“Tongue & Groove”

A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music produced by Conrad Romo. This  month features: Daniel Romo “When Kerosene’s Involved “, Juliet Escoria “Black Cloud”Susan Wyler “Solsbury Hill”, Lynn Ferguson and our musical guest is Mackenzie Graham  

Sunday May 18th  

6-7:30 pm

The Hotel Cafe

1623 1/2 No. Cahuenga Blvd.

Hollywood, Ca 90028


 Daniel Romo is the author of When Kerosene’s Involved (Mojave River Press, 2014) and Romancing Gravity (Silver Birch Press, 2013). His poetry and photography can be found in The Los Angeles Review, Gargoyle, MiPOesias, Yemassee, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and teaches English and creative writing. He accepts and rejects prose poems as the Head Poetry Editor for Cease, Cows. He lives in Long Beach, CA and bleeds Dodger Blue… A lot.

 Juliet Escoria is from San Diego, CA. She has an MFA in fiction writing from Brooklyn College, a BA in creative writing from UC Riverside, and has been editing and producing content for Electric Literature’s blog, The Outlet, since 2010. “Juliet Escoria” is a pen name she picked up in 2012 because she got a job at a religious university. You can find her real name out pretty damn easily. A Leo-Virgo cusp, only child, bipolar bears, and sober addict, Ms. Escoria is endlessly relaxed and patient. Just kidding. She’s really just a dumb mongoose.

 Susan Wyler is a published poet and novelist with degrees in cultural and intellectual history from UCLA and Oxford University.  Her book of poetry, Oklahoma Gothic: the Castle – a collaborative endeavour with the painter Deloss McGraw – was published by University of Oklahoma Press.  Her novel, Solsbury Hill, is published by Riverhead Books, Penguin Group.

 Lynn Ferguson is a Scottish writer, actress, comedian and presenter. She is the sister of comedian Craig Ferguson and is known for voicing the character of Mac in the animated film, Chicken Run

MACK is a provocative, yet innocent singer/songwriter and guitarist with a serious edge. Her musical inspiration stems from influences of her upbringing; a combination of her travels through maturity into adulthood and experiencing the ups and downs of different relationships.

 Come early!  Seating is limited and we start on time! tongueandgroovela.com

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.

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