MLA Off-Site Reading
Los Angeles Saturday, Jan 8, 2011
7pm doors / reading 7:30pm
801 East 4th Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
The traditional MLA off-site marathon reading--over sixty poets from across the country, reading for 3 minutes each--brought to you by Brian Kim Stefans, Andrew Maxwell, Mathew Timmons, Joseph Mosconi and Ara Shirinyan.
Who said conference poetry wasn't sexy? You say MLA. We say MLAwesome.
Zero-sum speed-sport pachinko-style poetasty. Everything poetry is not supposed to be––for four hours!
This is the shadow convention. Screw the well-lit spaces. Guidebook for conventioneers ahead.
Doors open at 7:00, the reading will start at 7:30.
Poets will read for 3 minutes (or less); we place violators on the subway to the sea, MTA-guaranteed, by which we mean they shall never arrive. We have to be out of the venue by midnight, so windbags will be haters. If it sounds like a puptent happening, get this: it is a proper theater, so at least there are no chairs to fold!
There is a parking lot, and during the event there will be an inexpensive cash bar, but we have no other details on the space. It looks really great in the photos.
Did we mention there's a grand piano?
More complete information, including directions, restaurants and bars in the neighborhood, can be found at Brian Kim Stefan's blog, Free Space Comix. http://www.arras.net/fscIII/?p=1616
The Cast of Players
in the order they will appear...
7:30 - 7:45
7:45 - 8:00
8:00 - 8:15
8:15 - 8:30
8:30 - 8:45
Cathy Park Hong
8:45 - 9:00
Anna Joy Springer
9:00 - 9:15
9:15 - 9:30
9:30 - 9:45
9:45 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:15
K. Lorraine Graham
10:15 - 10:30
Brian Kim Stefans
10:45 - 11:00