Nov. 7: Paperback L.A. Extravaganza in Echo Park

Nov.7 Stories reading


Here we come, Echo Park! Paperback L.A. contributors Victoria Daily, Jim Gavin, Lou Mathews, Rosanne Welch and editor Susan LaTempa read from Paperback L.A., A Casual Anthology, Books 1, 2 and 3. 

  • Thursday, November 7, 8 PM to 9:30 PM
    Stories BooksandCafe
    1716 W. Sunset Blvd.
    Los Angeles (Echo Park) CA 90026
  • street and lot parking
  • food, beer and wine available from on-site cafe

ABOUT THE READERS (in order pictured above, left to right):

VICTORIA DAILEY is a writer, curator, antiquarian bookseller, and lecturer. The co-author of L.A’.s Early Moderns: Art, Architecture, Photography and a contributor to Songs in the Key of Los Angeles: Sheet Music from the Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library, Dailey contributes humor and essays to The New Yorker and L.A. Review of Books. Her recent exhibitions include Tea & Morphine: Women in Paris 1880–1914 (Hammer Museum, 2014) and Piety & Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles (William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2015). She has also published such books as the 1996 limited edition of Wasp, a one-act play by Steve Martin, illustrated by Martin Mull.

JIM GAVIN is the author of Middle Men: Stories, published in 2013. It is his debut short story collection. He was born in Long Beach, grew up in Orange, and attended Loyola Marymount in L.A. He worked after graduation at the Orange County Register. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Zoetrope, Esquire, Slice, The Mississippi Review, and ZYZZYVA. He is creator and an executive producer of the AMC  series Lodge 49. (Photo by Fred Shroeder.)

LOU MATHEWS is an L.A.-based novelist, short-story writer, and playwright, as well as a former journalist, magazine editor, and mechanic. He was also a restaurant reviewer for seven years and forty-three pounds. Mathews has received Pushcart prizes, a Katherine Anne Porter Prize, and National Endowment for the Arts and California Arts Commission fellowships in fiction. His stories have been published in Black Clock, Tin House, New England Review, forty-plus other literary magazines, ten fiction anthologies, and several textbooks. His first novel, L.A. Breakdown, was an L.A. Times “Best Book.” He has taught in the UCLA Writers’ Program since 1989 and was the recipient of a 2018 UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor Award. Mathews began writing L.A. Breakdown as an undergraduate at UC Santa Cruz. After graduation, he worked as a mechanic until he was nearly forty. The novel was published when he was fifty-three.

ROSANNE WELCH, PHD, is the editor of When Women Wrote Hollywood: Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry (2018), the author of Why the Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture (2016), and the co-editor of Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia (2016), among others. She has written for television (Touched by an Angel, Picket Fences) and teaches the History of Screenwriting and One-Hour Drama for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting. Welch serves as Book Reviews editor for the Journal of Screenwriting and is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Written By, the magazine of the Writers Guild of America, West.

One thought on “Nov. 7: Paperback L.A. Extravaganza in Echo Park

  1. Susan,
    In countless conversations of various context and content I mention your “Women’s Room” dedication; “Nothing begins without a conversation.” It has stuck with me meaningfully all these years. Thank you. Ken Newman


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