Sunday, May 1, 2011

Big City Forum: Writers Edition

Big City Forum in conjunction with LAAA/Gallery 825 present an evening about the written word. Join a group of LA's most talented up and coming authors as they explore the ways in which fiction shapes our thinking about personal and collective narratives.

Los Angeles Art Association
Gallery 825

825 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Wed., May 18th
7 – 9 pm


Harold Abramowitz is a writer and editor from Los Angeles. His books and chapbooks include Not Blessed (Les Figues Press, 2010), A House on a Hill - Part Three (Slash Pine Press, 2010), A House on a Hill - Part One ( Insert Press, 2010), and Dear Dearly Departed (Palm Press, 2008),  Harold co-edits the short-form literary press eohippus labs (, and co-curates the occasional experimental cabaret event series, Late Night Snack (  He also writes and edits as part of the collaborative projects, SAM OR SAMANTHA YAMS and UNFO.

Grace Krilanovich's debut novel The Orange Eats Creeps, published by Two Dollar Radio, was a finalist for the Starcherone Prize and the Believer Book Award. The novel, called "Bizarrely charming" by Newsday, "Beautiful and deranged" by Bookforum, and "One of 2010's small-press triumphs" by The Week, made year-end lists at NPR, BlackBook, Largehearted Boy and Shelf Unbound Magazine, in addition to being named one of Amazon's Top Ten Science Fiction/Fantasy Books of 2010. Grace is a MacDowell Colony fellow and was a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree for 2010. 

Margaret Wappler
is an arts and culture staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, and is finishing a novel that explores environmentalism, the suburban landscape, and alien spaceships.

Lauren Strasnick is a graduate of Emerson College and the California Institute of the Arts MFA Writing Program. Her debut novel, NOTHING LIKE YOU (Simon Pulse/S&S, 2009), was an RWA RITA award finalist in two categories, Best First Book and YA Romance.  Her second novel, HER AND ME AND YOU (Simon Pulse/S&S in October 2010), will be out in paperback this July.

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