Fun. Fabulous. FREE. Yes, I’m talking about the 23rd 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 8th, 2016 from 7-9pm at the Skirball Cultural Center.

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

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

liz gonzález – “Buñelos”

Steve Sohmer – “The Right”

Michael Buckley – “Yoshimi and the Robot”

Liz Stephens – “American Animal”

Harry Youtt – “Ripe,” “New Melody,” “Music Lesson,” and “How the Music First Began”

Lindsay Maracotta – “The Producer’s Daughter”

Daniel M. Jaffe – “Reflections of a White Maybe”

Laurel Ann Bogen – “Psychosis in the Produce Department: New and Selected Poems, 1975 – 2015”

Paul Mandelbaum – “Sochi, 2014”

Shawna Kenney – “Moles and All”

Rick Bursky – “I’m No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance,” and “Experiments in Grief”

Ben Loory – “War and Peace”

Brandon French – “Smoke and Mirrors”

Rachel Kann – “Fruit”

Stephen Cooper – “Terminal Island”

Suzanne Lummis – “But I Can’t Even Drive a Stick-shift”

Lou Mathews – “Whimper”

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 If you have any questions, send us an email or call us at (310) 825-0107.

Nutschell Windsor is the Program Representative for Creative Writing (online) and Events. Contact her at (310) 794-1846 or

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