Andrew Nicholls g. c. cunningham Ryan Ridge
Join us tonight for a reading from the latest issue of Santa Monica Review, one of Southern California's most revered literary journals. SMR editor Andrew Tonkovich will be introducing three of the contributors to the 2013 fall issue.
Andrew Nicholls began writing for radio, stage, syndicated cartoonists and TV in high school in Ontario, Canada. In his twenties he staffed The Tonight Show for six years, four of them as Johnny Carson's head writer and, with his writing partner Darrell Vickers, has created or staffed over 100 sitcoms, children's and animated series, thanks to which he has a 2005 memoir, Valuable Lessons, about failed television. He has recent humor in McSweeney's Internet Tendency and Los Angeles Review of Books and short fiction upcoming in Black Clock, Kugelmass and the teacher's resource site Literature For Life.
g. c. cunningham, a UCLA graduate, lives in Los Angeles, sometimes working in film post-production, other times in Birmingham, Alabama, state of origin. His fiction is printed in Bat City Review, Cutbank, Denver Quarterly, Fiction International, Portland Review, Texas Review and Western Humanities Review. Google him for selections online at Eclectica, Fringe, Potomac Review and McSweeney's. "My First Marine Corps Essay" won 2nd place in Fringe's 2012 flash fiction contest judged by Steve Almond.
Ryan Ridgeis the author of the story collection Hunters & Gamblers, the poetry collection Ox, as well as the chapbooks Hey, it's American and 22nd Century Man. His work has appeared in Tin House, McSweeney's Small Chair, The Southern California Review, The Mississippi Review, The Los Angeles Review, Hobart, Consequence, and elsewhere. Managing editor at Juked Magazine, he writes and teaches in Southern California.