October 9, 2008

Calling all L.A. literary lovers…October 19 @ The Good Luck Bar

I am proud to announce the fourth anniversary:

Rhapsodmancy: A Reading Series in Los Angeles

Rhapsodomancy is the brain child of my childhood friend, Wendy C. Ortiz and Andrea Quaid.  The success and longevity of this independent reading series is a true inspiration in the midst of mass-manufactured culture.  The vibe is cool and the writers are fresh.

October 19, 2008 @ L.A.’s Good Luck Bar.

Doors open at 7PM: Reading begins at 7:30 PM.  Cash bar (21 and over only).  $3 suggested donation at the door. RSVP appreciated at rhapsodomancyla@yahoo.com


Eloise Klein Healey is the author of six books and three spoken word readings. She was the founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angele where she is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita. Healey directed the Women’s Studies Program at California State University, Northridge and taught in the Feminist Studio Workshop at The Woman’s Building in Los Angeles. She is resident poet at the Idyllwild Summer Poetry Festival, the co-founder of ECO-ARTS, an eco-tourism/arts venture, and founding editor of ARKTOI BOOKS, an imprint of Red Hen Press. Her latest collection of poems is The Island Project: Poems for Sappho.

Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of Interpretive Work (ARKTOI/ Red Hen Press, 2008) and editor of Broadsided. Poems have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, several anthologies and are forthcoming in Orion and The Believer. Currently a Stegner fellow at Stanford University, when she not writing, she works as a naturalist.

Michelle Bitting grew up in Los Angeles, California.  She was educated at U.C. Berkeley and in 2009, will graduate with an MFA from Pacific University, Oregon. Her oems have appeared in numerous journals, including Prairie Schooner, Narrative, Poetry Daily, Crab Orchard Review, Passages North, Many Mountains Moving, and Rattle. Thomas Lux chose her full-length manuscript, Good Friday Kiss, as the winner of C & R Press’s DeNovo First Book Award. Formerly a dancer and a chef, Michelle devotes her time to doing outreach work in Los Angeles where she lives with her husband, the actor, Phil Abrams, and their two children, Elijah and Vera Rose.

Wendy C. Ortiz is literary curator of Rhaspodomancy. Recent publications include Blood Orange Review, Two Hawks Quarterly, Palabra: A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art, Cranky and Eclipse.  She was awarded a writing residency from Hedgebrook in 2007. Wendy is currently a graduate student of psychology.

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