This Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm, I'll be reading "The Augustus Mackinnon Story" from the California Prose Directory anthology at Stories Books in Echo Park. Special thanks to Hobart who originally published this story & nominated it for a Pushcart Prize all the way back in 2006.
Join us in Silver Lake for a Sunday evening literary house party, hosted by Summer Block Kumar & J. Ryan Stradal at the beautiful home of Joshua Wolf Shenk in the hills overlooking the reservoir. Featuring writers Ann Friedman, Ben Loory, and Diana Wagman. 5:00 pm Sunday May 12th -- contact me directly for directions & further details.
There will be amazing food from master chef Whitney Flood and new stories from Rico Gagliano, Zoe Ruiz, and myself, 8:00 pm tonight at the Muddy Leek in Culver City. Jonathan Gold seems to like this place. Produced by Conrad Romo & Tammy Abell.
My short story "The Goldfish," which has previously appeared online at Cedars, is now also up over at the lovely Marguerite Avenue, with the kind permission of Cedars and editor Daren Dean.
Have a mimosa and Sunday Brunch with the Hot Dish gang, with stories & music from Amelia Gray (THREATS, Museum of the Weird, AM/PM), Summer Block Kumar, LaMuff (Gold Lamé), Wendy Molyneux (Bob's Burgers, Everything Is Wrong With You), Joshua Shenk (Lincoln's Melancholy) and myself.
Also featuring: Rena Durrant's "Egg Puff" casserole, Amelia Gray's homemade scones, Sarah Tomlinson's crumb cake, a secret culinary contribution from Erin Hickey, a constant supply of mimosas -- and more.
Happening at and in support of 826LA, 1714 W. Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park, 12 noon on Sunday, February 10th. $5 at the door.