At Dynasty Typewriter: Greg Mania and Jen Winston present EMPTY TRASH readings!

EMPTY TRASH at Dynasty Typewriter

Join us at Dynasty Typewriter for a reading where ten authors and journalists reach deep into the bowels of their “recently deleted” folders and share pieces that have been cut, unpublished, or otherwise killed. Join us as we give our dead darlings a second life!

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Priyanka Mattoo is an LA-based writer and filmmaker. She was formerly a talent agent at UTA and WME, as well as Jack Black’s partner at their production company, Electric Dynamite. Priyanka is also the co-founder of EARIOS, a women-led podcast network. She is a contributor to the New York Times and The New Yorker, and a recipient of a Macdowell Fellowship. Her memoir will be published by Knopf next summer. 

Nereya Otieno is a writer focused on the storytelling inherent in music, food and art. Her bylines include Rolling Stone, LA Times IMAGE, Whetstone and Hyperallergic. She was a 2021 Ann Friedman Writing Fellow and received honorable mention for Best Food Writing in America 2020. She is cofounder of The Rising Artist Foundation and currently resides in Los Angeles where she eats just enough hot dogs.

Laura Warrell is the author of Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize, and long-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Lit Hub, Los Angeles Review of Books, Huffington Post, and other publications. Laura graduated from the Creative Writing Program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and she has attended residencies at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Tin House Writer’s Workshop. She lives in Los Angeles.

Celia Laskey is the author of So Happy for You and Under the Rainbow, a finalist for the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her third novel, Cover Story, is forthcoming in 2025. Her other work has appeared in Catapult, Guernica, The Minnesota Review, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from the University of New Mexico and currently lives in Los Angeles with her wife and their dog Whiskey.

Jen Winston (she/they) is a writer and bisexual whose work focuses on dating, queerness, and the millennial condition. They are the author of the critically-acclaimed book, GREEDY: NOTES FROM A BISEXUAL WHO WANTS TOO MUCH, which was named a Lambda Literary finalist last year. Publishers’ Weekly called Jen a “writer to watch” and BuzzFeed named GREEDY a Best LGBTQ+ book of 2021, calling it “more insightful about identity than any book this year.” Jen currently lives in Larchmont with her partner, dogs, and iPhone. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and, alas, TikTok at @jenerous.

Greg Mania is a writer, comedian, and award-winning screenwriter based in New York City. His words have been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, HuffPost, Oprah Daily, PAPER, among other international online and print platforms. His debut memoir, Born to Be Public, is out now from CLASH Books.

Ruth Madievsky is the author of a novel, “All-Night Pharmacy” (Catapult, July 2023). Her work appears in The Atlantic, Harper’s Bazaar, The Los Angeles Times, GQ, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles, where she works as an HIV and primary care clinical pharmacist. You can find her at www.ruthmadievsky.com @ruthmadievsky.

Alissa Nutting is a novelist, screenwriter, and showrunner, most recently of the
Adult Swim & HBO MAX animated series Teenage Euthanasia, whose second season debuts in July, as well as the HBO MAX original comedy Made For Love based on her New York Times Editor’s Choice novel of the same name.

Jasmin Iolani Hakes was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii. Her essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the Sacramento Bee. She is a 2018 Hedgebrook fellow. Her debut novel Hula is out now with HarperVia. She lives in California.

Rasheed Newson is a television drama writer, a showrunner, and a novelist. Rasheed – along with his television writing partner, T.J. Brady – is a co-creator and executive producer of the drama series Bel-Air.  Rasheed and T.J. have also worked on The Chi, Animal Kingdom, and Narcos, among other drama series. In addition to his work in television, Rasheed is the author of the novel My Government Means to Kill Me. It was named one of “The 100 Notable Books of 2022” by The New York Times, and it is a Lambda Literary finalist for Gay Fiction.  Rasheed lives with his husband and their two children in Pasadena, California.

Event date: 
Sunday, July 9, 2023 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
2511 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Born to Be Public By Greg Mania Cover Image
ISBN: 9781944866693
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Published: Clash Books - August 25th, 2020

Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much By Jen Winston Cover Image
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Published: Atria Books - October 5th, 2021

So Happy for You By Celia Laskey Cover Image
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Published: Hanover Square Press - June 7th, 2022

All-Night Pharmacy: A Novel By Ruth Madievsky Cover Image
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Published: Catapult - July 11th, 2023

My Government Means to Kill Me: A Novel By Rasheed Newson Cover Image
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 22nd, 2023

Made for Love: A Novel By Alissa Nutting Cover Image
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Published: Ecco - July 3rd, 2018

Tampa: A Novel By Alissa Nutting Cover Image
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Published: Ecco - March 4th, 2014

Hula: A Novel By Jasmin Iolani Hakes Cover Image
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Published: HarperVia - May 2nd, 2023

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm: A Novel By Laura Warrell Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - July 25th, 2023