695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
The traveling Slake show continues with readings from Issue 4, “Dirt,” at Pasadena’s iconic bookstore. Join us on the second floor for tales of sex, strife, and struggle.
Our slate of readers will include:
• Dave White The nurses and aides at the Texas nursing home she’s lived in for the past seven years not only know my mother’s name, they also know her various muh sounds.
• Joseph Mattson This devil’s / Deliberation you can trust: the child will be / Damned if so, bound to mire.
• Lynell George I was sailing along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, making headway on the erstwhile Santa Barbara Boulevard, when road work and orange cones diverted me onto a side street and into a remnant of my past.
• Erin Aubry Kaplan Everyone but Uncle Royal had a moment that could explain when things went awry, when their ambitions got stifled: Pasqual in high school with the rednecks, Uncle Talmadge on a torpedoed boat in the Pacific, Uncle Carlton in the seminary with priests whose sexual overtures drove him forever from the life he most wanted.
• Diana Turken She looked right at me