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I’m Reading This Wed. at the NoHo Lit Crawl. Come on Out!

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I’ll be reading on the panel entitled, “The Rejection Game,” with the writer’s group Women Who Submit. “Rejection is par for the course if you’re trying to get published. This reading will celebrate work that has been rejected time and again, but that we still believe in. Featuring: Stephanie Abraham, Tammy De La Torre, Ryane Nicole Granados, Siel Ju, Jac- queline Kate Maruyama, Rachael Warecki, hosted by Lauren Eggert-Crowe.”

Hosted by the Eclectic Fine Foods & Spirits, 5156 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood

Wed. 10/27 at 7 PM.

See you there!

New essay: As Hollywood Turns Its Eyes to Cuba, Will the Island Be More than Just a Prop?

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Check out my new essay, published by Bitchhere. Also pasted below:

Cuba is quickly becoming a trendy playground for the rich and famous.

First came the president. In March, President Obama became the first U.S. president to visit the island in nearly nine decades. He met with Cuban President Raul Castro, promised that the embargo would end, and then took his family and Castro out to a ball game to watch the Cuban national team play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Then the fashion folks followed. Last week, Chanel hosted a private fashion show in a public park in Havana, which was attended by a long list of stars, including Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The Kardashians also visited last week, likely shooting for their reality series, and caused a stir, especially when Khloe posed underneath a Fidel sign. (more…)

I’m Reading Tomorrow Night! Come Join Us! #AWP16 #WRITER #LIVINGTHEDREAM

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Come out tomorrow night from 7 to 9PM to rub elbows with writers and literature lovers! I’ll be reading my essay “After Your Great-Grandmother Tita” and we’ll be celebrating the launch of Exposition Review. This is an off-site event kicking off AWP, which is the largest literary conference in North America.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – 7 to 9PM
Hennessy + Ingalls, 300 S. Santa Fe Ave. Suite M, Los AngelesCA 90013. There is ample parking in the lot north of the bookstore and across the street to the south.
Hope to see you there!