“Tongue & Groove”
SPREADING THE WORD FOR 8 YEARS!
In celebration of National Asian American/Pacific Islanders Heritage month, Conrad Romo's Tongue and Groove Series would like to announce a series of events throughout L.A. featuring writers from both the East and West Coasts to include:
Kevin Kataoka , Ed Lin " One Red Bastard", Chiwan Choi "Abductions", Traci Kato Kiriyama and soul songstress Stella Moon + more+ live music Stella Moon, jazzy break band Beautiful Kalimari (Flyball) and live beat shaping by Grainshifter. + DJ sets by Kap (Kapsoul) and Chikaramanga (Tres Records).
Full bar. Smoking Patio. No Cover, Just Love.
Thursday May 24th
Grand Star Jazz Club
943 Sun Mun Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fri 5/25 8pm Giant Robot #2
2015 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025
Franny Choi, Chiwan Choi, Ed Lin, Traci Kato Kiriyama and others
Sat 5/26 2-2:45
Jubilee Fest http://silverlakejubilee.com
Tongue & Groove
Tracy Kato Kiriyama, Chiwan Choi, Franny Choi +
Kevin Kataoka is a comic you may have seen on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend, “The Wanda Sykes Show” on Fox, “Cheap Seats” on ESPN Classic and the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal
Chiwan Choi is a writer, editor, teacher, and publisher Abductions is his second book of poetry.
Ed Lin is the author of Waylaid,This Is a Bust and Snakes Can’t Run. Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. The native New Yorker's latest book is One Red Bastard, by Minotaur.
Traci Akemi Kato-Kiriyama is the creator/ producer of Tuesday Night Café in Little Tokyo. She is a writer, performing artist, educator and grassroots organizer. She tours throughout the country with shows, workshops, & her book of poetry, signaling, and is currently working with stage partner and aerial artist Kennedy Kabasares as they expand their piece, PULL: tales of obsession, supported by the Center for Cultural Innovation/Durfee Foundation.
Franny Choi was a finalist at two of the three most prestigious poetry slams in the country: the National Poetry Slam and the Women of the World Poetry Slam. She was awarded Best Female Poet and Most Innovative at the 2011 Wade-Lewis Poetry Slam Invitational, and her team was specially recognized for Pushing the Art Forward at the 2011 College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. She was also the top-ranking female poet at the 2011 Southern Fried Poetry Slam and the champion of 2010 Seoul Poetry Slam