Looking for a fun, free, and stimulating weeknight event? Want to mingle with some of Los Angeles’ most talented writers? Then join us at the 19th annual Publication Party on June 7th!

Held at the picturesque Skirball Cultural Center from 7-9pm, the evening includes readings by 18 Writers’ Program instructors from work they’ve published in the past year, as well as book signings and a reception with complimentary coffee and desserts. And did we mention the two words certain to pique the attention of any true Angelino? Free parking. Come join us for an evening of inspiration and celebration of the Los Angeles literary community.

The following instructors will be reading their essays, poetry, or novel excerpts at the event this year:

Barbara Abercrombie– Exit Laughing

Francesca Lia BlockPink Smog

Laurel Ann Bogen– “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” and “Heliotrope”

Cecilia Manguerra BrainardOut of Cebu: Essays and Personal Prose

Rick Bursky– “Forest,” “Genus of Small Sounds,” “That Seagull,” “The Pandemonium,” “The Man In The Moon Retires To A Small House In A Valley,” “After Hearing The Meteorologist Describe The Beauty Of The Unexpected Low Pressure System,” “Implications,” and “Relentless”

Rebecca ForsterExpert Witness

Daniel M. Jaffe“Jewish Gentle” and Other Stories of Gay-Jewish Living

Mary Jones “Burglary”

Rachel Kann– “Arboretum Canticle”

Sandra KobrinFull Circle

Suzanne Lummis– Selected poems from New California Writing: 2012 and Malpais Review

Marisa Matarazzo– “Fontanel”

Lou Mathews– “A Curse on Chavez Ravine”

Christopher MeeksLove At Absolute Zero

Les PleskoWho I Was

Colette Sartor– “Dress Shoes”

Nancy Spiller– “Planet of the Apps”

Harry Youtt– “What-not”

Doors open at 7pm and readings begin at 7:30pm, with the reception immediately following. Books will be for sale courtesy of Small World Books.

Please RSVP for you and your guests by emailing writers@uclaextension.edu. Questions? Send us an email or call us at (310) 825-9415.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Katy Flaherty is the Program Representative for Creative Writing (Online) and Events. Write to her at kflaherty@uclaextension.edu.

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