It’s an even bet whether the weather will treat us to a downpour or a Saharan dry spell, but whether the weather is cold, or whether the weather is hot, let’s get together–whatever the weather–to hear fiction of monsters and rot!
Join us once again as we present six amazing authors, reading live from their own works of science fiction, fantasy, horror, noir, and beyond! Shades & Shadows Reading Series is proud as hell to announce our 15th lineup, featuring some of the greatest talents the L.A. literary scene has to offer. We are pleased to bring you:
Ben Loory is the author of the collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day, and a picture book for children, The Baseball Player and the Walrus. His fables and tales have appeared in The New Yorker, Fairy Tale Review, Tin House, and Weekly Reader’s READ Magazine, and been heard on This American Life and Selected Shorts. He lives in Los Angeles and is an instructor for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. www.benloory.com
Steph Cha is the author of “Follow Her Home,” “Beware Beware,” and “Dead Soon Enough,” all published by St.Martin’s Minotaur. She’s the noir editor for the L.A. Review of Books and a regular contributor to the L.A. Times. She lives in her native city of Los Angeles with her husband and basset hound.
Jim Ruland is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the author of the novel Forest of Fortune, the short story collection Big Lonesome and co-author with Scott Campbell, Jr. of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch of Giving the Finger. He is currently collaborating with Keith Morris on his memoir My Damage about his life with Black Flag, Circle Jerks and OFF! which will be published by Da Capo later this year. Jim lives in Southern California where he runs the reading series Vermin on the Mount, now in its twelfth year.
Amelia Gray is the author of four books: AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, THREATS, and Gutshot. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She lives in Los Angeles.
Carlos Allende is the author of Love, or the Witches of Windward Circle, a horror farce set in Venice, California, throughout the first half of the 20th Century. He was born in Mexico City in 1974, but can pull off 1985 under the proper light. He has three elder sisters, none of whom practices magic. Since he was a kid, he knew he liked boys and that he wanted to be a writer. However, he was too much of a coward to study writing: his BA is in Economics and he has a Master’s in Global Management. He makes a living taking care of the finances for a vacation rental company in Venice, and is currently enrolled in a Master in Media Psychology. He lives in Santa Monica with his husband. Currently, he’s working on Coffe, Shopping, Murder, Love, an epistolary novel about coffee, shopping, incidental murder, and love.
Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All the Birds in the Sky, the L.A. Times-bestselling novel about a mad scientist and a witch who
grow up together and maybe find love. Her story “Six Months, Three Days” won a 2012 Hugo Award. She edits the science fiction blog
io9.com and organizes the popular Writers With Drinks reading series.
Hosted by Lauren Candia and Xach Fromson
Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Show at 8:00 p.m.
Bob Baker Marionette Theater!
1345 W. 1st St.
Los Angeles, California 90026
Books will be sold on site, courtesy of Skylight Books!
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