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Red Hen Press Readings: Ron Carlson, Tara Ison, and Rachel Resnick, with Eloise Klein Healy
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, United States
5:15-6:15pm Docents available to discuss the site
Join Red Hen Press in its fourth year of poetry and prose at the Beach House! Celebrated authors Ron Carlson, Tara Ison and Rachel Resnick expertly reveal both the subtle and outrageous in relationships – Carlson is known for his intimate, quiet portrayals of male friendships (Five Skies) and collapsing marriages (The Signal), and both Ison and Resnick have written extensively on the subject of love gone wrong, in fiction (Ison’s The List) and memoir (Resnick’s Love Junkie). Readers will be introduced by Eloise Klein Healy, director of the Arktoi Books imprint of the Red Hen Press.
Ron Carlson is the author of eight books of fiction, most recently The Signal (Penguin, 2009). His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harper’s, The New Yorker, and other journals, as well as The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Series, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, and other anthologies. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and a National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Award. His book on writing, Ron Carlson Writes a Story, is taught widely. He is director of the Graduate Program in Fiction at the University of California, Irvine. His new poetry collection, Room Service, was released by Red Hen Press in March.
Tara Ison’s short fiction, essays, poetry, and book reviews have appeared in Tin House, The Kenyon Review, Publishers Weekly, The Week magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, and numerous anthologies. Her first novel, A Child out of Alcatraz (Faber & Faber, Inc., 1997), was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Awards. She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a 2008 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship and a 2008 COLA Individual Artist Grant, a Pushcart Prize nomination, and a Brandeis National Women’s Committee Award. She is also the co-writer of the movie Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead. Her second novel, The List (Scribner), was published in 2007. She received her MFA in Fiction & Literature from Bennington College. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Fiction at Arizona State University.
Rachel Resnick, Literary Alchemist, “Transforming Your Deeper Truth Into Story,” is the author of Love Junkie (Bloomsbury, 2008), a bestselling and critically acclaimed memoir, and Go West Young F*cked-Up Chick (St. Martin’s, 1999), a bestselling novel. Her essays, articles and fiction have appeared in nearly a dozen anthologies, most recently MenUndressed: Women Writers on the Male Sexual Experience, What Was I Thinking?, 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories, and many more magazines, newspapers and literary journals. She has taught in and lectured at major writing programs, among them UCLA Extension Writers Program, USC Professional Writing Program, Loyola Marymount, mediabistro.com, Cal Arts, Stanford, LACC, Chapman, Whittier, Emerson, Antioch, UC Riverside/Palm Desert. Resnick is also a seasoned public speaker and moderator who’s spoken everywhere from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to Yale University symposiums to a UN-affiliated event. Slake nominated her for a 2011 James Beard Award and the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing award. She privately mentors a select few each year, and runs Writers On Fire writing retreats and workshops in Hawaii, France, Spain, Italy, Uruguay, Desert Hot Springs, and Los Angeles. She lives in Topanga Canyon. Find out more and join her list at www.writersonfire.com.
Moderator: Eloise Klein Healy is the author of six books of poetry, most recently, The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho (Red Hen Press, 2007). She has been awarded artist residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Dorland Mountain Colony. She directed the Women’s Studies Program at CSU Northridge. Her imprint with Red Hen Press, Arktoi Books, specializes in publishing the work of lesbian authors. She is currently at work on a new book, to be released by Red Hen in 2013.
About Red Hen Press
Now a national presence in independent publishing, Red Hen Press was founded in 1994 by Mark E. Cull and Kate Gale. As a nonprofit literary press that publishes twenty works of poetry, literary fiction, and autobiography each year, they are dedicated to supporting quality writing that is being ignored or overlooked by large or commercial publishers. The Press also donates books to schools, libraries and other institutions, and presents seven reading series in New York and Los Angeles showcasing current and backlist authors. The Red Hen Press is a place for writers’ work to be published and celebrated; a literary family for a diversity of voices that articulate the variety of human experience.
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Directions: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway, a half mile north of the California Incline and a half mile south of Chautauqua Blvd. Plenty of public parking is available - enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. The facility is easily accessible by foot or bike from the beach bike path, although the Beach closes at sunset. There is ample bike parking at racks throughout the site - remember to bring your own lock.
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