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GuerrillaReads No. 78: Laurel Ann Bogen


Poet Laurel Ann Bogen does a guerrilla reading of two poems from her book, Washing a Language, at LitFest PasadenaVocation of the Chair and Winchester Mystery House. Yes, it’s about that world-famous mystery house. And much more:

and so built sliding floors, gilt-edged parlors
and staircases at the top of which a door
slammed against heaven.
Yet, isn’t that what we all want –
to stave off death with architecture
of our own design?

Stay tuned for more videos from the LitFest.


GuerrillaReads No. 77: Petrea Burchard

Petrea Burchard is a writer, actor and photographer. Now she can add “guerrilla reader” to her resume. Here she is reading from her novel Camelot & Vine at the second annual LitFest Pasadena.

The “Camelot” of the title is, yes, that Camelot. King Arthur, round tables, etc. The “Vine?” You’ll have to read the book to find out about that.

If you like this, you’ll want to see more guerrilla readings from Litfest Pasadena.

GuerrillaReads No. 76: Robin Winter

In Robin Winter’s dystopian novel, Future Past, “the first man he murdered returns to teach Ash Tarberrn how to be human.”

You can get a taste of Future Past in this guerrilla reading Winter did at the second annual LitFest Pasadena.

Winter is an painter as well as a writer. Read more about her, and check out her blog.

Paint Poems on My Car: LitFest Pasadena 2013

Poet Just Kibbe of the Pirate Pig Collective drove a white sedan to the second annual LitFest Pasadena. He handed out big, fat markers and invited people to write poems on it. After some hesitation – What should I write? What kind of poem is right for a car? Do you have any white-out? – people began to write. Their own poems. Poems by Famous Poets.

I wrote a portion of a poem by Pablo Neruda:

I was walking
a sizzling road:
the sun popped like
a field of blazing maize

Kibbe drove away that afternoon with a car covered in poetry.

More GuerrillaReads videos to follow from LitFest Pasadena. Stay tuned.

GuerrillaReads No. 75: Henry Hoke


Henry Hoke climbed out on a fire escape to read his Resolution. You’ll soon see why.

I promised myself every year I’d get better at playing. But when I didn’t, and then didn’t, and then didn’t, it came down to you, the baby, and you rose to the challenge.

Hoke writes and blogs (yes, these are two different things). He also co-curates the ENTER>text immersive literary events at Concord. His work appeared on the New Short Fiction stage as one their Emerging Voices in 2012.

Emerging Voices celebrates its tenth anniversary on Sunday, May12, at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood. Click here for all the details.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out all the former Emerging Voices authors we’ve featured here on GuerrillaReads.

GuerrillaReads No.74: Liska Jacobs

Here’s Liska Jacobs, at the park with her guerrilla reading of an excerpt from her forthcoming book, Bitter Fruit. This excerpt originally appeared in issue three of DUM DUM zine. Her work appeared on the New Short Fiction stage in 2011.

In addition to writing her own fiction and editing Dum Dum, Jacobs also runs FreeWriteShop, an experimental collaborative writing workshop that has some guerrilla tendencies of its own.

Your video on GuerrillaReads: Meet me at LitFest Pasadena

GuerrillaReads gorilla imageGot a piece of writing that’s ready for GuerrillaReads?

On Saturday, May 11 I’ll be shooting videos of authors reading their own work at LitFest Pasadena. I have ten spaces available, and they’ll be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’re a writer with original work you’d like to see here on GuerrillaReads, submit your info here.