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Red Hen at the RuskinDate: Sep 9th, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Ruskin Art Center
800 S. Plymouth Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Please join Red Hen Press, in association with the venerable Ruskin Art Club, for a reading featuring Alan Barstow, Antonia Crane, Amy Silverberg, Daniel Romo, Elizabeth Cantwell, Zana Previti, moderated by Brendan Constantine, and followed by complimentary wine and cheese. The Ruskin Art Club, founded in 1888, is Los Angeles oldest cultural association. Its 1922 clubhouse was declared a Los Angeles Historical Monument in 1997. For more information, please contact Red Hen Press at email@example.com.
Alan Barstow taught English and AIDS awareness in Namibia. His essay "Namblish," in LAR 11, is part of a longer memoir that explores how the people he lived with were affected by AIDS. His work has appeared in The Sun, American Literary Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Redondo Beach, CA, and teaches at a Santa Monica high school.
Antonia Crane is the only person from Humboldt County who doesnt smoke weed. She wrote a memoir about her mothers illness and the sex industry, SPENT, and is currently seeking representation. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in: Akashic (The Heroin Chronicles), The Rumpus, Black Clock, Slake, and elsewhere.
Amy Silverberg is a writer living in Los Angeles, born and raised in Southern California. She currently attends the Master of Professional Writing program at USC. Her first piece of fiction was inspired by the O.J. Simpson trial. It was illustrated. She was seven.
Daniel Romo recently graduated with an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. His first book of poetry, Romancing Gravity, is forthcoming from Pecan Grove Press. He teaches high school creative writing, and lives in Long Beach, CA. More of his writing can be found at danielromo.wordpress.com.
Elizabeth Cantwell lives in Los Angeles, where she tutors high school students, takes her corgi mix to the dog park, breathes in smog, and is a PhD student at USC. Her work has appeared in such journals as The Cortland Review, Indiana Review, RHINO, and La Petite Zine.
Zana Previti was born and raised in New England, but is currently working toward her MFA in Fiction at the University of California, Irvine. In her spare time, she likes to ride in beds of fast-moving pickup trucks. Her long-term goals include adopting a female Rottweiler and learning to play banjo,
Brendan Constantine is a poet based in Hollywood. His work has appeared in FIELD, Ploughshares, Ninth Letter, The Los Angeles Review, and RUNES, among other journals. He is the author of Letters To Guns (2009 Red Hen Press) and Birthday Girl With Possum (2011 Write Bloody Publishing). A third collection, Calamity Joe, was released by Red Hen Press in March of 2012. He is currently poet-in-residence at the Windward School in West Los Angeles.