Rachel Kann reads at the 2016 Publication Party

Fun. Fabulous. FREE. It’s the 24th Annual Writers’ Program Publication Party.

If you want to spend an evening mingling with some of Los Angeles’ most talented writers, then join us on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 from 7-9pm at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Eighteen Writers’ Program instructors will be reading from work published in the past year, followed by a book signing and reception with complimentary coffee and desserts. And there’s no need to worry about parking—that’s also Free at the Skirball center!

The following instructors will be reading their essays, poetry, or novel excerpts:

Barbara Abercrombie (personal essay) – “The Last Acceptable Prejudice”

Michael Buckley (short story) – “Helio Music”

Rick Bursky (poetry) – “Periptia,” “The Beauty of the Stolid Past,” and “The History of Sleep Hasn’t Always Been a Love Story”

Stephen Cooper (short story) – “Terminal Island”

Antonia Crane (personal essay) – “Britney Spears and the Mystery of the Super Orgasm”

Ron Darian (short story) – “Gentlemen’s Club”

liz gonzález (poetry) – “Nunca Means Never”

Charlie Jensen (poetry) – “Disruption” and “Selfie with Ophelia from Hamlet and Justine from Melancholia”

Rachel Kann (poetry) – “A Prayer on Behalf of the Broken Heart” and “We Could be Dancing”

2016 Publication Party reception

Shawna Kenney
(prose poem) – “Half the Battle”

Ben Loory
(short story) – “The Porpoise”

Suzanne Lummis
(poetry) – “Really Mystic River”

Bonnie MacBird
(novel excerpt) – Unquiet Spirits, A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Lou Mathews (short story) – “Last Dance”

Lilliam Rivera (YA novel excerpt) – The Education of Margot Sanchez

Nancy Spiller (poetry) – “Clara Bow, 1931”

Liz Stephens (personal essay) – “Faint Glitter Came off Everything”

Brooks Wachtel (novel excerpt) – Lady Sherlock: Circle of the Smiling Dead

Doors open at 7pm and readings will begin promptly at 7:30pm, followed immediately by the reception. Readers’ books will also be available for purchase, courtesy of Small World Books.

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500

Directions and Parking

Please RSVP for you and your guests by emailing writers@uclaextension.edu.
If you have any questions, send us an email or call us at (310) 825-9415.


Bree is the Assistant to the Director and Social Media Coordinator. You can email her at btodish@uclaextension.edu.

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