“Tongue & Groove” A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music. Produced by Conrad Romo and this month featuring: Jerry Stahl "Bad Sex on Speed", Elana Bell "Eyes, Stones", Jon Sands "The New Clean", Jervey Tervalon "Dead Above Ground", Lucienne Lane, Liz Tynes Netto, Marne Carmean "The Rape and Recovery of Emily Dickinson, In Her Words, Poems of Witness and Worth" plus music by Daisy McCrackin
Pushcart Prize-winning authorJerry Stahlhas written six books, including the memoir Permanent Midnight (made into a film with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson), and the novels Pain Killers and I, Fatty (optioned by Johnny Depp). Former Culture Columnist for Details, Stahl's widely anthologized fiction and journalism have appeared in a variety of places, including Esquire, The New York Times, Playboy, The Rumpus, and The Believer. He has also written extensively for film and television, including the highest rated episodes of CSI and, most recently, the HBO film Hemingway & Gelhorn, with Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen.
Elana Bell's first collection of poetry, Eyes, Stones (LSU Press 2012) was selected as the winner of the 2011 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Elana is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, the AROHO Foundation, the Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Drisha Institute. Her work has recently appeared in Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, CALYX Journal, and elsewhere. Elana has led creative writing workshops for women in prison, for educators, for high school students in Israel, Palestine and throughout the five boroughs of New York City, as well as for the pioneering peace building and leadership organization, Seeds of Peace. She is currently the writer-in-residence for the Bronx Academy of Letters and poetry editor for the Jewish Journal. Jon Sands has been a professional teaching & performing artist since 2007. He delivered the 2010 commencement address at the Bronx Academy of Letters and toured throughout Germany in conjunction with the American Embassy. He starred in the 2011 web-series “Verse: A Murder Mystery” from Rattapallax Films. He's represented NYC multiple times at the National Poetry Slam., and lives in Brooklyn, where he makes better tuna salad than anyone you know
Jervey Tervalonis the author of 5 novels which includeAll the Trouble You Need,Understand This, and the Los Angeles Times bestsellerDead Above Ground. An award-winning poet, screenwriter, and dramatist, Jervey was born in New Orleans, raised in Los Angeles, and now lives in Altadena, California, with his wife and two daughters. Lucienne Lane has worked extensively in feature film and television production for over 20 years, but her passion has always been writing. She is presently working on a book of essays and a dark comedy for the screen based on the death of her father. She was born in San Francisco and raised in both California and New England. She lives in Los Angeles. Liz Tynes Netto called New York City home until a couple of years ago. Now she studies writing with Jack Grapes here in LA and is also a documentary filmmaker.
Marne Carmeanis an independent scholar and self-published author of the laudedThe Rape and Recovery of Emily Dickinson, In Her Words, Poems of Witness and Worth.A bi- lingual manuscriptMexico, Where Fences Bloom, Poems from this Side and Back, is a work-in-progress, translated by poet Alicia Partnoy. Her poemThe Bell Pepper fieldwas awarded $1,000.00 by the Green Heart Project as the Grand Prize Winner.
I live for adventure! I've been in rock bands, movies, plays and on TV. I adore animals, motorcycles get my heart racing and I also have a passion for sushi and ice cream (not at the same time). I was the Queen of the 31st Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade. I am also a professional belly dancer (swords are my speciality), a Polynesian/Tahitian dance student and a full-time journalist. Here, I'll share some of my life- who I meet and where I go in the music scene, as well as music news, and any other intriguing people, places and things I come across. **PLEASE NOTE: Here I will also post excerpts from press releases I receive with information on upcoming entertainment events and news.** Welcome and keep on rockin'!
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