Lynne Thompson & Fernando D. Castro reading at the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library!
Winner of the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize in 2016 and of a Master Artist Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles for 2015-16, poet LYNNE THOMPSON is the author of three chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry: Start With a Small Guitar and Beg No Pardon, winner of the Perugia Press Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges New Writers Award. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Ecotone, Prairie Schooner, African American Review, Crab Creek Review, and, Poetry, as well as the anthology Nasty Women Poets, An Anthology of Subversive Verse. Thompson is Reviews and Essays Editor of the literary journal, Spillway.
FERNANDO D. CASTRO’s publications include Fernando’s Café, from Inevitable Press, 1998; The Nightlife of Saints, 2007; Redeemable Air Mileage, 2011, from TA’YER Books; and contributions to more than a dozen anthologies. Castro is also responsible for 25 anthologies of creative writing by youth and adults. For more than a decade, he has been an artist-in-residence in programs sponsored by such agencies as the California Arts Council, the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division. He is the winner of a City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs COLA 2010 fellowship in Literature. He is a co-founder of TA’YER Multicultural Performance Collective, a non-profit organization that works with youth-at-risk, recent immigrants and the LGBT community.
There is also an open reading. Bring your work and bring your love for an eclectic and exciting afternoon!