August 11, 2016 Event Lineup

We are excited for the amazing authors that will join us on August 11, 2016 at the very cool and uber chic speakeasy, The Association Bar, in Downtown Los Angeles located at 110 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

Join us for drinks and readings from some of today's favorite and critically acclaimed authors. Stay after to get writing tips, publishing tips and autographed copies and photos with these talented and inspiring authors. We will also be giving away 1 signed copy of each book; to enter just register for the event before August 9 via our facebook event page. See you at Lit Scene L.A.

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“A haunting, visceral novel that heralds the birth of a powerful new voice in American fiction.” 

StarredKirkus Review

"Deón is a writer of great talent, using lyrical language and convincing, unobtrusive dialect to build portraits of each tragic individual as the sprawling story moves to its redemptive end." Publisher's Weekly Starred Review

“Deón dramatizes alliances formed by women in a violent place and time with adroit characterizations, a powerful narrative voice, and the propulsive plotting of a suspense novel.” Booklist Starred Review

Natashia Deón is the recipient of a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices fellowship and her debut novel, Grace, is due out June 2016 with Counterpoint Press. Deón was recently named one of L.A.'s "Most Fascinating People" by L.A. Weekly.

 

She has been awarded fellowships and residencies at Yale, Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, Prague's Creative Writing Program, Dickinson House in Belgium, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.

 

Her writing has appeared in American Short Fiction, The Rumpus, The Feminist Wire, Asian American Lit Review, Rattling Wall, B O D Y and other places.

 

She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside--Palm Desert, has two perfect children, and a lovely husband whom she met while living and working in Kent, England. 

Following her prize-winning collection Break Any Woman Down, Dana Johnson returns with a collection of bold stories set mostly in downtown Los Angeles that examine large issues — love, class, race — and how they influence and define our most intimate moments. 

 

DANA JOHNSON is the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California. Both books were nominees for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Born and raised in and around Los Angeles, she is an associate professor of English at the University of Southern California. For more information, visit www.danajohnsonauthor.com.

“A smart, funny, and fast-paced book about sex, love,
body image, and friendship.”
—Kirkus

“Fat-positive, bi-affirming, clever, and fun, Vow of Celibacy is
the beach read of your dreams.”
—Lindsay King-Miller, AfterEllen.com and author of
Ask A Queer Chick

Erin Judge spent half her childhood in Brooklyn and the other half in Plano, Texas, and somehow grew up to be a nightclub entertainer who also writes literary fiction.
 

Erin’s first stand-up comedy CD, So Many Choices, was released by Rooftop Comedy Productions in 2012. She tours nationally with the Pink Collar Comedy Tour, has headlined the Women in Comedy Festival, and has appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham
and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Her work as a stand-up comic has been written about in the pages of The New York Times, Time Out New York, and The Boston Globe. Her writing has been featured in Salon, Thought Catalog, the Dallas Observer, and The Boston Phoenix,
among others. Erin lives in Los Angeles and performs all over the world.

Iris De Ananda is a writer, activist, and practitioner of the healing arts, and the author of CODESWITCH: Fires From Mi Corazon. She is a native of Los Angeles and believes in the power of spoken word, poetry, storytelling, and dreams. She has been published in Mujeres de Maiz Zine, Loudmouth Zine: Cal State LA, OCCUPY SF poems from the movement, & online @ La Bloga. She is an active contributor to Poets Responding to SB 1070. She performs at community venues & events throughout the Los Angeles area & Southern California. 

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