Friday, October 21, 2011

Featherless #11

It's Fall!  This November features Kristoffer Huelgas, Angela Peñaredondo and Diana Salier at Stories Books and Cafe.   On Friday, November 11th at 8pm, the back patio at 1716 Sunset Blvd will be loud with poetry.

Their bios:

Kristoffer Huelgas originally got interested in poetry to impress girls. By the time he realized the assumption was unfounded, it was too late. Drawing influences from art, literature, and contemporary pop culture, he endeavors to find the heart of the matter; the most important aspects of the most minute and miniscule. In 2009 Kristoffer received his BA in English with a focus on creative writing, studying under the tutelage of Kenyon poetry prize winner Leilani Hall and Pushcart Prize winner Dorothy Barresi. Kristoffer was born in, raised on, and fed Los Angeles, but has also been known to get lost in the Pacific Northwest for considerable stints. He is a regular reader at Canoga Park’s Cobalt Café where he has been featured.  He currently resides in Sun Valley, California, where he considers himself laureate.

Angela Peñaredondo is an emerging Los Angeles poet and visual artist. She was born in Iloilo City, Philippines and grew up in Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.  She received her BFA from San Francisco State University and also studied mixed media arts in the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia.  Angela has a professional background in art management, curatorial practice and youth advocacy.  She was awarded a UCLA Community Access Scholarship for poetry and a Fishtrap Fellowship.

Diana Salier is a musician and person who writes.  Her first chapbook WIKIPEDIA SAYS IT WILL PASS  was released on Deadly Chaps Press in September 2011.  She's a graduate of NYU's creative writing program, and her work has appeared in Every Day Genius, Nap Magazine, Red Lightbulbs, 3:AM Magazine, and Robot Melon, among other places.  She's currently working on a full-length collection called Letters From Robots.  She grew up in a house in Los Angeles and now lives in an apartment in San Francisco.  She writes a lot about outerspace but has never been there.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Photos from Featherless #10

Diana Arterian reads from "The Catskill Eagle"

Stephen van Dyck reads "He."

Lisa Teasley reads from Heat Signature

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the first Featherless event at our new location, Stories Books in Echo Park.  Our next event will be Friday, November 11th at 8pm. Hope to see you then!