Sunday at The Table Reading Series

By Brian Dunlap

19577304_10103953764795514_6820387381445055099_oSunday at the Hollywood Hotel was a time to build community. 13 writers and active participants in the Los Ángeles literary community came together to discuss creating, nurturing and sustaining the community that means so much to them. Also, they came together to remind everyone, they too are writers, by sharing their work.
This was another edition of “The Table Reading Series”, created by Los Ángeles novelist Natasha Deón. It began last year with “the goal to help raise up the next generation of writers and readers to be actively engaged in the writing community; to invest in them, give them a space to begin, to reach new or estranged writers in Los Angeles, and to provide fresh outlets for writers and fans to engage and contribute to the vibrancy of the Los Angeles literary community.”

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Saying Good By to Dirty Laundry Lit

by Brian Dunlap

downloadEverything must come to an end. Eventually. Los Ángeles writer, author of Grace (Counterpoint, 2016), Natasha Deón, creator of Dirty Laundry Lit, has decided it’s time to end the wildly popular and successful reading series in Hollywood, after seven plus years. It’s best to let Natasha Deón say it in her own words. The following words are taken from a Facebook post she made yesterday.

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Hitched at Holy Grounds Celebrates Macondo Writers and Two Book Releases!

by Michael Sedano

From: Labloga

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Hitched  is a quarterly reading series, created and engagingly hosted by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. Notable for Bermejo’s pairing of intriguing voices, Hitched might feature seasoned with emerging writers, people working in complementary styles, writers with contrasting approaches. Bermejo always finds a delighting facet in her guests’ poetry and prose.

For December, the event paired two writers bringing debut books to light, Vickie Vertiz’s collection, Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut (University of Arizona Press) and Joseph Rios’s collection, Shadowboxing (Omnidawn)! In addition, all the writers were Macondistas, including liz gonzalez, Alex Espinoza, Tisha Reichle, Sarah Rafael García. With Saturday’s reading, Hitched reaches its seventh year. In Los Angeles, that’s an institution. That Macondo writers workshop has been an institution since Day One.

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