Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Featherless Christmas Party!

Dear friends of featherless,

This December, in lieu of the usual reading, we are hosting a party to celebrate the season...and all of you!

On December 17th, from 7-10 pm, come one come all to Wordspace for the Featherless Christmas Party.

The party is a potluck and open reading.  There will be homemade crostini and other festive nibblings. Bring your own culinary successes (or purchased yums), along with a short piece to read if you would like. Rather than a formal reading, we will be having a casual open-mic style brouhaha for anyone who would like to participate.

The bar will be tending to your red wine needs, if the open mic needs encouragement.

But that's not all! The festivities will also include a white elephant gift exchange, also optional, for anyone who can/wants to bring a small something (under $10!)

We'll be wearing antlers and ringing jingle bells.

It's free, y'all! There is absolutely no reason not to come. NONE.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pictures from Featherless #6

Jon Bernstein

Lisa Locascio

Katy Petty

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Featherless #6

Our little Featherless is growing up!  It's hard to believe the November event will be our semianniversary.  The lineup is as follows:

Jon Bernstein wrote the screenplays BEAUTIFUL, starring Minnie Driver and directed by Sally Field, RINGMASTER, starring Jerry Springer, and Disney's MEET THE ROBINSONS.  His plays include SHOWCASE! and THE BLUNDERS.  He teaches screenwriting at UCLA extension and Wordspace.  His book Ravenous Ambition will be out in 2011.

Lisa Locascio was born in Chicago and holds two degrees from New York University.  She is currently a PhD student at the University of Southern California, where she also teaches writing.  Her work has appeared on the American Short Fiction website as well as in several print journals, including The Northwest Review and Fifth Wednesday Journal.  For more information, please visit www.lisalocascio.com.

Katy Petty received her BA in Semiotics from Brown and her MFA in Creative Writing from CalArts.  Her work has appeared in Black Clock, Ghetto Blaster, Monologues by Women for Women, and the film RADIATION in which she also starred.  Currently, she is writing her first novel, Perpetual Twilight.

The reading will take place at 7:30 pm on November 21, at Wordspace.

Also!  Stay tuned for news about the Featherless Christmas party in December.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pictures from Featherless #5

Mila Pesko

Diane Sherry Case   

Andrea Lambert

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Featherless #5

Featherless #5 will be held at Wordspace on October 17th, 2010 at 7:30 pm.

The readers:

Mila Pesko has published an autobiography disguised as a children's book called, Little Mary of the Rose and the Giant Baked Bean. She is now in the process of developing a show and a movie about Patti Smith. Neither of which she will be disguising as a children's anything. She lives in Smoke Free, but not Mafia Free, Glendale with her flying cat, Sam.

A veteran actress of film, stage and television, Diane Sherry Case also has her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She has taught creative writing to incarcerated teens, private school girls, and adults. Both her fiction and non-fiction have been widely published in anthologies and journals, as well as adapted to film. Highlights of her life include meeting the Beatles, playing Lana Lang in Superman, and working as the strong man's assistant in a Mexican circus.

 Andrea Lambert is the author of Jet Set Desolate (Future Fiction London) and Lorazepam and the Valley of Skin / 730910-2155 (valeveil press). She is in process of revising a punk novella called Scaffolding. Her work can be seen in 3:AM Magazine, Chronometry, and Lime Tea. She co-curates the Featherless reading series with Katie Jacobson.  She lives in Los Angeles.

Reception to follow.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Featherless #4

Featherless #4 will be held at Wordspace on September 19th, 2010 at 7:30 pm.

The readers: 

Khadija Anderson returned in 2008 to her native Los Angeles after 18 years exile in Seattle. Khadija's poetry has been published extensively in print, online, and elsewhere. She is an MFA candidate at Antioch University L.A. and her poem "Islam for Americans" was a 2011 Pushcart nominee.

