Come one, come all!

Spend an evening with nineteen of L.A.’s most talented writers, buy books and get them signed by the authors, and enjoy complimentary coffee and sweet desserts!

The Publication Party is a great opportunity to get to know more about the Writers’ Program, meet some of its wonderful instructors, and network with other writers.

Join us this Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 from 7 – 9 pm at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Parking is free and the event is guaranteed to be a blast.

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

Colette Sartor – “Elephant Teeth”

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

If you’re a writer, there’s no better way to spend your Wednesday evening, than at one of the best literary events in the Westside.

To RSVP for this event, please email or call (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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