Los Angeles Readings and What Not

I have not lived in the town of my birth consistently since perhaps six months in 2002. Nevertheless, it calls me home in some sort of a reverse Persephone myth (my mother alas lives in the mountains near me).

And as I’m headed to the home land I realize it really is also the home to so much of my work.

On June 15th I’ll be reading here with many people I have not met. I’ll be reading a weird bizarre-esque story that seems appropriate for the evening and I finally get to meet Laura Lee Bahr in person! At King Harbor Brewing Co. In Redondo Beach at 7 pm.

On June 24th I’ll be reading with one of my favorite Los Angeles poets V. Kali! I LOVE HER WORK! And she has a full collection out at the moment. I’m kind of an out of print girl at the moment but I will be reading from my up and coming chapbook. The reading is called HITCHED and I’m part of the JUNE HITCHED. It’s hosted by the lovely Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo –a fantastic poet as well. HITCHED happens at Book Show at 5503 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, California 90042.

On June 25th I’ll be participating in another one of my favorite poetry series LA PALABRA in Highland Park. Come see the ungentrified.
2 pm at Avenue 50 Studio hosted by the haiku master Karineh Mahdessian.

There’s more I’m up to of course–an afternoon artist residency with another LA writer (yay Wendy C. Ortiz!) in her backyard. And I’m having a few of those LA lunches. And this mountain woman is hitting the ballet, museums, the Hollywood Bowl and Trader Sams amongst other places. I will fill up on this Hades despised by the great Northern lands of California before I head back to the dull , placid heaven.

So come out to one of the shows…

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About margaretelysiagarcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia primarily writes fiction, essays and poetry from a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada. She's currently working on a non-fiction book about plus-sized modeling. She's also searching for a publisher for her new collection of stories? Mary of the Chance Encounters. Her short story collection Sad Girls & Other Stories out now on Solstice Literary Press. She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas and Girl Body Pride. Is a contributor to Hip Mama Magazine. She writes the zine The Adventures of Sad Girl with her daughter, Paloma. She’s a three-time director of the national Listen to Your Mother Show in Plumas County (www.listentoyourmothershow.com). She has an alternative women’s music show Milkshake & Honey on Plumas Community Radio (www.kqny919.org).
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