From Yin to Bang! | Women's Voices Now

Wednesday, October 25, 2017. 9:00 PM at District Pub, 5249 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601, in the NoHo Arts District.


Join this motley crew at the L.A. Lit Crawl for a salon-style reading of poetry and prose from and about their experience as women in the greater Los Angeles area. From funny and wacky to serious, alluring, and political, these authors take you to Venus and back. Time travel, kiss unemployment on the mouth, and frolic with billy goats: it's write or die, ludicrous and familiar all at once. At the same time, get to know about your local non-profit Women's Voices Now. Since 2011, Women’s Voices Now has been advocating for women’s civil, economic, political, and gender rights and creating platforms to connect conscientious art and media creators, activists, and audiences.

The Lit Crawl was created by San Francisco’s Litquake literary festival back in 2004, and the idea was simple: let’s transform an ordinary bar crawl into a mob scene of literary mayhem. 

Reader Bios:

Ariel Fintushel is an L.A. poet. She runs creative writing workshops wherever she's welcome. Her audio and illustrated poems can be found in Everyday Genius, The Ekphrastic Review, and Lunar Poetry. Her work has also been recently published by The Huffington Post and The A3 Review. Read more here:

Rose Tully is a writer and illustrator living in Los Angeles. Her writing can be found in SF Weekly, Chicago Reader, and a few good literary anthologies. Find her illustrations at

Diana Salier is a musician and person who writes. She wrote Letters From Robots and the chapbook Wikipedia Says It Will Pass. Her work has appeared in Kill Author, Everyday Genius, Metazen, Spork and other places. She plays guitar for Moon Gloom but has not been to the moon.

Friday Gretchen is the editor for Old Hat Press, assistant editor for Askew Poetry Journal and Edible Ojai & Ventura County magazine. She has hosted Ventura’s Annual Erotic Poetry event for over two decades; the poetry series, “Friday on Saturday” for many years and often hosts the longstanding “Thursday Night Poets” series at the E.P. Foster Library and the “Arcade Series” occasionally, at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard. She is president of the Ventura County Arts Council and serves on the board of directors for the Artists Union Gallery, Bell Arts Factory and the Ventura County Poet Laureate Committee. She has lived in Ventura, California, actively championing the literary and visual arts for over twenty-five years.

Emily R. Clark is a published writer for poetry, news and feature articles and the author of a new poetry collection, Art Triumphant. Her poems have appeared in The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, A! Magazine for the Arts, Askew Poetry Journal, Ventura’s 40 Around 40ish, Sketches of Home and will soon appear in Lavender Review. Her articles have appeared in The Acorn Newspapers of Camarillo and Simi Valley and The VCReporter. She’s worked as a writer on several commercial film projects such as: Voodoo Kitchen “This is the Frequency”, Inside the Grace, Missing Lunch, PinkCity, Superstitious Man, The Hunt, and Red Bull Gives Wings. Emily teaches poetry workshops in Southern California to elementary, middle, and high school students through California Poets in the Schools and published a collection of her student’s poetry called Tasty Little Samples in 2016.

Jen Hitchcock is a writer and music journalist whose work has been published in the LA Weekly, LA Art News, Mix Magazine, Tattoo Savage, Razorcake, Metal Hammer and a slew of fanzines and magazines too long-out-of-print to mention. She also wrote the script for a comedic webseries called Ninety-Something and self-published a music and humor ‘zine called ZYZXX way back in the 1990's. She lives in Los Angeles where she owns and operates an indie bookstore called Book Show.

Heidi's Basch-Harod is the executive director of Women's Voices Now. In 2007 at the Palestine-Israel Journal, in East Jerusalem, she launched the Journal's first online blog. Author of print and online articles and op-eds examining women in the Middle East and North Africa (especially Kurdish women of Turkey and Syria), and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, she created and is co-editor of The WVoice; and is a junior researcher at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University. This is her first public poetry reading.

October 25, 2017 at 9pm - October 26, 2017
District Pub
5249 Lankershim Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91601
United States
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