Black Clock 12
Richard Rayner, Nina Revoyr, Samantha Dunn, Tod Goldberg, Paul Cullum, and Skylight's own Monica Carter -- six contributors to the latest issue of this great literary journal -- will read from their selected pieces.
Born in England, Richard Rayner now lives in Los Angeles. His books include the nonfiction book A Bright and Guilty Place, the memoir The Blue Suit and the novels The Cloud Sketcher, L.A. Without a Map, and Murder Book. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and many other publications.
Nina Revoyr is the author of three novels, including Southland, a Los Angeles Times "Best Book of 2003," and The Age of Dreaming, a finalist for the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her new novel, Wingshooters, will be published in 2011. (photo of the author by Leslie Barton)
Samantha Dunn is the author of several books, including the novel Failing Paris and the memoir Not By Accident: Reconstructing a Careless Life. She teaches in the UCLA Writers Program.
Tod Goldberg is the author of seven books of fiction, including the novels Living Dead Girl, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Fake Liar Cheat, and the popular Burn Notice series, as well as the short story collections Simplify and, most recently, Other Resort Cities. He lives in La Quinta, CA, where he directs UC-Riverside's low residency MFA program in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts.
Paul Cullum is a freelance writer living in the Silver Lake region of Los Angeles. He has written extensively for the L.A. Weekly, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, Stop Smiling, Arthur, and hundreds of tiny magazines that pay comically little. His Los Angeles Times West Magazine story on the Mexican Midget Rodeo was anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing 2007, published by Houghton Mifflin. His essay "Why I Hate Sports" is his first for Black Clock.
Monica Carter, a 2010 PEN USA Emerging Voices Fellow and 2010 Lambda Emerging LGBT Voices Fellow, has also been published in Pale Fire. She is working on her novel, Eating the Apple, set in 1930s Manhattan, which tells the story of an aging, alcoholic lesbian writer caught in a love triangle.