We have some amazing readers lined up for tomorrow's Grand Opening. Come prepared by reading a little bit about and by some of them before they go live at 6:30.
Ramona Ausubel grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the author of the novel No One is Here Except All of Us, published by Riverhead Books in 2012, with the collection of short stories A Guide to Being Born to follow. She holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine where she won the Glenn Schaeffer Award in Fiction and served as editor of Faultline Journal of Art & Literature. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, One Story, the Green Mountains Review, pax americana, The Orange Coast Review, Slice and collected in The Best American Fantasy and online in The Paris Review. Her work was included in a list of “100 Other Distinguished Stories of 2008″ in the Best American Short Stories and thrice as a “Notable” story in the Best American Non-Required Reading. She was a finalist for the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Santa Barbara.
Read her at http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2011/12/28/the-animal-mummies-wish-to-thank-the-following or the links above.
Saehee Cho holds an MFA in Writing from The California Institute of The Arts. Her work has been featured in Sidebrow, decomP, BAP, PANK, Ex Nihilo, and is forthcoming in Eleven Eleven. She lives in Los Angeles.
Read her at http://sidebrow.com/posts/176-saehee-cho-5209?sqid=7.
Adam Cushman’s stories have appeared in over two dozen literary journals including The St. Petersburg Review, The Mississippi Review, and Carve Magazine. He is currently at work on a novel and has two screenplays in development. He holds an MFA from Columbia University and is Co-President of Red 14 Films, a cinematic book trailer company. He also teaches fiction writing at UCLA Extension.
Read him at http://www.bloodymouthclub.com/felonies-60.html.
Whitney Pastorek is a writer, photographer, and international star of stage and screen whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Details, the Village Voice, and Fast Company, among many others. She was a writer on staff at Entertainment Weekly for six years, the editor of a literary magazine called Pindeldyboz for over a decade, and recently completed a 16-month immersive anthropological field study of the country music industry. She currently works from home. You can follow her on Twitter @whittlz, but don't visit whittlz.com: it's pretty much a wasteland right now.
Read her at http://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/2012/ceelo-green.
Jennifer Styperk’s poetry has been published in Denver Quarterly, The Texas Observer, Open City, and The Battered Suitcase. Online publications include Gabriella?, I love your shoes, Relationships, and Branches. A graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, Jennifer received the James A. Michener Grant for writers and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Her art book is housed in the permanent collection at the California Institute of the Arts Library, and she is the founder of Poetry Salon, a network of published poets dedicated to helping you express yourself poetically.
You can read her at http://www.listenlight.net/20/jennifer-styperk or the other links above.
Mathew Timmons' books include Joyful Noise for three or more voices (Jaded Ibis 2012), The New Poetics (Les Figues 2010), & CREDIT (Blanc Press 2009). His visual and performance work has been shown at Weekend Gallery, Human Resources Gallery, Public Fiction, François Ghebaly Gallery, LACE, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, California College of Art, ArtSpeak Vancouver, LACMA, and the UCLA Hammer Museum. Mathew works as the Los Angeles editor of Joyland, and as the editor & publisher of Insert Blanc Press. Recent work may be found in Aufgabe, calmaplombprombombbalm.com, The Library of Sacred Technologies, Molossus, L.A. Record, and on Art21.
Listen to him read at http://blancpress.com/MTimmons_Unnameable-Books_050312.mp3 and http://blancpress.com/030212MTimmonsPRB.mp3.
Kate Wolf is a writer in Los Angeles where she's an editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books and of a newspaper, Night Papers.
Read her at http://www.eastofborneo.org/articles/humanness-always-comes-first.