Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Hearts of Palm Reading Palace: Cathy Linh Che, Melissa R. Sipin, & Harmony Holiday
Dear Friends, Friends of Some Friends, Friends of No Ones Friends,
Please join us to ring in the forever New Year for the fourth Hearts Of Palm Reading Palace event with:
Cathy Linh Che
Melissa R. Sipin
Like always, there will be a plethora of things to chomp like fruits, hopia, hearts of palm, and some kind of cake. This evening will be bomb from all kinds of angles. We hope to see you there!
Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road
Chinatown, Los Angeles
Saturday January 16, 2016
Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James Books), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Having lived in Brooklyn on and off since 2007, she's happy to be returning to Los Angeles, city of her birth.
Nicknamed "small but terrible" by her lola, Melissa R. Sipin was born and raised in Carson, CA. She won Glimmer Train's Fiction Open and the Washington Square Review's Flash Fiction Prize, and co-edited Kuwento: Lost Things (Carayan Press 2014). Her work is in Guernica, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and PEN American Center, among others. As the Poets & Writers McCrindle Fellow in Los Angeles, she is hard at work on a short story collection and novel.
HARMONY HOLIDAY is a poet, dancer, and archivist, mythscientist and the author of Negro League Baseball (Fence, 2011), Go Find Your Father / A Famous Blues (Ricochet, 2014), and Hollywood Forever (forthcoming from Fence, fall 2015). She was the winner of a 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and she curates the Afrosonics archive, a collection of rare and out-of print LPs and soundbites featuring poetry and poetics from throughout the African Diaspora, both analog at Columbia University's music library and digitally as a Tumblr. Her record label, Mythscience Records, devoted to making titles from the archive available to the public by way of reissues in both vinyl and digital formats, is forthcoming, starting with the reissue of Amiri Baraka's Black Spirits: New Voices in African American Literature LP.