Events

Below is a list of events and readings that I have produced or co-produced. They include my reading series and literary events that I have organized for AWP, The Believer and Black Mountain Institute Literary Festival, LA Times Festival of Books, The Rumpus, and McSweeney’s. In addition to this list, I directed approximately 60 events for The Last Bookstore, L.A.’s largest independent bookstore.

2017

Prayers for the American Dream at the Red Rock Canyon Amphitheatre
The American Dream: On Trial, featuring Ben Marcus, ZZ Packer, Luis Alberto Urrea, and more
American Dreams: Sex & Rock ‘n’ Roll Division, featuring Carrie Brownstein, Dave Eggers, and Miranda July
Elegies & Love Songs, featuring Jim James and Tift Merritt

2016

A Celebration of Recent Work in Translation from Phoneme Media, The Black Mountain Institute, and McSweeney’s
Micah Perks discusses What Becomes Us with Michelle Tea
Readings featuring Lorelei Lee
Readings, Zoë’s Birthday Benefit
An AWP Offsite Event: Phoneme Fiesta at The Little Easy
Mario Bellatin in conversation with Porochista Khakpour

2015

Crevasse in Los Angeles
READINGS, No. 10
Sam Chanse discusses Lydia’s Funeral Video with Ed Lin
READINGS, no. 9
Smoking Hot Lit Lounge, LA Times Festival of Books
Sexy Motherf***er, an AWP offsite event

2014

No Sudden Movements: A Comedy Benefit Show
Ménage à loss
Bad Feminists(s): Roxane Gay and Friends
READINGS, no. 8
Nerdy Wordy and Dirty, an LA Times Festival of Books offsite event
Rumpus by the Sound, an AWP offsite event
READINGS, no. 7

2013

Show Me How, LA Lit Crawl, co-produced with Dirty Laundry Lit and sponsored by PEN
For We Have Fallen to Our Knees, San Francisco Lit Crawl
READINGS at the PEN Center USA literary stage, no. 6
Michelle Tea and Friends in LA
READINGS, no. 5
READINGS, no. 4

2012

READINGS, no. 3
Happy Baby in Los Angeles, a Rumpus Kickstarter event
READINGS, no. 2
READINGS, no. 1

2011

It’s About Time, The Rumpus in LA