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The mission of Dirty Laundry Lit is to inspire the literary community and to promote reading through provocative and sensational readings.
 
"Dirty Laundry Lit, a nonprofit reading series, feels more like a raucous, all-inclusive party." - L.A. Weekly



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Dirty Laundry Lit and Roar Shack team up for NoHo Lit Crawl to bring you:

DON'T STOP: What would you beg for? Come celebrate the veteran and emerging voices that make LA so doggone special.


WHAT MAKES A WOMAN DANGEROUS? WHAT ARE HER WEAPONS? When WRIT LARGE PRESS, masters of unique reading venues, invited Dirty Laundry Lit to Union Station #90for90 Event. We said yes! We’ve never done it at a train station before.

Featuring readings by Jillian Lauren (author of Some Girls), Claire Bidwell Smith (author of Rules of Inheritance which is being made into a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence), Charles W. Hamilton (newsman turned writer and entertainment lawyer), Denise McIver (of California African American Museum and writer, who was recently profiled in Black Enterprise Magazine), Kate Maruyama (author of Harrowgate), Fredericka Meek (from The Conan O'Brien Show), Stephanie Janis (of Not Your Mama's Mama Reading Series) and Natashia Deón (creator of Dirty Laundry Lit).

Hosted by SNL's and CNN's own Jeff Eyres.

COME DRESSED AS YOUR FAVORITE HISTORICAL (Real or fictionalized) DANGEROUS WOMAN.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23! It'll never happen this way again.

 
DON’T STOP Readers
 
 
SACHA HOWELLS
SACHA HOWELLS grew up in Canada, Libya, and Bakersfield, California. His work has been published in Gauntlet Magazine...


 
 
Zoë RUIZ
Zoë RUIZ lives and writes in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Weeklings, Salon, Two Serious Ladies...


 
 
PATRICK O'NEIL
PATRICK O'NEIL is a former junkie bank robber and the author of the memoir Gun, Needle, Spoon (Dzanc Books, 2015), ...


 
 
BEN LOORY
BEN LOORY is the author of the collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day. His fables and tales have appeared...


 
 
CHERISSE YANIT NADAL
CHERISSE YANIT NADAL is a writer, musician, educator, and co-host of Blue Book Buzz, a modest literary podcast which you can...


 
 
NATASHIA DEON
NATASHIA DEON is a Los Angeles attorney, creator of the reading series Dirty Laundry Lit, and has an MFA from UC Riverside-Palm...



 
 
DAVID ROCKLIN
DAVID ROCKLIN is the author of The Luminist, which will be published in the United States, Italy and Israel. He grew up in Chicago...


 
 
MC/Host, Jeff Eyres
Jeff Eyres has written jokes for Saturday Night Live and a number of late night television shows and has worked as a pundit/commentator...



SACHA HOWELLS

SACHA HOWELLS grew up in Canada, Libya, and Bakersfield, California. His work has been published in Gauntlet Magazine,The Menda City Review, and The Coachella Review. He was named a 2012 PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, a 2013 Ragdale Foundation Fellow, and a 2014 NEA Fellow at the Hambidge Center. He is at work on his first novel, about once-and-future hair-metal superstars Juggernott, and lives with his wife and daughter behind the Sunset Strip Guitar Center.

 
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Zoë RUIZ

Zoë RUIZ lives and writes in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Weeklings, Salon, Two Serious Ladies, Trop and the anthology California Prose Directory (2014). She is the former managing editor of The Rumpus and currently produces READINGS, a Los Angeles based reading series.

 
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PATRICK O'NEIL

PATRICK O'NEIL is a former junkie bank robber and the author of the memoir Gun, Needle, Spoon (Dzanc Books, 2015), and an excerpted in part French translation titled Hold-Up (13e Note Editions). His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including: Salon, Juxtapoz, Sensitive Skin, The Weeklings, and Razorcake; and he is a regular contributor to the recovery website: After Party Chat. He currently lives in the heart of sleaze, "Hollywood, California" and teaches at a community college to students whose apparent main purpose in life is destroying the English language. For more information please visit: patrick-oneil.com.

 
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BEN LOORY

BEN LOORY is the author of the collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day. His fables and tales have appeared in The New Yorker and on NPR's This American Life. He is also the author of an upcoming picture book, The Baseball Player and the Walrus, due out in February 2015 from Dial Books for Young Readers.

 
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CHERISSE YANIT NADAL

CHERISSE YANIT NADAL is a writer, musician, educator, and co-host of Blue Book Buzz, a modest literary podcast which you can follow on twitter at @bluebookbuzz. She studied with Junot Diaz and M. Evelina Galang as a VONA fellow and is currently enrolled in the UCR Palm Desert MFA program. She served for two years as an acquisitions editor for Kaya Press. You can find her work in Oatmeal Magazine, DC APA Film, and Limited Edition PLORK Press Chapbooks. Follow her on twitter at @consenthousecat where she might seduce you with her sexy brain.

 
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NATASHIA DEON

NATASHIA DEON is a Los Angeles attorney, creator of the reading series Dirty Laundry Lit, and has an MFA from UC Riverside-Palm Desert. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Deón is a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, a Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference scholarship recipient, and VCCA Fellow. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Rumpus, The Rattling Wall, Asian-American Lit Review, B O D Y, The Feminist Wire, You. An Anthology of Second Person Essays, and other places. Deón has taught creative writing for Gettysburg College, PEN Center USA, and 826LA. www.natashiadeon.com

 
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DAVID ROCKLIN

DAVID ROCKLIN is the author of The Luminist, which will be published in the United States, Italy and Israel. He grew up in Chicago and lives in California with his wife and children. He is currently at work on a new novel. www.davidrocklin.com

 
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JEFF EYRES

JEFF EYRES has written jokes for Saturday Night Live and a number of late night television shows and has worked as a pundit/commentator on CNN Headline News. His sketch comedy group Mental Furniture had a sold-out run at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in New York and appeared in HBO’s New Performers Series. He was a member of the legendary First Amendment Improvisation Troupe – whose roll included Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Kathy Kinney and many others. His plays “Hamlet: Satanic Sentinel of the Suburbs,” “Mountain Vampire Goth Chicks” and “Mrs. Copway’s Pony” have each run multiple times in New York. He wrote and appeared in the cult classic movie “Dick and Jane Drop Acid and Die.” He is a graduate of the Second City Writers Program and the University of California, Riverside MFA program. www.jeffeyres.com

 
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MC/Host JEFF EYRES

JEFF EYRES has written jokes for Saturday Night Live and a number of late night television shows and has worked as a pundit/commentator on CNN Headline News. His sketch comedy group Mental Furniture had a sold-out run at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in New York and appeared in HBO’s New Performers Series. He was a member of the legendary First Amendment Improvisation Troupe – whose roll included Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Kathy Kinney and many others. His plays “Hamlet: Satanic Sentinel of the Suburbs,” “Mountain Vampire Goth Chicks” and “Mrs. Copway’s Pony” have each run multiple times in New York. He wrote and appeared in the cult classic movie “Dick and Jane Drop Acid and Die.” He is a graduate of the Second City Writers Program and the University of California, Riverside MFA program. www.jeffeyres.com

 
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