Category Archives: life in L.A.

Publishing opportunity: Rattle (poetry)

Also from socallitlist, an opportunity from the poetry magazine Rattle for Angelenos (that’s my preferred spelling, no disrespect to Rattle’s): Our Summer 2016 issue will be dedicated to Angelinos. The poems may be any subject or length, but must written by poets who … Continue reading

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Publishing opportunity: The Santa Ana Review (short fiction)

From socallitlist: The Santa Ana River Review, the literary journal of the University of California, Riverside’s MFA program, is now accepting submissions for the spring 2016 fiction contest “Writing Southern California.” We are looking for short stories from Southern Californian … Continue reading

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Automatic Slurpee

Like the people on the TV show Parks and Recreation–or so I gather–we sometimes stumble across odd phrases we think would make good band names.  Two that came up recently: the Poison Lollipops and Automatic Slurpee.  (The former from a bowl … Continue reading

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Fuse

So it really was a broken air conditioner, or rather a blown fuse in the air conditioner.  It’s fixed now.  We survived. We spent one night at my mother’s because our house, after being closed up all day while we were … Continue reading

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Dramaticules, by Brighde Mullins

My friend and former boss, playwright and poet Brighde Mullins, has a new blog about literature, plays, Los Angeles, and who knows what else.  Anything she writes about will be interesting. Here’s a recent post by Brighde on endings, “How … Continue reading

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Reading: “Wrath and Patience”

“Wrath and Patience” is the title of tonight’s USC Master of Professional Writing Program reading at The Last Bookstore at 7:30 PM. I’m reading with MPW students Susannah Luthi, Sarah Dzida, Susan Kacvinsky, Josh Feldman, and Russell Nakamura. The Last Bookstore is at … Continue reading

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Virtual Car Wash for Homeboy Industries

Terribly hot in L.A. this week, fires, haze, high pressure system; the moon looks fuzzy tonight because there is so much particulate matter in the air.  And Homeboy Industries, the now-venerable job training and services program for former gang members … Continue reading

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Your Bright Future/Late Night Korea

The Master of Professional Writing Program at USC is participating in one of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Late Night Art events, this one on Saturday, September 12, in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists … Continue reading

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A game you can play

Returning to L.A. from Utah on Saturday, I took a JetBlue flight from Las Vegas to Burbank.  I’d finished everything I’d brought to read and entertained myself by watching other passengers board and file past my seat.  I invented the following game, … Continue reading

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Blog revival

Little blog lapse there.  I have been busy with lots of things–teaching, working on the Napa conference, and running the household single-handedly, now that Matt has decamped to the Utah Shakespeare Festival for four months.  (Curiously, he’s not in any … Continue reading

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