Monday, November 12th at 7:30 p.m.
Outside the Griffith Observatory
Four writers will read stories and poems overlooking the city outside the Observatory
RSVP at the Facebook Event Page
Griffith Park Storytelling Series
Exact location of the event: We will be on the ground-level overlook behind the Observatory. If you are facing the Observatory, just walk around the right hand side. Do not climb any steps. We will be hanging out at the beautiful, sweeping view of Los Angeles.
A note on seating and sound: The enclave is quiet, with wonderful acoustics, so we don't anticipate any sound issues. We will have a very limited amount of seating. If you'd like, feel free to bring your own chair. The ground is concrete, not grass, so you may bring a blanket but it will be on a hard surface.
Directions to the Observatory: You must enter through the Vermont entrance, as the Fern Dell entrance closes at sunset. From Los Feliz Blvd, head up the hill into the park via Vermont or Hillhurst (the streets merge before the entrance.) It will be dark, but just continue up the hill past the Greek Theater. There will be signs to the Observatory. There will be a fork in the road just before a tunnel. The left fork is for cyclers and hikers. Take the right fork through the tunnel and continue up the hill to the Observatory parking lot. Walk towards the Observatory and we will be at the overlook behind the building on the right-hand side. Do not climb or descend any stairs, as we will be on the ground level.
Aimee Bender is the author of four books including The Girl in the
Flammable Skirt and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Her fiction
has been published in Granta, GQ, Harper's, The Paris Review, Tin House,
and more, and she currently has a story in McSweeney's. She lives in
L.A. and teaches creative writing at USC.
Lauren Eggert-Crowe's poetry appears in Maintenant, Interrupture,
DIAGRAM, Water-Stone Review, Terrain.org, OccupyWriters, and Eleven
Eleven, among others. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, The
Exhibit and In The Songbird Laboratory, both forthcoming this winter.
She has written for The Rumpus, Salon, and L.A. Review of Books. She
recently started a blog called Fake-ademia, a Tumblr of sexy titles for
academic papers she would write if she weren't too lazy to do actual
research. She wants all of you to submit.
Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney's first full-length collection
of poems, Fear, Some, was published in 2006 by Red Hen Press. Red Hen
will also publish Kearney’s third collection, Patter in 2014. His
second, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was Catherine Wagner’s
selection for the National Poetry Series. It was also a finalist for the
Pen Center USA Award in 2010. His newest chapbook, SkinMag (A5/Deadly
Chaps) is now available. He has received a Whiting Writers Award, a Coat
Hanger award and fellowships at Idyllwild and Cave Canem. Raised in
Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in California's Santa Clarita
Valley. He teaches at CalArts and Antioch.
Janice Lee is a writer, artist,
editor, designer, curator, and scholar interested in the relationships between
metaphors of consciousness and experimental narrative. Her work can be found in
antennae, sidebrow, Action Yes, Joyland, Luvina, Everday Genius, elimae,
Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of two highly
acclaimed novels: KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Publishing, 2012), a
multidisciplinary exploration of cyborgs, brains, and the stakes of
consciousness; and Daughter (Jaded Ibis, May 2011). She also has several
chapbooks: Red Trees, Fried Chicken Dinner (Parrot/Insert Press, August 2012),
and The Other Worlds (Eohippus Labs, June 2012). She currently lives in
Los Angeles where she is Co-Editor of the online journal [out of nothing],
Co-Founder of the interdisciplinary arts organization Strophe, Reviews Editor
at HTMLGIANT, and Founder/CEO of POTG Design. Most recently, she was
selected by John D’Agata as Black Warrior Review‘s Nonfiction Grand
Prize Winner and she currently teaches at CalArts.