It's our first event in the new space, and we're excited to bring these three writers to Stories Books. Diana Arterian, Stephen van Dyck and Lisa Teasley will be reading on Friday, October 14th, at 8 pm. Come a little early to have some coffee or a nibble and check out the bookstore, which is full of delicious finds.
Diana Arterian has found herself to be a poet who writes nonfiction narrative manuscripts. She is on the founding board of Gold Line Press (a publisher of fiction and poetry chapbooks), the curator of the annual Sumarr Reading Series, as well as the La Mision Writer's Retreat in Baja, Mexico.
Diana is currently a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing as a Merit Fellow at the University of Southern California. She holds an MFA in poetry from the California Institute of the Arts, where she was a Beutner Fellow. Her poetry has appeared in River Styx and Iron Horse Literary Review. For more info visit http://dianaarterian.com.
Stephen van Dyck is a semi-recent MFA graduate of Integrated Media, Critical Studies and Experimental Sound Practices at CalArts. He curated the Sunset Boulevard, Washington Boulevard and San Fernando Road Concerts in 2011, 2009 and 2008, all-day arts events where over 200 artists and citizens re-imagined unused urban spaces along the entire lengths of one of LA's very long city streets with installations, performances, discussions and car pool happenings. He's currently amidst completion of his first book, "People I've Met from the Internet," a conceptual writing project, coming out/coming of age story and field study in the form of a very long annotated list. He's been Home Depot's unrequited artist-in-residence since 2007. And he runs BELLYFLOP, a gallery space, concert hall, theater, opera
house, laboratory and space of worship that appears as a full-water 10
ft. deep swimming pool.
Lisa Teasley is the author of the critically acclaimed novels HEAT SIGNATURE and DIVE, and the award-winning story collection, GLOW IN THE DARK, all published by Bloomsbury. Lisa Teasley is writer and presenter of the BBC television documentary "High School Prom," and has taught in many writing programs, including UCLA, Antioch, Cal Arts and UC Riverside. Her homepage is www.lisateasley.com.