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Bookmark This: Your Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo Itinerary

 
On Wednesday, October 22, you are going to want to be in North Hollywood for Lit Crawl: NoHo. Starting at 7pm, the night will be packed with diverse readings, including PEN Center USA's Spinder. So many of our PEN Center USA friends will be reading that we’ve made an easy cheat sheet for you to plan your night:
 
 
AVENUE 50 STUDIO'S POESIA PARA LA GENTE
Presented by Avenue 50 Studio’s Poesia Para La Gente
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
North Hollywood Metro Station
A presentation of poetry, spoken word, and slam.
Featured Writers:
Gloria E. Alvarez
Brandon Jordan Brown (2014 EV Alum)
Jessica Ceballos
Nikita Egar
Alex Hohmann
Karineh Mahdessian
Luivette Reston
David Romero
Crystal Salas
Matt Sedillo
 
DON’T STOP: WHAT WOULD YOU BEG FOR?
Presented by Dirty Laundry Lit and Roar Shack
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Skinny’s Lounge, 4923 Lankershim Blvd. (21+)
Come celebrate the veteran and emerging voices that set Los Angeles apart.
Featured Writers:
Ben Loory (2013 EV Mentor
Patrick O’Neil
Natashia Deón (2010 EV Alum)
Cherisse Nadal
Sacha Howells (2012 EV Alum)
Zoe Ruiz
David Rocklin
Hosted by Jeff Eyres
 
SHADES & SHADOWS READING SERIES
Presented by Shades & Shadows
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Blastoff Comics & Books, 5118 Lankershim Blvd.
Come hear some of the best horror, science fiction, and fantasy Los Angeles has to offer.
Featured Writers:
Maria Alexander
Michael Buckley
Cecil Castellucci (2013 EV Mentor)
Michael Paul Gonzalez
Zack Morrissette
And Hosts Xach Fromsen & Lauren Candia
 
BRAWL AT THE CRAWL: A RINGSIDE READING
Presented by Tongue & Groove
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Tongue & Groove hosts two literary forces of nature as Write Club and Literary Death Match teamup to let loose in the ring.
Featuring:
Jeremy Radin (2014 Author Evening Host)
Lara Marie Schoenhals
Adrian Todd Zuniga
And Host Conrad Romo (EV Hotel Café Host)
 
GODDARD MFA: LITERARY GLOBE TROTTING
Presented by Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing
8:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Skynny Kitchen, 5166 Lankershim Blvd.
Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing presents readings by Goddard faculty and alumni of poetry and prose that will transport you to Vietnam, India, Belgrade, and beyond.
Featured Writers:
Elizabeta Betinski
Aimee Liu (1998, 1999, 2011 EV Mentor)
Lynn Lobban
Teresa Mei Chuc
 
PALM TREES – SO CAL’S STAND ALONE “SELFIES”
Presented by Los Angeles Review of Books and Flaunt Magazine
8:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Kahuna Tiki, 11026 Magnolia Blvd.
Cerebral meanderings from Flaunt’s 15th anniversary “Selfie” issue in collaboration with the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Featured Writers:
David L. Ulin (EV Author Evening Host)
Todd Edwards
Nina Revoyr
Michael Jaime-Becerra
Maria Bustillos
Lynell George
 
A SCREAM WITHOUT A MOUTH: STORIES OF REACHING OUT
Presented by The Rumpus
8:00 PM – 8:45 PM
The Rumpus will join forces with The Rattling Wall and PEN Center USA’s Michelle Meyering in presenting an intriguing lineup of wild writers who embody the spirit of the Hubert Selby Junior quotation in the title.
Featured Writers:
Antonia Crane
Corrie Greathouse
Douglas Kearney (2014 EV Mentor)
Wendy C. Ortiz
Jim Ruland
Kyle Sawyer
Jerry Stahl (2011 EV Mentor and Host)
With host Michelle Meyering (Director of Programs and Events at PEN Center USA)
 
 
THE DINNER PARTY HOT DISH
Presented by Hot Dish and NPR’s "The Dinner Party Download," in cooperation with the Art Institute California of Hollywood Culinary School.
9:00 PM – 9:45 PM
5250 Cafe at Art Institute California of Hollywood, 5250 Lankershim Blvd. (Enter on Weddington St.)
Join NPR’s "The Dinner Party Download" and LA’s Hot Dish Reading Series for a night of the kinds of stories and anecdotes you’d hear at the most stimulating dinner party possible.
Featured Writers:
Kent Woodyard
Summer Block Kumar
Lou Mathews (2011 EV Mentor)
Davy Rothbart
Rico Gagliano
Co-hosted by J. Ryan Stradal
 
PEN Center USA’s SPINDER
Big Wangs, 5300 Lankershim Blvd. (21+)
9:00 PM – 9:45 PM
Join us for Spinder, PEN Center USA’s literary dating game for the NoHo Lit Crawl.
Four writers are going to do their best to make you fall in love with them.
Featured Writers:
Jillian Lauren (20 EV Mentor)
Amanda Fletcher (2013 EV Alum)
Orly Minazad
Mark Sarvas
Victor Vasquez (2014 EV Alum)
 
UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS
Presented by Writers at Work
9:00 PM – 9:45 PM
Vicious Dogs, 5231 Lankershim Blvd. (Sponsored by Sex, Rain & Cold Fusion)
Writers At Work presents “Unforgettable Characters,” portraits in poetry and prose that reveal strange twists of human nature. Since 1997, Writers At Work has been inspiring, encouraging, and empowering writers to deepen their craft, take creative risks, and cultivate their readership.
Featured Writers:
Elaine Howell
Doug McBride
David Stein
Kay Sundstrom
Tina Yang
Karen Yin

Terry Wolverton (2000 EV Mentor)