SPREADING THE WORD for 12 YEARS!
Tongue & Groove
Sunday May 22
The Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca 90028
A monthly literary variety show with music produced by Conrad Romo. This month we proudly feature: Iris De Anda, Meredith Alling, Vanessa Diaz, Robert Kerbeck, Jessica Lee Garrison + music by Christopher Leopold Hackman (of The Fuzzy Crystals).The Sunset T TBTBt
Vanessa Diaz is from Huntington Park, California. She graduated from the University of California, Davis. She has been published in Huizache magazine and The Acentos Review.
Meredith Alling is a writer living in Los Angeles. Her debut full-length collection, SING THE SONG, will be out on Future Tense Books November 2016. She is on Twitter @meremyth.
Iris De Anda is a writer, activist, and practitioner of the healing arts. A womyn of color of Mexican and Salvadorean descent. A native of Los Angeles she believes in the power of spoken word, poetry, storytelling, and dreams. She has been published in Poetry of Resistance Anthology, Mujeres de Maiz Zine, Loudmouth Zine: Cal State LA, OCCUPY SF poems from the movement, The Border Crossed Us Anthology, Seeds of Resistance, In the Words of Women, Twenty: In Memoriam, Revolutionary Poets Brigade Los Angeles Anthology, Frontera Esquina, Brooklyn & Boyle, and online at La Bloga & La Tolteca. She is a moderator for Poets Responding to SB 1070. She currently hosts The Writers Underground Open Mic every Third Thursday of the month at the Eastside Cafe. Author of CODESWITCH: Fires From Mi Corazon.www.irisdeanda.com
Based on his short stories, thirteen of which have been published in the last year, Robert Kerbeck was selected for mentorship by the managing editor of Tin House, Cheston Knapp. Robert’s work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Cream City Review, Cortland Review, Gargoyle, and Word Riot. He is the recipient of the upstreet short fiction scholarship to work with Steve Almond at this summer’s VCFA writer’s conference. His first play, “Putin And The Snowman,” opens Off-Broadway in July.www.robertkerbeck.com
Jessica Garrison is the author of a short story collection called “One Dollar Stories.” The collection emerged from a popular zine series which she sold at LA house parties and bars with the tagline, “Do you want to buy a story for a dollar?” Her work has appeared in The Rattling Wall, Flaunt Magazine, Dark Sky Magazine, Penny-Ante Three, Love is the Law, and various places online.
Come early! Seating is limited and we start on time! www.conradromo.com
The club is a two story black brick building 1/3 rd of a block below Hollywood Bl. There are parking lots on Selma as well as Cahuenga. Meters need to be fed till8pm. Avoid Cahuenga street parking.