Cypress Park Branch Library featuring author Jim Marquez

On Friday, May 18th, Cypress Park Branch Library’s open mic event for writers and musicians returns with special guest Jim “The Beast” Marquez. Participation is open to everyone, and teens are especially encouraged to share their poetry, writings and music during the event.

What: Open mic featuring author Jim “The Beast” Marquez

When: Friday, May 18th 3:30 pm to 5 pm

Where: Cypress Park Library, 1150 Cypress Ave. Los Angeles. 323-224-0039. Driving Directions. Follow them on twitter @CypressParkLAPL

Born and raised in East Los Angeles and a graduate of ELAC and Cal State L.A., Jim Marquez, known as The Beast to his friends and fans, is the author of more than a dozen independent, LA-centric books, including East Los, Pieces Of L.A. and East L.A. Collage.

The Beast will be reading from his new book, Beastly Bus Tales, a collection of stories that represent the author’s Beastly style, described in a recent interview with Cypress Park Branch Library as:

“..Rough-going, but elegant, I think. And most foul. Very Sexy. Over the top. Naive. Scatter-brained. Loving. Lonely. Erratic, Pulsing. Electric. Intense. Moody. First person narrative but lately switching to third person. Unafraid. Honest. Stories about bars, booze, broads, sex, death, memory, dreams, passion, adventures in foreign lands, dealing with the humanity of sketchy environs, race, class struggle, art, identity.”

Signed copies will available for purchase at the end of the program. For more information on Jim “The Beast” Marquez, follow him on Facebook.

Please come out and support Cypress Park Branch Library and this important community event, meet Jim Marquez, share your stories, poetry and music, and encourage writing and reading for teens and adults in Los Angeles and everywhere.

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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