I'd love to be considered for this;had a great moment gallery sitting, where TWO Rhapsodomancy authors converged at LAAGAFBLA08 around my piece at the same time!!!!!

Rhapsodomancy announces the writers reading on Sunday, August 10, 2008


Sunday, August 10, 2008
Doors open at 7:00 - Reading begins at 7:30pm
The Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, 90027 (east Hollywood/Silver Lake: corner of Hollywood & Hillhurst)
21 and over only.
RSVP at rhapsodomancyla@yahoo.com (RSVP not required, but appreciated)
$3 suggested donation at door.
There will be a cash bar.

Michele Matheson is the author of Saving Angelfish. She is currently working on a second novel and plays in a band called The Black Tales. Michele lives in Echo Park with Noodles and Harold, her two cats, and hopes to adopt a stray dog one of these days to join her on walks.

Kristi Maxwell currently lives and writes in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the author of Realm Sixty-four (Ahsahta Press, 2008), Elsewhere & Wise (Dancing Girl Press, 2008), and Hush Sessions (Saturnalia Books, forthcoming in 2009).

Alistair McCartney is the author of The End of the World Book: a Novel (University of Wisconsin Press, April, 08). The End of the World Book is both a novel and an encyclopedia (A to Z) of memories, obsessions and philosophical fixations, working in and building upon the same metafictional terrain as Roberto Bolano and W.G. Sebald. Praising this novel, Dennis Cooper, author of Frisk, wrote, “If I’ve read a more deeply impressive, beautiful, sweeping, mindful, and innovative first novel than Alistair McCartney’s The End of the World Book, I have no memory of it. McCartney is a writer of peerless, brilliant originality and pure, giant talent.” Publishers Weekly described it as ". . . a surreal and self-referential encyclopedia for the 21st century... fans of alternative literature and Borges may discover a kindred spirit." And The Los Angeles Times characterized it as "...a giddy literary jape...'The End of the World Book' ...is an interrogation of
literature -- how we think about writing, what we choose to write about and why." The book was recently chosen to be featured on Critical Mass, the blog for the National Book Critics circle. McCartney is currently at work on his next novel The Death Book: A Comedy, which is the 2nd book in a trilogy. Other writings of his have appeared in Fence, Bloom, James White Review, and numerous literary journals, as well as in a number of fiction and creative nonfiction anthologies, including Wonderlands (University of Wisconsin Press) and Between Men (Carroll and Graf.) Originally from Australia, since 1997 he has been based in Los Angeles, where he lives with his partner Tim Miller. McCartney teaches creative writing and literature at Antioch University LA, in the MFA Creative Writing and BA programs.

Jillian Weise wrote The Amputee's Guide to Sex (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Translating the Body (All Nations Press, 2006). Her work appears in A Public Space, The Atlantic Monthly, Tin House and others. Plays have been staged at the Provincetown Theater and the New York Fringe Festival. She now teaches at Clemson. In the winter, she will travel to Patagonia on a creative writing Fulbright.



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