SPREADING THE WORD for 12 YEARS!
Tongue & Groove
A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music produced by Conrad Romo. This month features: Matthew Specktor “American Dream Machine”, Chris Wells (Secret City), Amanda Gorman (LA’s Youth Poet Laureate) and music by Malik ‘the FreQ’ Moore
Tuesday December 8
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Matthew Specktor is the author of the novels American Dream Machine and That Summertime Sound, as well as a nonfiction work of film criticism. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, GQ, Harper s, The Paris Review, The Believer, and many other periodicals and anthologies. He is a founding editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books
Chris Wells is an award winning writer/performer who divides his time between New York and Los Angeles. As host of The Secret City, an Obie-award winning gathering for artists and art lovers, Wells curates, produces and emcees a monthly event that is part salon, part cabaret and part ceremony. As a writer, Wells creates original solo work and first person stories about his life. He’s currently compiling a series of his stories into a collection entitled, I’m About To Touch You.www.thesecretcity.org
Amanda Gorman is LA’s First Youth Poet Laureate. She is a senior at New Roads High School in Santa Monica. She is also the founder of One Pen One Page, a nonprofit organization, and a contributor to Huffington Post. Her first book of poetry is titled “The One for Whom Food is Not Enough”.
Malik ‘the FreQ’ Moore is a vital part of the LA Reggae scene who performs with The Lions and The Bullets. On his own he has been writing and performing genre exploring songs for years in his own unique bitter-sweet haunting style.
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