LIT CRAWL LA: A Walk on the Wild Side with Heyday

Wednesday Oct 22 2014   9:00 PM
Literary Lane (outdoors)  5250 Lankershim Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  map

Heyday authors Mariah K. Young, Keenan Norris, and Ruth Nolan, along with special guest Mike “The Poet” Sonksen, will read heart-rending and vital prose and poetry representing Southern California’s rich and culturally diverse dreamers and dreams from their published works at this event. 

Free and open to the public; for more information visit litcrawl.org/la/events/heyday-books.

Keenan NorrisKeenan Norris’ novel Brother and the Dancer is the winner of the 2012 James D. Houston Award. He teaches English and African-American Literature and helps conduct the Affirm program at Evergreen Valley College. His work has appeared in the Santa Monica, Green Mountains and Evansville Reviews, Connotation Press, Inlandia: A Literary Journey Through California’s Inland Empire and BOOM: A Journal of California. He is also the editor of Scarecrow Press’s upcoming collection of critical essays, Street Lit. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mariah K. YoungMariah K. Young was born in Alameda, California, and spent her childhood living in the Bay Area and in Lahaina, Hawai‘i. She graduated with an English degree from California State University, East Bay—she still calls it Cal State Hayward, even though no one’s counting anymore—where she won the first annual RV Williams prize for fiction. In 2008, she earned her MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside, andthat same year, she attended the Squaw Valley Writers’ workshop on fellowship. She currently teaches writing in downtown Los Angeles, and lives in Hollywood, where she is hard at work on a novel (when she’s not grading essays).
Ruth NolanRuth Nolan is a poet and writer whose works have appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies, including Inlandia: A Literary Journey through California's Inland Empire, which was published by Heyday. A former wildland firefighter for the BLM California Desert District, she holds her B.A. in English from California State University, San Bernardino, and M.A. in English/Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University. She is Associate Professor of English at College of the Desert and lives in Palm Desert.