including Letters to Guns, his latest book, Birthday Girl With Possum, is from Write Bloody Publishing. Learn more about Constantine at his website. Watch him read his work live.

David Perez, poet, writer, and spoken word artist, is a recipient of the Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowship for Literary Art, and the author of Love in a Time of Robot Apocalypse. Learn more about Perez at his website.

Mindy Nettifee, a Grand Slam Champion of the Long Beach/Orange County Poetry Slam and a Pushcart Prize nominee, has published five chapbooks and two poetry collections, including her latest Rise of the Trust Fall from Write Bloody Publishing. Learn more about Nettifee at her website.

Derrick Brown has performed at over 1500 venues and universities internationally including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, La Sorbonne in Paris, CBGB’s in NYC and a small Jewish youth group in Glendale. President of Write Bloody Publishing, you can find his books there or learn more about him at his website.

Daniel McGinn has been a part of the Greater Los Angeles poetry scene since 1995. He has co-hosted a weekly reading series, was a member of the 1996 Los Angeles National Slam team, and has been a regular contributor to the OC Weekly and Next… Magazine. His book, 1000 Black Umbrellas, is coming soon from Write Bloody Publishing.

Paul Suntup’s first collection of poetry, Sunset at the Temple of Olives, was nominated for a National Book Award. He was born in South Africa, currently resides in Southern California and is a freelance web designer. Learn more about him at his website

Michael Roberts is the author of the Pushcart Prize-nominated collection, No More Poems About The Moon, from Write Bloody Publishing. Learn more about Roberts on Goodreads.

Steve Abee is the author of The Bus, King Planet, Johnny Future, and Great Balls of Flowers from Write Bloody Publishing. He teaches Middle School English in Los Angeles and lives in Echo Park.


Frank Mundo is the author of The Brubury Tales, which is available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Borders in paperback and in eBook.
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