If you’re a fan of reading and writing (and really, who isn’t?), you’ll want to join us on Thursday, May 12 for our fun, festive, and free 18th Annual Publication Party. You’ll be delighted and entertained as 19 Writers’ Program instructors read from their recently published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Mix and mingle with the authors and enjoy a lemon bar or two on us at a reception immediately following the readings. Doors open at 7 pm at the Skirball Cultural Center (2701 No. Sepulveda Blvd.); readings begin at 7:30. Parking is free!

Featured Publication Party Readers for 2011:

Barbara Abercrombie, nonfiction, “Crazy”

Laurel Ann Bogen, poetry, “Death Valley 6.2”

Francesca Lia Block, young adult, The Frenzy

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, short story, “Vigan and Other Stories”

Michael Buckley, short story, “Grotoski’s Miniature Men”

Rick Bursky, fiction, Death Obscura

Eve La Salle Caram, fiction, Trio, A Corpus Christi Trilogy

Samantha Dunn, nonfiction, “True Love”

Linzi Glass, nonfiction, “A Religion Named Yoyo”

Daniel M. Jaffe, fiction, The Limits of Pleasure

Rachel Kann, poetry, “My Mother Builds me Out of Sticks”

Stefan Kiesbye, short story, “Dreams”

Edan Lepucki, short story, “Take Care of That Rage Problem”

Suzanne Lummis, poetry, “Chemical Weather,” and “Pursuit”

Leon Martell, playwriting, Bea(u)tiful in the Extreme

Lou Mathews, short story, “Doña Anita”

Colette Sartor, short story, “Dress Shoes”

Steve Sohmer, short story, “The Writer Who Fell in Love with The Most Beautiful Girl in World”

Ellis Weiner, humor, The Big Jewish Book for Jews

Readers’ books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Book Soup.

Sound like fun? Then what are you waiting for? RSVP now by emailing writers@uclaextension.edu. Questions? Send us an email or call us at (310) 825-9415.

Sara Bond is the Program Assistant for Creative Writing (Online) and Events.

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