SPREADING THE WORD for 10 YEARS!
“Tongue & Groove”
A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music produced by Conrad Romo. This month features: Kenny Weissberg ” Off My Rocker”, Marley Klaus, Michele Matheson “Saving Angelfish”, David Kendrick, Lauren Eggert-Crowe and music by Amilia Spicer.
Sunday, March 30
The Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 No. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca 90028
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J. Dylan Yates was raised on a tiny New England peninsula. She pursued her BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The Belief in Angels, Yates’s debut novel, was written over the course of many years while she attempted a number of BA-related jobs, including: teaching, corporate training, real estate, nursing, interior design, parenting, and reluctant housewifery. Prior to publication, The Belief in Angels won the Alexis Masters Scholarship Award at the February 2012 San Francisco Writers Conference. Yates lives in San Diego with her partner and a talking cat. Her son, Jaime, is a professional musician. Stay in touch: http://www.jdylanyates.com.
Michele Matheson lives in L.A. with her husband, son and daughter. She has been an accomplished actress from an early age, both in film and television, and has also found success as a singer and keyboard player for bands such as Action Daddy and The Black Tales. Currently, she is working on her second novel as well as doing illustrations for a children’s book, and she is thoroughly enjoying her new life as a mom.
David Kendrick came to Los Angeles by way of a phone call from the legendary Kim Fowley. He has played with 90 bands more or less. Some of note have been Gleaming Spires, Sparks, DEVO and Andy Prieboy. He is an avid collector of odd art and some of his finds have appeared in Clown Paintings by Diane Keaton. David’s ongoing music project – “The Empire Of Fun” to date has released a box set plus six other collections, including the fiction story CD set “I’m sorry Mr. Kendrick, there’s a skull inside your head.” Recently he has had essays on cycads and fear published by the Laboratory Arts collective Hymn magazine.
Marley Klaus is a former Emmy-nominated 60 Minutes producer who also created the award-winning California public television newsmagazine, California Connected. After leaving journalism, she co-wrote a pilot for a television series with Tom Fontana, her short story “Cleaning Up” was a finalist in the 2008 Faulkner-Wisdom short story competition, she’s working on a novel, and is going through whatever training newcomers get in the seven major religious traditions and writing about it in her blog: The Heathen Learns. http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Eggert-Crowe is a well rounded writer of poetry, essays, book reviews, interviews, and cultural reportage. She was raised in rural Pennsylvania and earned an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Arizona. She was voted Best Poet of Santa Cruz in in 2010 and 2011. Her poetry has also been set to music, in “Diary of a Black Widow,” a multisectional song setting by contemporary composer Christopher Pratorius, which premiered with the Santa Cruz Chamber Players in 2010. She has written 2 chapbooks and has published the highly regarded feminist ‘zine, Galatea’s Pants.
Amilia Spicer has performed across a good portion of the USA, appearing at many festivals and clubs. She has two CDs Like and Engine and Seamless. Her music has been described as intimate, dreamlike, lighthearted, and moody.
Come early! Seating is limited and we start on time! tongueandgroovela.com
Note: There is usually ample street parking, but meters need to be fed till 8pm. Read the signs carefully, but don’t park on Cahuenga. There is a parking lot right behind the club for 6 bucks or so or there are other lots on Selma between Cahuenga and Cole for 5-6 dollars.