It began in September of 2013. It grew in 2014. And in 2015, it will hit The Terrible Twos.
Shades & Shadows is insanely proud to invite and welcome you to our two-year anniversary show! We’ve grown so much and come so far since that first show, and none of it would have been possible without the love, support, and help from our audience. The only way we could think of to say thank you was to arrange for a lineup worthy of you all. And what a lineup it is!
Plus, just like last year, we’ll have cake! You can’t have a celebration without cake!
Featuring readings by:
AIMEE BENDER is the author of five books, including the bestseller The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, and Ny Times notable book The Color Master. Her fiction has been published in Granta, The Paris Review, Harper’s and more, as well as heard on This American Life. www.flammableskirt.com
MALLORY REAVES is an Eisner-nominated writer from Southern California. She has been writing professionally since 2005, her most recent novel being Eternity’s Wheel (published in May 2015.) She currently lives in Corona with a theater major, another writer, a snake, and several cats. Her hobbies include coffee.
TANANARIVE DUE (pronounced tah-nah-nah-REEVE doo) is the recipient of the American Book Award, NAACP Image Award, and the Carl Brandon Kindred Award. The author of twelve novels and a civil rights memoir, she has been inducted into the Medill School of Journalism’s Hall of Achievement at Northwestern University. A leading voice black speculative fiction, in 2004—alongside such luminaries as Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison—Due received the “New Voice in Literature Award” at the Yari Yari Pamberi conference co-sponsored by New York University’s Institute of African-American Affairs and African Studies Program and the Organization of Women Writers of Africa. A former Cosby Chair in the Humanities at Spelman College, where she taught screenwriting, creative writing, and journalism, she also teaches in the creative writing MFA program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Due has a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University and an M.A. in English literature from the University of Leeds, England, where she specialized in Nigerian literature as a Rotary Foundation Scholar. While working as a columnist in 1992 for the Miami Herald, she he wrote an article that was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning series on Hurricane Andrew. Due and her husband, author Steven Barnes, live in Southern California with their son, Jason.
GLENN BENEST is an award-winning writer/producer with seven produced film credits, including two high profile films by acclaimed filmmaker Wes Craven: “Deadly Blessing” and “A Stranger In Our House.” In addition to novel writing and screenwriting, Glenn hosts popular writing workshops, webinars and does private consultations with writers locally and all over the world. Six films have been launched from these groups, including “Scream” and “Event Horizon.” INK is his first novel, which he co-wrote with Dale Pitman.
MARYTZA RUBIO is a writer from Santa Ana, CA. Her work has appeared in Los Angeles Times, Slice Magazine, and The Rattling Wall. She was a 2008 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, the 2010 Bread Loaf/Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholar in fiction, and a 2012 VONA alum. Her most recent story “Brujeria for Beginners” can be found in the neo-noir anthology Exigencies (Dark House Press). Find out more about her at www.marytzakrubio.com.
WALLY RUDOLPH was born in Canada to Jamaican immigrant parents and raised in Texas, Wally Rudolph smoked marijuana for the first time at the age of fourteen. The joint, rolled from the Book of Revelations of a pocket-sized bible, was the start of a fifteen year affair with illicit drugs that took him back and forth across the American Midwest. His fiction can be found in the literary journals: Lines+Stars, Palooka,The Brooklyner, and Prospect Park Books 2013 fiction anthology, Literary:Pasadena, among others. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including Street Kings, Bang Bang, and most recently, Sons of Anarchy and Hawaii 5-0. His debut novel, Four Corners (Counterpoint/Soft Skull), was published in 2014. His second novel, Mighty, Mighty (Counterpoint/Soft Skull) will be hitting shelves in October 2015. He currently resides with his family in Los Angeles. You can find out more about him at www.wallyrudolph.com, or follow him on Twitter @wallyrudolph
Hosted by Lauren Candia & Xach Fromson
$10 online HERE or at the door (hint: buy online, there may not be tickets left at the door!).
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Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Show at 8:00 p.m.
5774 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
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