>Vermin on the Mount

>The first Vermin on the Mount reading of 2008 (hosted by Jim Ruland, guest editor of issue 19) is right around the corner with an eclectic line-up of writers from near and far on Sunday January 13 at 8pm:

JAMI ATTENBERG (The Off-Season, issue 19), author of Instant Love, returns for her second Vermin appearance to celebrate the release of The Kept Man, a novel about “art, love, death, sex, drugs, comas, donuts, Mount St. Helen’s, cab drivers, Christinas, punk rock, holding on, and letting go.”

VERONICA GONZALEZ’S debut novel, twin time: or, how death befell me, is a modern-day fairy tale that ranges from Los Angeles to Mexico City. Gonzalez has recently appeared at the UCLA/Hammer Museum and on KCRW’s Bookworm.

DOUG CORDELL is a playwright and a regular contributor to National Public Radio’s “Marketplace” program. He is also a recent transplant to Los Angeles from New York where he was involved in a number of radio and performance venues.

SAM QUINONES is a freelance journalist and California native who has been writing about both sides of the border for a decade. He is the author of two collection of nonfiction stories: True Tales of Another Mexico and Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream.

Plus, when you come celebrate the 20th Vermin on the Mount, you could win a signed print by acclaimed artist Jorge Prado, one of the owners of the Mountain!

Get your lit. Support the arts. Win a print. At The Mountain, 475 Gin Ling Way, Chinatown, L.A.

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