Sarah B. Burghauser is an LA-based writer, scholar, and mixed-media artist. Sarah publishes with A Café in Space, the Anaïs Nin literary journal, is a Lambda Literary Writers Retreat Fellow, and has been awarded a residency at the MacDowell Colony. Currently Sarah works on her first book, Nincarnation, a text that insists it is possible to know oneself in the life of another.

Michael Molitch-Hou™ is founder and chair of the Reality™ Institute, a service institute dedicated to understanding reality in the silliest way possible. He is a current MFA student at CalArts in the field of creative writing and a firm advocate of world peace.

Reception to follow.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Featherless #3

Featherless #3 will be held at Wordspace on August 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm.

The readers:

Kirsty Singer is a semi-native Southern Californian and the daughter of scientists. In another life she might have been a really bad taxonomist. Instead she writes poems in which she records signs from the universe.

Valerie Savior currently lives in Los Angeles where she writes poetry and fiction when she is not at work at Occidental College. Valerie’s work has appeared in Carnet de Route, Colorado Review, Fine Madness, The Germ, The Iowa Review, Seneca Review, and Volt.   

Anthony McCann is the author of Father of Noise, Moongarden and the forthcoming collection I Heart Your Fate.  He lives in Los Angeles.

Reception to follow.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Featherless #2

Featherless #2 will be held at Wordspace on July 18, 2010 at 7:30 pm.

The readers:

Ama Birch lives in Los Angeles, California. She has authored three chapbooks, "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," "Faces in the Clouds," and "Forms".

Chiwan Choi's poems and essays have appeared in ONTHEBUS, Esquire, and circa, among others. Chiwan's first collection of poetry, The Flood, was published by Tia Chucha Press in April, 2010. He received an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU and with his wife, Judith Oden runs Writ Large Press, published Los Angeles writers.

Harold Abramowitz  is a writer from Los Angeles.  His recent publications include Not Blessed (Les Figues Press) and A House on a Hill {A House on a Hill, Part One} (Insert Press) Harold writes collaboratively as part of SOSY and UNFO, and co-edits the short-form literary press eohippus labs.

Reception to follow.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Featherless #1

Featherless #1 will be held at Wordspace on June 20 at 7:30 pm. Wordspace is located at 3191 Casitas Ave. #156, Los Angeles CA 90039 [map]. Featherless is curated by Katie Jacobson and Andrea Lambert.

The readers:

Allison Carter is the author of a book, A Fixed, Formal Arrangement (Les Figues Press), and two chapbooks: Shadows are Weather (Horse Less Press) and All Bodies Are The Same and They Have The Same Reactions (Blanc Press). She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she co-edits the Particle Series (psbooks.org). For more information: accarter.com

Saehee Cho holds a BA in Literature/Writing from the University of California, San Diego and a MFA in Writing from Calarts. She has just completed her first collection of short stories tentatively titled "Form, Composite." Her work has been featured in Shrapnel and Ex Nihilo. Aside from writing, she bakes.

Flint just completed her first book, Blood: A Memoir, and is editing an anthology charting the spectrum of feminist ideologies of sexual desire. She is on the adjunct faculty at Antioch University and California Institute of the Arts, where she teaches writing, with an emphasis on the interplay between creative nonfiction and critical theories of identity.

Reception to follow.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Updates for our first event

Our first event will be held on Sunday, June 20, at 7:30 pm at Wordspace, which is located at 3191 Casitas Avenue, #156, Los Angeles CA.  We have a confirmation from the first of our three readers, whose names we will announce upon confirmation from the other two.

We have been privileged to work with designer Omar Routher, who is creating our logo, to be revealed shortly.  Omar has also volunteered to design posters for our events.

We hope to see a lot of you at our premiere reading, and as always, you may contact us at featherless.la@gmail.com with any inquiries.  

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Location, Location, Location!

We at featherless are pleased to announce that we have found a venue! Brenda Varda has been kind enough to offer Wordspace to host the series. We could not be more thrilled.

We will be contacting potential readers and announcing dates shortly. Stay tuned!