Please join Chevalier’s for the September installment of our monthly literary series, featuring poets Chiwan Choi, F. Douglas Brown, Jessica Ceballos, and Rachel McLeod Kaminer. This event will be on Thursday, September 10th at 7:00pm, and, as always, we will have an open mic in between featured readers, so please feel free to bring your writing to share!
Chiwan Choi is the author of The Flood (Tía Chucha Press) and Abductions (Writ Large Press). His current project is Ghostmaker, a book he is writing, presenting, and destroying during the course of 2015. Chiwan is also a founding partner at Writ Large Press, a DTLA based indie publisher.
F. Douglas Brown of Los Angeles is the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize recipient for Zero to Three (University of Georgia 2014). Mr. Brown, an educator for 20 years, teaches English at Loyola High School of Los Angeles, an all-boys Jesuit school. He is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow. When he is not teaching, writing, or with his two children, Isaiah and Olivia, he is busy DJing in the greater Los Angeles area.
Jessica Ceballos is a poet, designer, photographer, musician, community advocate and cultural wanderer who explores the intersection of personal narrative, art, nature, and community and their role in cultural sustainability. She curates Avenue 50 Studio’s monthly Bluebird Reading as well as the Poesia Para La Gente, a poetry program that brings poetry to the community using non-traditional and public places as venues. She’s 1/4th of Writ Large Press and literary editor of Yay LA Magazine. Her work has appeared in Entropy, Los Angeles Magazine, LA Examiner and La Bloga, among others. She is currently working (or at least trying to) on her first collection of poetry.
Rachel McLeod Kaminer grew up in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. She lives in
the middle of Los Angeles. Her debut poetry collection, As in the dark, descend, will be published by Writ Large Press.