HOT DISH returns, Monday December 3rd, at 826LA’s beautiful space on 1714 W. Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park (behind the Time Travel Mart)
Doors at 8:00. Enforced mingling and eating until around 8:30 or 8:45 or so. Once everyone has had something to eat & drink and is comfortable, we’ll get started. There will, as always, be an intermission.
$5.00 at the door goes to benefit 826LA.
The menu includes Lauren Eggert-Crowe’s Pennsylvania shoo-fly pie, seasonal baked goods from Summer Block Kumar & Julie Gordon, apple cider from Kate Wiswell, J. Ryan Stradal’s persnickety wine selections, and more.
LAUREN EGGERT-CROWE’s poetry appears in Maintenant, Interrupture, DIAGRAM, Water-Stone Review, Terrain.org, OccupyWriters, and Eleven Eleven, among others. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, The Exhibit and In The Songbird Laboratory, both forthcoming this winter. She has written for The Rumpus, Salon, and L.A. Review of Books. She
recently started a blog called Fake-ademia, a Tumblr of sexy titles for academic papers she would write if she weren’t too lazy to do actual research. She wants all of you to submit.
RICO GAGLIANO is a radio reporter, producer and host. Along with Brendan Newman, he’s heard on Marketplace’s bi-monthly “Small Talk” segment, asking the show’s staff and reporters what odd and under-the-radar news stories they’ll be talking about at dinner parties over the weekend. Gagliano also co-created and co-hosts American Public Media’s popular radio show and podcast The Dinner Party Download, for which he’s interviewed guests including Spike Lee, Venus Williams and Sir Richard Branson.
JULIE GORDON won her eighth grade drama class writing contest for her story “Car Wars,” about a family vacation gone awry, but has since spent the majority of her writing career shilling for The Man in the world of advertising. She counts among her accomplishments the successful launch of the Netflix brand (member since 1999), helping name and
launch the iPod, (yes, that iPod), and most recently relaunching the Volkswagen Beetle to men. No, really. She is currently a creative director at The Pitch Agency in Culver City, where she is proud to be one of 3% of female creative directors in advertising worldwide.
JILLIAN LAUREN is the author of the memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and the novel Pretty. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine and Vanity Fair among others. She has performed at spoken word and storytelling events across the country .
WENDY MOLYNEUX is the author of the completely fake self help book Everything Is Wrong With You. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jeff Drake and a variety of animals, and writes for the upcoming Fox Television show Bob’s Burgers with her sister Lizzie Molyneux and a variety of animals.
When AMY ROBB is not day dreaming she’s an astronaut, opening a bed and breakfast in Monterey, or throwing stools in a bar fight, Amy’s usually at a park wiping sand out of her kids’ teeth. Find her personal shopping at Anthropologie or on her blog (actualizingamy.blogspot.com) where she’s often sharing recipes she’s mostly sure won’t give you food poisoning, exploiting the cuteness of her kids, and bitching about procrastinating that damn screenplay she hoped to finish last year.
Hosted & Produced by Summer Block Kumar & J. Ryan Stradal. Contact them with any questions or requests.
Hope to see you there.
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