We try to choose new releases for this club, but we’re big fans of Dana Johnson, so we’re reaching back a few years to her novel Elsewhere, California: an African-American woman’s experience of some classic L.A. dichotomies: past/future, city/suburban, rich/poor, violence/gentrification, art/commerce.
Moderated by L.A. author Siel Ju, we offer snacks/bevs, and a new copy of Elsewhere, California, meeting in our club nook in the heart of our labyrinth – all for the price of your ticket, which you can get right here.
Siel Ju lives and writes in Los Angeles. Her novel-in-stories, Cake Time, won the 2015 Red Hen Press Fiction Manuscript Award. Siel is also the author of two poetry chapbooks: Feelings Are Chemicals in Transit from Dancing Girl Press, and Might Club from Horse Less Press. Her stories and poems appear in ZYZZYVA, The Missouri Review (Poem of the Week), The Los Angeles Review, Denver Quarterly, and other places.
Siel is the recipient of a residency from The Anderson Center at Tower View and Vermont Studio Center; she holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. She gives away a book a month at sielju.com.