USC’s Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the third installment of The Loudest Voice, a new series that pairs established authors with emerging L.A. writers. Please join us for an evening of poetry, fiction, and jazz music. There is no cover and street parking is available on Broadway, Hill and College Streets. We hope to see you there!
The following writers will present their work:
Rick Lupert has been involved in the Los Angeles poetry community since 1990. He served for two years as a co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets, a twenty-three year old non-profit organization which produces a regular reading series and publications out of the San Fernando Valley. His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals, including The Los Angeles Times, Chiron Review, Zuzu's Petals, Caffeine Magazine, Blue Satellite, Stirring, PoeticyDiversity and others. He is the author of nine other books: Paris: It's The Cheese, I Am My Own Orange County, Mowing Fargo, I'm a Jew. Are You?, Stolen Mummies (Ain't Got No Press), Lizard King of the Laundromat, Brendan Constantine is My Kind of Town (Inevitable Press), Feeding Holy Cats and Up Liberty's Skirt (Cassowary Press). He was recently honored by the City of Los Angeles for his contributions to the Los Angeles Poetry Community. He has hosted the long running Cobalt Café reading series in Canoga Park since 1994 and is regularly featured at venues throughout Southern California.
Siel Ju is a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California; her poems have been published in Poethia, Gargoyle, The 2River View, Ladyfest Anthology, MARY, and So to Speak.
Stephan Clark’s fiction has been published by or is forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, Ninth Letter, Fourteen Hills, and The Portland Review, among other publications. He has an essay in the current issue of Swink that is based on his experiences in Ukraine, where he recently spent a year on a Fulbright Fellowship. A former broadcast and print reporter, Stephan lives in Los Angeles with his wife.
Official Website: http://theloudestblog.blogspot.com/
Added by mythgurl on March 11, 2007