"Tongue & Groove"
A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music produced by Conrad Romo.
This month featuring the following: Kevin Moffett Permanent Visitors, Josh Cereghino NY/LA Moth Grand Slam Champ, Karen Moulding The Untrainable Heart, Jacob La Civita Timely Persuasion, Justin Klippel, and musical guest Amy Raasch
Sunday Jan 11th
The Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca 90028
Kevin Moffett is the author of a collection of stories, Permanent Visitors. His fiction has appeared in McSweeney's, Tin House, the Chicago Tribune, The Pushcart Prize anthology, New Stories From the South, and The Best American Short Stories. He teaches at Cal State San Bernardino.
Karen Moulding's fiction has been published on-line at nerve and sliptongue and also at Fawlt Magazine among others. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia, and law degree from Columbia, and she is a part-time a go-go dancer. Her first novel is The Untrainable Heart
Jacob LaCivita Timely Persuasion is his first novel. Unpublished works include four screenplays, two episodic television scripts, and two adapted teleplays. He has also ghostwritten a number of professional letters, public speeches, and television monologues for friends and family.
Josh Matthew Cereghino is an L.A. native. At U.C. Berkley he studied Rhetroic. (yes, Rhetoric). He has lived in Argentina and Korea and held a variety of jobs, including travel writer, English teacher, museum phtographer, Antarctic excursion vessel cook and Zamboni driver at the Conejo Valley Ice Rink. He is the current reigning NY and LA Moth Slam champ.
Justin Klippel is a native Angelino. He is working on his first collection of poems. He is in the process of becoming a history teacher. Justin loves, 1950's pinup girls, death metal, and Lynch.
AMY RAASCH surprised herself by spontaneously writing her first song -- which ended up on a film soundtrack. Her debut album, "Love or Inertia," made several "Best of Year" lists. Her project "52 Songs in 52 Weeks," awaits your comments at www.youtube.com/amyraasch. Sign up to have a hand in shaping the new album at
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