Rhapsodomancy Reading Series, Sunday Dec 4th

Join writers Jillian Lauren, Khadija Anderson, Melissa Chadburn, and Lisa Cheby as they read their work for the Rhapsodomancy Reading series.

When: Sunday, December 4, 2011
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. – Reading begins at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, 90027 (east Hollywood/Silver Lake: corner of Hollywood & Hillhurst)

Who: 21 and over only.
$3 suggested donation at door. There will be a cash bar.


Jillian Lauren is a writer and performer with an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. She is the author of the memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and the novel Pretty, both from Plume/Penguin. Her writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Vanity Fair and Flaunt Magazine, among others. Jillian has appeared at spoken word and storytelling events across the country. She recently premiered her solo performance piece, Mother Tongue, in Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband and son.


Khadija Anderson, returned in 2008 to her native Los Angeles after 18 years exile in Seattle. Khadija’s poetry has been published in Pale House (forthcoming), The Ark Magazine, Unfettered Verse, CommonLine Project, Qarrtsiluni, Gutter Eloquence, Unlikely, The Citron Review, Killpoet, Wheelhouse, and Phantom Seed among others. Her poem “Islam for Americans” was nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize. Khadija holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and her first book will be published in 2012 through Writ Large Press.

Melissa Chadburn is a lover and a fighter, a community organizer, a social arsonist, a writer, a lesbian, of color, smart, edgy and fun. Her work has appeared or is upcoming in Guernica, PANK Magazine, WordRiot, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Splinter Generation, Northville Review and she is a regular contributor at The Nervous Breakdown. She interns at dzanc books and is a proud member of the Advisory Board for Antioch University’s Lunch Ticket. She loves pit bulls and cheese.

Lisa Cheby is a poet and educator in Los Angeles. She recently completed her poetry manuscript, Stop and Read Yourself for the First Time, and is developing her critical writing on confessional poetry and gender, both projects she started while completing her MFA at Antioch University. Lisa is currently working on a chapbook, Harmony was Always Here, and a series, Love Lessons from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Lisa worked on the Board of Directors of the Valley Contemporary Poets, a non-profit organization working to promote quality poetry to the San Fernando Valley and is the new editor of Annotation Nation Poetry.


Frank Mundo is the author of The Brubury Tales and Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy. Don’t forget to subscribe to my emails and follow me on Twitter @LABooksExaminer for the latest updates to LA Books Examiner.


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