Looking for a fun, free, and inspiring way to spend a weeknight? Want to mingle with some of Los Angeles’ most talented writers? Then join us on June 12th at the 21st annual Publication Party where you can talk with some of the published authors who teach at the Writers’ Program. Not to be forgotten—the delicious free dessert bar immediately following the readings!
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 sweets. And did we mention the two words certain to pique the attention of any true Angeleno? Free parking. Come join us for an evening of creativity and celebrate the Los Angeles literary community.
The following instructors will be reading their essays, poetry, or novel excerpts at the event this year:
Francesca Lia Block– Love in the Time of Global Warming
Laurel Ann Bogen– “The Pleasures of the Mind”
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard– “The Old Mansion Near the Plaza”
Michael Buckley – “The Egg Tree”
Rick Bursky – “The Plausible,” “Que Vive,” “Somewhere, an Unexpected Honesty”
Sam Dunn – True Tales of Lust and Love
Dan Jaffe– “The Genealogy of Understanding”
Rachel Kann – 10 for Everything
Shawna Kenney – “On Lust and Letters”
Suzanne Lummis – “Ways to Make Money #1”
Paul Mandelbaum – My First Novel
Marisa Matarazzo – “Rules of the World”
Lou Mathews – “Tortilla,” “The Tree”
Kate Milliken – If I’d Known You Were Coming
Deborah Reed– Things We Set On Fire
Colette Sartor – “Daredevil”
Peter Serchuk – “At 80,” “Threads,” “A Day Trip to Ellis Island”
Harry Youtt – “Carousel,” “How to Read a Seamus Heaney Poem,” “Fog Maybes”
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.
To RSVP call us at (310) 825-9415. Looking forward to seeing you there!