Sunday, May 7th at 5pm
Join us to hear five fabulous writers share stories:
Patty Yumi Cottrell, Debbie Graber, Meg Howrey, Ashley Perez and Margaret Wappler
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The closest GPS/WAZE address is the Ranger Station
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(instead of turning towards the ranger station, turn towards the MERRY GO ROUND and follow directions below)
If you are familiar with the park, make your way to Merry-Go-Round Lot #2. Walk through the trailhead towards the picnic areas and turn left. Take any trail, making your way toward the stairs or ramp. Go up the stairs or ramp, and you will see the Old Zoo across the open field to your left. We will be inside one of the enclosures-- probably the second or third. We will have signs up pointing the way, and chairs and a refreshment table set up inside the enclosure.
Make your way to Los Feliz Blvd. and turn onto Crystal Springs Drive into the park. We will have signs along Crystal Springs to assure you that you are headed in the right direction.
Continue straight through the first stop sign, which is the turn-off for the 5.
Soon, you will reach another stop sign. We will have a sign up here, and there will likely be many other signs up as well. The Ranger station is to your right, but you will turn LEFT, following signs for the MERRY-GO-ROUND.
At the top of the hill, turn right into the parking lot. This is Merry-Go-Round Lot #1. Drive through this lot to the next parking lot, Merry-Go-Round Lot #2. Park here. The Old Zoo is a short (5-7 minute) walk from the parking lot.
Walk straight along the road, but do not turn right down the hill.
Continue walking straight through the trailheads towards the picnic areas. We will have a sign up at the trailhead.
Do not walk towards the cars ahead.
The trails around here all lead in sort of the same direction, so don't worry too much about staying on a particular trail. Soon, you will see a purple fire hydrant. Turn left up the hill and keep an eye out for staircases or a ramp. Either one will lead you to the Old Zoo.
Walk up the stairs/ramp and there will be a wide open field before you. Head left towards the ruins.
We will be in one of the enclosures. We will have chairs set up, a refreshments table, and a sign at the entrance. We look forward to seeing you there!
Patty Yumi Cottrell is the author of Sorry to Disrupt the Peace (McSweeney's). Her work has appeared in Buzzfeed, Bomb, and Guernica, among other places. She lives in Los Angeles.
Debbie Graber's debut story collection, Kevin Kramer Starts on Monday, was published in 2016 by the Unnamed Press. Her fiction has appeared in Harper's, Zyzzyva, Electric Literature and The Nervous Breakdown, among other places. She received an MFA from the University of California, Riverside, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
Meg Howrey is the author of the novels Blind Sight, The Cranes Dance, and, most recently, The Wanderers. Her non-fiction has appeared in Vogue, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Margaret Wappler has written about the arts and pop culture for the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Elle, Cosmo, New York Times, and several other publications. Her debut novel, Neon Green, published by Unnamed Press in July 2016, has been praised as "witty and entertaining" by the Los Angeles Times and a depiction of "life in the nineties as it was actually lived " by Electric Literature. She lives in Los Angeles and can be heard weekly on the pop culture podcast, Pop Rocket.