Thursday, June 2nd at 7 p.m.
“All Lit Up” is a collaborative effort lovingly orchestrated under the aegis of our owners, Bert Deixler and Darryl Holter, in tandem with host-authors Rich Ferguson and Stephanie Barbé Hammer, and Chevalier’s Liz Newstat. Every month we offer delectable morsels from literary artists and musicians, served between convivial mixing, and garnished with a light selection of open mic surprises. Glow into June with prose, poetry and music from our very own local luminaries Jim Ruland, David Rocklin, Rebecca Gonzales, James Morrison, and Karen Stefano on Thursday, June 2nd at 7 p.m.
Rebecca Gonzales was raised and resides “one block East of El Pino” in East L.A. She was the March 2014 winner of “The Poets of New York” series at the Bowery in New York City. Her work has been published in numerous literary anthologies and journals such as Dryland Lit., Brooklyn and Boyle, Inchas de Poesia, and The Mas Tequila Review. She has three books of poetry and, is currently working on a book of short stories, poetry and prose.
Jim Ruland is the author of the award-winning novel Forest of Fortune and the short story collection Big Lonesome. He is currently collaborating with Keith Morris on his memoir My Damage about his life with Black Flag, the Circle Jerks and OFF! (Da Capo Aug 30, 2016). Ruland is a veteran of the Navy, the books columnist for San DiegoCityBeat, and curator of the Vermin on the Mount, an irreverent reading series now in its 12th year.
James Paige Morrison is a Los Angeles renaissance man – an actor, playwright and filmmaker who also happens to be a damn good musician, with two folk-rock albums, Son to the Boy and I Broke Free, to his name. As an actor, he’s played hundreds of roles on film, television and stage, most notably on 24 as Bill Buchanan.
David Rocklin is the author of The Luminist (pub. 2011) and The Night Language, due out in spring 2017. He is also the founder and host of Roar Shack, a LA-based reading series at 826LA in Echo Park. He’s at work on his new novel, The Electric Love Song of Fleischl (Fly-Shell) Berger.
Karen Stefano is the author of the short story collection The Secret Games of Words. Her stories have appeared in The South Carolina Review, Tampa Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, Epiphany, and elsewhere. She was nominated for the XXXVIII Pushcart Prize. Karen also serves as fiction editor for Connotation Press.