Janice Lee
Lidia Yuknavitch
Camille Roy
Elizabeth J. Colen

Sunday, August 14, 2011
Doors open at 7:00pm – Reading begins at 7:30pm
The Good Luck Bar
1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, 90027
(east Hollywood/Silver Lake: corner of Hollywood & Hillhurst)

21 and over only
RSVP at rhapsodomancyla at gmail dot com (RSVP not required, but appreciated)
$3 suggested donation at door. There will be a cash bar.

Rhapsodomancy: A Reading Series in Los Angeles

Lidiayuknavitch lidia yuknavitch is the author of the memoir The Chronology of Water (Hawthorne Books), as well as three books of short fictions and a forthcoming novel based on Freud’s famous bisexual case study titled, Dora: A Head Case.  Her work has appeared in Ms., The Iowa Review, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, Fiction International, Zyzzyva, The Rumpus, Pank, HTML Giant, and elsewhere, as well as in the anthologies The Way We See it, Representing Bisexualities, Wreckage of Reason, Forms of War, and Men Undressed.  She is the editor of chiasmus press and teaches writing, literature, film and women’s studies in Oregon.

Camilleroy Camille Roy is a writer and performer of fiction, poetry, and plays. Her book, Sherwood Forest, a collection of poems and prose, is just out (June 2011) from Futurepoem. She co-edited Biting The Error: Writers Explore Narrative, a book of essays by writers on their own experimental practices (CoachHouse). Her books include Cheap Speech, a play, from Leroy, and Craquer, a fictional autobiography from 2nd Story Books , as well as Swarm (two novellas, Black Star Series). Earlier books include The Rosy Medallions (poetry and prose, from Kelsey St Press) and Cold Heaven (plays, from Leslie Scalapino’s O Books). Her writing has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Book of Practical Pussies (poems with art by Michelle Rollman, from Krupskaya Press with Tender Buttons Press), Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women (Talisman House), and The New Fuck You: Adventures in Lesbian Reading (Semiotexte). She was a founding editor of the online journal Narrativity. Roy has taught creative writing in multiple genres and forms at several institutions, including San Francisco State University, California State University SummerArts, and Naropa.

Janice_lee Janice Lee is a writer, artist, editor, designer, and curator. She is interested in the relationships between metaphors of consciousness and theoretical neuroscience, and experimental narrative. Her work can be found in antennae, sidebrow, Action, Yes, Joyland, Luvina, Everyday Genius, elimae, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), a multidisciplinary exploration of cyborgs, brains, and the stakes of consciousness,  Daughter (Jaded Ibis, May 2011), and a chapbook Red Trees. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from CalArts and currently lives in Los Angeles where she is co-editor of the online journal [out of nothing] and co-founder of the interdisciplinary arts organization Strophe. She can be found online at http://janicel.com.


Colen_sr Elizabeth J. Colen is the author of prose poetry collection Money for Sunsets (Steel Toe Books, 2010), flash fiction collection Dear Mother Monster, Dear Daughter Mistake (Rose Metal Press, 2011), and forthcoming poetry collection Waiting Up for the End of the World: Conspiracies (Jaded Ibis Press, 2012). Poetry editor of Thumbnail Magazine, she lives in the Pacific Northwest and occasionally blogs at elizabethjcolen.blogspot.com.