Friday, January 18, 2013

Tongue & Groove in Hollywood Jan. 20

“Tongue & Groove”
A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music. Produced by Conrad Romo and this month featuring: Antonia Crane "Spent", Patrick O'Neil "Opacity", Melissa Chadburn, Billy Burgos "Eulogy to an Unknown Tree" plus music by Izzy Cox

Sunday January 20th
6-7:30 pm
The Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca 90028

Izzy Cox is a mix of voodoo-billy- punk- jazz, Ella Fitzgerald meets Tom Waits and Sun Ra

Billy Burgos is an Illustrator/Designer/Poet from Los Angeles. He is a Curator on staff at His poetry has been featured in both Anthologies and Literary Journals and Zines. In 2007 Billy was chosen as an up and coming poet by the L.A. Poetry Festival. He has served as workshop facilitator of the Beyond Baroque Wednesday night workshop and hosts the First Sunday Open Reading at Beyond Baroque. Billy is the host of Word Ballast, an blogtalk poetry show where he has interviewed such poets as Nikki Giovanni, Nikky Finney, Thomas Sayers Ellis and Nick Flynn. His vivid paintings of some of L.A's most interesting poets called The Faces of Poetry is a traveling gallery/poetry exhibit which has been featured in both art journals as well as KCET. His first full length collection of poetry called Eulogy to an Unknown Tree is out now on Writ Large Press.

Melissa Chadburn is a lover and a fighter, a union rep, a social arsonist, a writer, a lesbian, of color, smart, edgy and fun. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Guernica, SLAKE, Salon, The Rumpus, and a dozen other places. She’s currently writing, A Tiny Upward Shove, her teenage foster care narrative. Reach her at fictiongrrrl(at) or follow her on twitter!/melissachadburnShe loves your whole outfit right now.

Patrick O'Neil is the author of the memoir Hold Up (13E Note Editions, Paris, France). His nonfiction essays have appeared in numerous literary journals, most notably: Fourteen Hills, New Plains Review, Weave Magazine, The Whistling Fire, Word Riot, and Blood Orange Review. Patrick resides in Hollywood California, holds an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles, and teaches at a local community college. For more information please see his website:

Antonia Crane is the only person from Humboldt County who doesn’t smoke weed. She lives in Los Angeles where she teaches teenagers creative writing and photojournalism when she can convince them to log off of Facebook. She’s a regular columnist on The Rumpus and a ZYZZYVA contributor. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in Akashic’s The Heroin Chronicles (Edited by Jerry Stahl), Soft Skull Press’ Johns, Marks, Tricks & Chickenhawks: Professionals & Their Clients Writing about Each Other and Word Riot’s 10th anniversary anthology: The Word Riot Readeras well as: Salon, PANK magazine, Black Clock, Slake, The Los Angeles Review and other places. Her best days begin at the top of Griffith Park where she believes a certain spooky tree can hear her prayers. And those prayers have to do with the book she wrote about her mother's cancer and the sex industry called "Spent."

Come one, come all and come early! Seating is limited and we start on time!

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