Join writers Cynthia Cruz, Rob Roberge, Louise Mathias and Wendy C. Ortiz as they read their work for the 9th anniversary of the Rhapsodomancy Reading series.
When: Sunday, October 13, 2013
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). Directions.
Who: 21 and over only.
$5 suggested donation at door. There will be a cash bar.
Cynthia Cruz’s poems have been published in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review and others. Her first collection of poems, RUIN, was published by Alice James Book and her second collection, The Glimmering Room, was published by Four Way Books in 2012. Her third collection, Wunderkammer, is forthcoming in 2014. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Rob Roberge’s novel The Cost of Living, was released in Spring of 2013 on Other Voices Books. He’s a professor at UCR/Palm Desert’s MFA. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in numerous journals. Previous books include the story collection Working Backwards From the Worst Moment of My Life and the novels More Than They Could Chew and Drive. He plays guitar and sings with the LA punk band The Urinals.
Louise Mathias was born in Bedford, England and grew up in England and Los Angeles. She is the author of The Traps, recently released from Four Way Books, and Lark Apprentice, chosen by Brenda Hillman for the New Issues Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including TriQuarterly, Octopus, The Offending Adam, Massachusetts Review, and many others. She lives in Joshua Tree, California.
Wendy C. Ortiz is a columnist for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She has written for the New York Times, The Nervous Breakdown, The Rumpus, Specter Magazine, and The Coachella Review, among other journals both print and online. She was a writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook in 2007 and 2009. Her first book, Hollywood Notebook, is forthcoming from Writ Large Press (2014). She is co-founder, curator and host of the Rhapsodomancy Reading Series. Wendy is a marriage and family therapist intern in private practice in Los Angeles.
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