at the Batcaves of Griffith Park
Seth Blake, Colin Dickey, K. Kvashay-Boyle, Jillian Lauren, Beth McNamara
Five writers will read/perform new work at the Batcaves of Griffith Park.
To Get to the Batcaves/Bronson Caves:
From Franklin Ave., head towards the Hollywood Sign on either Bronson Ave. or Canyon Dr.
Bronson eventually merges into Canyon, so it doesn't matter which street you take as long as you keep heading up the hill. Canyon Drive runs right into Griffith Park. There will be a parking lot on your right. Park here or along the road.
The trail is actually right above the parking lot. You will see the tops of people's heads. To find the proper trail head, walk to the far north side of the parking lot (the opposite direction from which you drove.) You will walk along the road for a minute or two. Ahead will be another small parking lot to your left-- straight ahead is the trail to the Hollywood Sign-- although this is an awesome hike, it is not the way to the caves. To get to the reading, follow the pink curb to the right. This will lead to the entrance to the wide, heavily trafficked and easy to find trail to the caves. The caves are a five-seven minute walk from the parking lot. Pictures of the trailhead and trails are below.
We will most likely be along the backside of the caves, in some sort of nook. We will have some chairs set up, and will try to put up a sign somewhere to point you in the right direction.
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Seth Blake is an associate editor of Black Clock and an MFA candidate at CalArts. He used to write about candy for a living, but now focuses primarily on the absurd pleasures and extreme limits of genre in short stories that have been described as "Proto-Fictional." His work has been featured in New Hampshire Pulp Fiction, The Reality Institute, Red Sky and SeNor Walkway.
Colin Dickey is the author of Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius, and Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith (forthcoming). His work has appeared in Lapham's Quarterly, LA Review of Books, Cabinet, and other places. He lives in Los Angeles.
K. Kvashay-Boyle is a pseudonym.
Jillian Lauren is the author of the memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and the novel Pretty. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and Vanity Fair among others. She has performed at spoken word and storytelling events across the country. She recently debuted her one-woman show, Mother Tongue.
Beth McNamara is a Los Angeles based embracer of physical activity, fabric, animals, music, reading, and writing. She's a member of the band, Bloody Death Skull, and is currently working on her first collection of short stories, These Months Were Not Tall.
Pictures to help you find the trail:
|follow the pink curb to the right|
|entrance to the short trail to the Bronson Caves|
|a gentle uphill walk for a few minutes|
|the batcaves will be hard to miss|
|we may try to set up the reading inside the caves|
|the batcaves, or their proper, less cool name: the bronson caves|
|perfect view of the Hollywood sign and perfect time to readjust your view of LA|