I realize this is only like a 2 hour advance notice. But, as per my norm aka busy laziness, better very late than never! If this lures one extra person to Vroman’s tonite then I’ve done my job!
TONITE Friday at 7pm, come hear & meet some of the Pasadena/Altadena literary contributors to the new L.A/Pasadena area literary journal – SLake. Especially if you missed their earlier reading events in Echo Park, Santa Monica, Los Feliz, et al. And, especially come if I can’t make it due to a past due appointment with sleep or lack of it!!
The sLakers will be reading selections from their contributions to this inaugural/premier issue of what is hoped will be a quarterly journal for at least a quarter of a century!
SLake says they are “devoted to the endangered art of deeply reported narrative journalism and the kind of polished essay, memoir, fiction, poetry and portrait writing that is disappearing in a world of instant takes and unfiltered opinion. SLake marks a return to storytelling.”
As shown above there is a strong Pasadena area contribution in support of this new work of literature, writing, and art. Laurie Ochoa, former editor of LA Weekly, Gourmet Magazine, etc., is now editor of this journal along with Joseph Donnelly. I happened to notice her last month visiting the new Euro Pane Bakery & Cafe in Pasadena. (For many of you regulars STILL wundering…YES, there is a new Euro Pane now & it’s located across the Paseo in the new Montana Residences building!)
BTW (or is it BLT??), Euro Pane is one of the major contributing supporters along with the Hammer/UCLA Museum in bringing the idea of SLake into reality! I really shouldn’t be too surprised by this since I’ve known numerous writers, actors, CalTech/JPL’ers, and, whatever’s, to frequent simple Euro Pane. Even K9’s are welcomed with dog bones available! – which is NOT why this Dog regularly appears (1stly, it’s the coffee beans!!. 2nd, the aforementioned leave me at peace, so I leave them to ponder their inner being over their cup of coffee bean.)
Yes, I do have this first issue & can vouch for it’s worth! Actually, I don’t know how price was determined but SLake’s quality is a real bargain for only $18. High-5, 2 Thumbs Up, etc, for SLake!!
Ok, I’m falling asleep from a lack of it the last few weeks. So, I gotta cut this short and publish it NOW or nobody will read this! But, remember to visit SLake in Pasadena tonite! If I’ve whetted your appetite for more SLake, here are just a few more bites of info for you to chew on:
Alright, I Gotta Go! Go Eat & Sleep!! Stay Thirsty My Friends…