Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Reading in The Bronson Caves

Sunday, May 4th, 2014
At the Batcaves of Griffith Park

                                     Join us for an afternoon of readings with
  Rich Ferguson, Wendy C. Ortiz, Martin Pousson, Ani Raya-Flores and Karolina Waclawiak

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.

You will find us inside the caves, most likely along the back entrance. We will have some chairs set up, and will try to put up signs to point you in the right direction.

Pushcart-nominated poet Rich Ferguson has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Wanda Coleman, T.C. Boyle, and many other esteemed poets and musicians. He is also a featured performer in the film, What About Me? featuring Michael Stipe, Michael Franti, k.d. lang, Krishna Das, and others. He has been published in the LA TIMES, was a winner in Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match, LA, and his spoken word/music videos have been featured internationally. Ferguson is host of the weekly podcast Poetiscape, and is a regular contributor and poetry editor to the online literary journal, The Nervous Breakdown. His poetry collection 8th & Agony has been published by L.A.’s Punk Hostage Press.

Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A Memoir, coming out from Future Tense Books in July, and Hollywood Notebook, forthcoming from Writ Large Press in fall 2014. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nervous Breakdown, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and The Rumpus, among other journals. Wendy writes the column "On the Trail of Mary Jane" about medical marijuana dispensary culture for McSweeney's Internet Tendency. 

Martin Pousson was born and raised in the bayou land of Acadiana. His novel, No Place, Louisiana, was published by Riverhead Books and was a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. His collection of poetry, Sugar, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. His short stories were awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in 2014. The stories have been published in numerous journals and reviews including The Antioch Review, Epoch, StoryQuarterly, The Rattling Wall, Parnassus, Cimarron Review, and New Orleans Review. He is working now on a story collection called Black Sheep Boy.

Karolina Waclawiak is the author of How to Get Into the Twin Palms and the essays editor of the Believer. She just moved back to Los Angeles after 5 years so be nice to her.

Pictures to help you find the caves:

follow the pink curb to the right

proceed through trail head

a gentle uphill walk for about five minutes

the trail curves to the left, and the caves will be hard to miss

walk through the caves!

we will likely be set up inside the caves

view of hollywood sign

see you there!

1 comment:

  1. The staff here is actually competent and friendly, unlike other places with their pretentious staff guys. The place for events in NYC was magnificent and modern, and the seating was comfy. Truly, the food was heavenly and as a visitor I am glad for finding this one.