Three years of Los Angeles LitCrawls, and I'm still batting a thousand. This year, a story I wrote about a carwashero in search of justice called "Beans and Rice" appeared in the LitCrawl session called Water, Water, Anywhere?, co-sponsored by the New Short Fiction Series and City of LA's local Metropolitan Water District.
Actor Holger Moncada, Jr. read the story and did a great job bringing it to life. Here's a pic of him reading live at Pitfire Pizza during our round of the LitCrawl:
Last year at the LitCrawl I read a poem on the topic of guns, with the LA Word group. Things were a little lighter at the first LitCrawl, where I read a true story about a run-in with a kind-of-creepy Santa Claus.
All the stories in our session this year were on the theme of water and drought, a topic that's top of mind here in LA. The other three stories by Chris Iovenko, Henry Hoke and A.R. Taylor were terrific. We're planning to reprise our session as part of the upcoming VisionLA '15 Climate Arts Action Festival in early December, so stay tuned for more details.
Lately I've been making zines. For a limited time, you can see my first zine on exhibit at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. Read more.