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November 29, 2018, 7-9pm
VinoVore: 616 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90004
$40 Regular / $32 Members
Women’s Center for Creative Work presents:
Literary Pairings: Katya Apekina and Anne-Marie Kinney, with Dana Johnson
A night of literature and wine, both made by women.
Join Women’s Center for Creative Work for an evening of wine and readings at VinoVore. Katya Apekina will be reading from her new novel THE DEEPER THE WATER THE UGLIER THE FISH and Anne-Marie Kinney from hers, COLDWATER CANYON. The readings will be followed by a brief conversation between the authors and Dana Johnson.
Ticket price includes two glasses of specialty-paired wine from VinoVore’s collection of all women winemakers, with proceeds benefiting Women’s Center for Creative Work’s programming. Both books will be available for purchase from Skylight Books.
Thanks to Sara Finnerty for helping to organize this event!
Please note that this is an off-site event. The location and address are listed in the event details above.
The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish is Katya Apekina’s first novel–NPR, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Harper’s BAZAAR, BuzzFeed, Bustle, The Millions, Publishers Weekly, Lit Hub, and Fast Company all recommend it, and a Kirkus (starred) review called it “A dark and unforgettable first book.” He short stories have appeared in The Iowa Review, Santa Monica Review, Joyland, Longreads, the notable list of Best American Nonrequired Reading and elsewhere. She translated poetry and prose for Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and about Mayakovsky (FSG, 2008), short-listed for the Best Translated Book Award. Born in Moscow, she currently lives in Los Angeles. You can find links to more of her work on her website.
Anne-Marie Kinney is the author of the novels Radio Iris and Coldwater Canyon. Her short fiction has appeared in Joyland, Alaska Quarterly Review, Fanzine, The Collagist and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles.
Dana Johnson is the author of the short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. She is also the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California. Both books were nominees for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her work has appeared in Zyzzyva, The Paris Review, Callaloo,The Iowa Reviewand Huizache, among others, and anthologized in Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest, Shaking the Tree: A Collection of New Fiction and Memoir by Black Women, and California Uncovered: Stories for the 21st Century. Her fiction was received a Notable from the Best American Short Stories 2018. Born and raised in and around Los Angeles, she is a professor of English at the University of Southern California where she serves as director of the PhD in Creative Writing and Literature Program.
Vinovore is a wine and goods shop with a focus on female winemakers, with hundreds of unique and handpicked bottles from all over the world with something for everyone.
About Women’s Center for Creative Work
The Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) is a Los Angeles-based intersectional feminist community & arts space that is building community and elevating the work of women and non-binary artists, makers, and creative practitioners.
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