5.06.2009

May 6, 7:00 p.m.
Reading at the Center for the Arts
Brendan Constantine, Terry Wolverton, Ching-In Chen, and Eloise Klein Healy read at the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock.

Brendan Constantine was born in Los Angeles and grew up there, the second child of two working actors. His work has appeared in numerous journals, most notably Ploughshares, the Los Angeles Review, Artlife, and the LA Times bestseller The Underground Guide to Los Angeles. Constantine is currently poet in residence at both the Windward School in West Los Angeles and the Idyllwild Arts Summer Youth Writing program. His first poetry collection, Letters To Guns, was published in February by Red Hen Press.

Terry Wolverton is author of six books including Embers (Red Hen Press, 2003), Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman's Building (City Lights Publishers, 2002), and Mystery Bruise (Red Hen Press, 1999). She has edited fourteen anthologies, including Mischief, Caprice, and Other Poetic Strategies (Red Hen Press, 2002). She is the founder of Writers At Work, a creative writing center in Los Angeles, where she teaches fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

Ching-In Chen’s past occupations include karaoke singer, flautist, 1st grade literacy teacher, community organizer, construction job counselor, and a severely lost person in the Rocky Mountains. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Water~Stone Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, OCHO and Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves. A Kundiman Fellow, Ching-In is currently an MFA candidate at UC Riverside. The Heart’s Traffic is her first book.

Eloise Klein Healy is the author of six books of poetry, most recently, The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho (Red Hen Press, 2007). Healy has been awarded artist residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Dorland Mountain Colony. She directed the Women’s Studies Program at CSU Northridge and was founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Her imprint with Red Hen Press, Arktoi Books, specializes in publishing the work of lesbian authors.

Reading at the Center for the Arts
2225 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Tel: (323) 226-1617
Free Admission

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