Mar
29
12:30 pm12:30

Hot Dish Brunch Party 2015

Hot Dish Reading Series returns to 826LA for its third annual brunch party!

Featuring readings by Dorothy Fortenberry, James Hannaham, Ana Kasparian, JJ Keith, Samantha Powell, and Lilliam Rivera, plus a full brunch spread and beverages.

Admission for all of this is only $10, one hundred percent of which goes to support the student programs at 826LA. 

Doors are at 12:00 noon -- please enter through the Echo Park Time Travel Mart storefront on 1714 Sunset Blvd, and proceed to the back. We'll get started around 12:30 pm, or once everyone has had a chance to get a mimosa and something to eat. Parking in the lot behind 826LA is free all day Sunday.

For more information and to RSVP, check out our Facebook page.

Oct
22
9:00 pm21:00

Dinner Party Hot Dish

The Dinner Party Download and Hot Dish are teaming up for Dinner Party Hot Dish, an evening of short dinner-party anecdotes, stories, and asides from Rico Gagliano, Davy Rothbart, Lou Mathews, Kent Woodyard, and me. 

And as if that's not enough, Chef Rossi and his culinary students at the Art Institute will be serving a thematically-appropriate menu inspired by our stories:

Spaghetti Noodle Baskets with Sweet Potato
Blistered Brussels Sprouts and Pickled Radish
Scallion Blini with Beef Bulgogi and Pear Salad
Dr. Pepper Braised Pork Gordita with Fried Shallot Slaw; and 
Rum Cakes with Candied Walnuts and Rum Glaze and Matador Sugar Garnish.


It's all part of Lit Crawl LA: NoHo. Come check it out! 
Find more info and RSVP here.

Sep
7
12:00 pm12:00

Hot Dish at the Hammer

  • The Hammer Museum

Hot Dish is putting on a special kid's edition with seven wonderful children's book authors reading their work as part of the Hammer Museum's Family Day.  

Come hear stories by Cecil Castellucci, Erin Hickey, Julia Ingalls, Ben Loory, Antoinette Portis, and the writing/storytelling team of Eugene Yelchin and Mary Kuryla.  I'll also be reading a selection of stories about art, artists, and museums, plus we'll have snacks, crafts, and coloring books to share.

Apr
10
8:00 pm20:00

Hot Dish and the LA Festival of Books

On Thursday April 10 Hot Dish will be joining forces with The Rumpus and The Nervous Breakdown to produce an event celebrating the LA Festival of Books, with readings and performances by Gina Frangello, Jerry Stahl, Dana Johnson, xTx, Ted Travelstead, and DJ Mira Gonzalez. For more info, click here.

Mar
30
2:00 pm14:00

Poetiscape Podcast

This Sunday J Ryan Stradal and I will be guests on the Poetiscape Podcast, chatting with Rich Ferguson about Hot Dish and the Los Angeles literary scene. 

We'll be taping on Sunday morning and you can tune in to hear it Sunday 2pm PST/5pm EST. Go here to check it out.

Mar
16
11:30 am11:30

Hot Dish Brunch

Come celebrate our 12th Hot Dish with a mimosa brunch this Sunday at 826LA, featuring readings by Zoe Ruiz, Sara Benincasa, Thomas Moore, Cari Lynn, Eric Stolze, and Erin Hickey.  Plus an appearance by Book Bound Mobile Library!