Rattling Wall


PEN Center USA presents The Rattling Wall, Issue 3.

FEATURING: Benj Hewitt, Rhoda Huffey, Mandy Kahn, Amelia Morris, and Rachel Reynolds

Join us as LA literary journal The Rattling Wall presents writers from Issue 3 reading their work.  Drinks will follow the reading and signing.

Benj Hewitt is a Los Angeles-based writer and winner of the 2012 John Steinbeck Short Story Award. He recently finished his first book When I Come Around, a coming-of-age memoir set in the Bay Area during the glory days of grunge and the dawn of the dot-com era. He has been long-listed for Ireland’s Fish Publishing Short Memoir Contest and was a finalist for the 2012 Summer Literary Series Contest in Poetry. His essays on politics and parenting have appeared in Huffington Post and Modern Mom.

Rhoda Huffey is the author of the novel The Hallelujah Side, which was chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers book. Her short fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, Santa Monica Review, and Green Mountains Review. She lives in Venice Beach, California.

Mandy Kahn is coauthor with Aaron Rose of the nonfiction book Collage Culture, which was also released as an LP record with a score by No Age. Her recent appearances include readings, signings, and talks at Art Center College of Design, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, the Last Bookstore, Family, the Silver Lake Jubilee, the Shoreditch House (London), Motto (Berlin), Printed Matter (New York), Colette (Paris), the Celebrity Author's Luncheon for CALM (Santa Barbara), and Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco). Kahn is writer-in-residence for the live event The Series, for which she writes poetry, prose, and experimental theater in collaboration with choreographers, musicians, and performance artists. Both her poetry and her prose have been anthologized.

Amelia Morris lives in Los Angeles and authors the food blog Bon Appétempt. When she's not tramping around on trumped-up charges, she's writing, dancing, and prancing. Her handiwork has appeared on saveur.com, bonappetit.com, westelm.com, Gourmet Live, Refinery 29, the Los Angeles Times, and Elle Girl Korea. Bon Appétempt has won two of Saveur Magazine's Best Food Blog Awards: Best Culinary Essay in 2011 and Best Food Humor Blog in 2012. Additionally, her writing has been published in McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes and her first novel Will & Margot patiently awaits publication.

Rachel Reynolds is a student of creative writing and classics at the University of Redlands Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. She has been the recipient of two first place prizes and a second place prize in the University's annual Jean Burden Prize for Poetry contest.

Event date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
90027 Los Angeles