Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tongue & Groove in Hollywood Feb. 17

“Tongue & Groove”
A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music. Produced by Conrad Romo and this month featuring: Richard Kramer "These Things Happen", Reyna Grande " The Distance Between Us", Priscilla Stuckey "Kissed by a Fox: And Other Stories of Friendship in Nature" , Tania Katan, Jeremy Radin "Slow Dance with Sasquatch" plus music by Malik 'the FreQ' Moore

Sunday February 17th
6-7:30 pm
The Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca 90028

Richard Kramer is the Emmy and multiple Peabody award-winning writer, director and producer of TV series, including Thirtysomething, My So-called Life, Tales of the City, and Once and Again. He’s been nominated for numerous Emmy awards. His first short story appeared in The New Yorker while he was till an undergraduate at Yale.

Priscilla Stuckey is a writer, scholar, editor, and Earth-advocate with a passion for reconnecting people with nature. Since 2005 she has taught humanities, spirituality, ecology and feminist theory in the graduate programs of Prescott College (AZ). When she lived in Oakland (CA), a creek that ran through her property inspired the start of the Butters Canyon Conservancy, a neighborhood-based land trust for which she served as founder and first president. She is now active in the local and international movement to extend legal rights to nature. She lives in Boulder, CO.

Reyna Grande is an author, speaker, and educator. The Distance Between Us, hailed by the L.A. Times as the Angela’s Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience, is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in the autobiography category. Her first novel, Across a Hundred Mountains (Atria 2006), received a 2007 American Book Award and the 2006 El Premio Aztlán Literary Award. Her second novel, Dancing with Butterflies (2009) was the recipient of a 2010 International Latino Book Awards.

Tania Katan is an author, playwright, and comedic performer. Her memoir My One-Night Stand With Cancer has been awarded the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award, Stonewall Book Award, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She is also the host and producer of the Lit Lounge at the Scottsdale, Az. Museum of Contemporary Art

Jeremy Radin is an actor and poet based out of Los Angeles, California, where he spends most of his time eating expensive cheeseburgers and makin’ sexy eyes at all the pretty girls. His first book of poetry is published by Write Bloody.

Malik 'the FreQ' Moore is a vital part of the LA Reggae scene who performs with The Lions and The Bullets. On his own he has been writing and performing genre exploring songs for years in his own unique bitter-sweet haunting style.

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