Join Slake No. 2 contributors for a Valentine’s Day Eve reading at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Apropos of the holiday and the closing of the Huntington Library’s exhibition Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge, Slake has organized a reading that touches on the strange-but-familiar bedfellows of “Love and Bukowski.”
The night will be sweetened by complimentary pastries from Europane Bakery + Cafe.
Here’s the lineup:
• Pasadena resident and Slake editor Laurie Ochoa, on Bukowski’s legacy
• Novelist Geoff Nicholson, on discovering Bukowski
• Lawrence Wilson, the Pasadena Star-News’s public editor, on surfing San Simeon
• Novelist Victoria Patterson, on broken families
• Performer Lauren Weedman, on true love
• Journalist Sam Slovick, on young love
• Cult-movie queen Mary Woronov, on many loves
Slake: Los Angeles, the quarterly reader cofounded by former L.A. Weekly editors Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa, is devoted to the endangered art of deeply reported narrative journalism and the kind of polished essay, memoir, fiction, poetry, and profile writing that is disappearing in a world of instant takes and unfiltered opinion. Slake marks a return to storytelling.
February 13, 2011, 6:30 pm
Vroman’s Bookstore: 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena