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GuerrillaReads No. 25

Luis J. Rodriguez is a poet, novelist, memoirist and – now – a guerrilla reader! Here he is reading from short story collection, The Republic of East L.A. It begins powerfully:

I wanted to be a writer even before I knew what writing was about. I wanted to carve out the words that swam in the bloodstream, to press a stunted pencil onto paper so lines break free like birds in flight…

Rodriguez is the author of fourteen books. He’s also co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural and Bookstore, a terrific resource for things literary and Latino, in the heart of L.A.’s San Fernando Valley.

GuerrillaReads No.9

Bronwyn Mauldin reads from her short story, Sensible Cars for Santa Ynez.

Bronwyn Mauldin is a writer and founder of GuerrillaReads.com. Her work has appeared in The Battered Suitcase, Blithe House Quarterly, Clamor magazine, and From ACT-UP to the WTO (Verso).

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This guerrilla reading took place in Eagle Rock, some 30~ miles southeast of the fictional town of Santa Ynez.

GuerrillaReads No. 1

Cheryl Klein reads from her short story, Follow Me to the Church of Perfect Light:

Read in front of the mural at Elsa’s Bakery, in Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA.

Klein is author of The Commuters (City Works Press, 2006). She blogs at breadandbread.blogspot.com, where a version of this story first appeared.