Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Reading in a Train Car at Travel Town

                                                Sunday, October 30th at 3pm



Join us in a (haunted? Let's call it haunted) train car at Griffith Park's famous Travel Town for a pre-Halloween reading with some of our favorite writers sharing stories both spooky and strange...The reading will take place in a train car in Griffith Park's Travel Town

Featuring:
Lauren Candia
Natashia Deon
Sara Gran
Emma Kemp
Michelle Tea

Hosted by Anne-Marie Kinney and Sara Finnerty 

The address is 5200 Zoo Drive.
Admission to the museum is FREE. Park in the parking lot and walk right in. Once you are down the staircase, directly in front of you you will see old train cars. Walk straight ahead towards the cars and we will be in the largest one. We will have a sign at the entrance of the train car. 

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Lauren Candia is the co-creator and curator of Shades & Shadows. The Los Angeles-based literary nonprofit features six authors of speculative fiction every other month at a live reading series which is recorded for the podcast. By day, she is a not-so-very-scary-at-all library professional. Her passions are figuring out ways to make library services and programs more inclusive. She is currently developing programs for youth that foster creativity and self-confidence. She writes weird stories with a tiny dog on her desk. Her writing can be found in the East Jasmine Review, the Los Angeles Times, xoJane, and the Winter Horror Days anthology.
You can find her on most social media platforms @Paranormalauren.

Natashia Deón is the author of the critically acclaimed debut novel, GRACE, and is the recipient of a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices fellowship. Recently named one of L.A.'s "Most Fascinating People" in L.A. Weekly's People Issue, Deón is a lawyer, law professor, and the creator of the popular L.A.-based reading series Dirty Laundry Lit. Her writing has appeared in American Short Fiction, Buzzfeed, The Rattling Wall, The Rumpus, The Feminist Wire, Asian American Lit Review, and other places.


Sara Gran is the author of five novels, including the CLAIRE DeWITT series.


Emma Kemp is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. She is one half of collaborative duo Earl Gravy, whose videos and installations have been exhibited in motels, hotels, and the Tate Modern, London. She is working on her first book, a parafunctional biography of musical artist Conor Oberst, to be published by Penguin Random House in 2018. Emma currently teaches at Otis College of Art and Design.

Michelle Tea's latest book is the speculative memoir Black Wave.