by Amy Robinson
I haven't been this excited for the weekend since last year! Two great writers will be reading at Stories Books on Saturday night, January 8th. Come hear the works of Jason Flores-Williams, celebrated author of the controversial hit, The Last Stand of Mr. America. Jason has been called “a literary force of nature . . . A train wreck of genius” by the SF Examiner.
He will be reading from his new novel, Character and Fitness, a semi-biographical tale of an unemployed social justice lawyer and his nurse girlfriend who live in a crappy apartment complex in Philadelphia and answering questions from the audience. Jason's new work is not only a beautifully written story, it is also very timely. It touches on issues such as life in the Great Recession, unemployment, the corporatization of American culture, and marijuana.
As an additional bonus, the fabulous Marilyn Friedman, proprietor of your favorite writing school, Writing Pad, will be reading a selection of humorous poetry to start the night off right. But wait, there's more! After the reading, we will be gathering for a drink or two. That's right, literature, liquor, and the company of an amazing novelist! What more could you ask for on a Saturday night?
Where and When:
Saturday, January 8, 2011, 8 p.m.
Cost: No cost! The reading is free. (Price of drinks afterward depend on how expensive your tastes run.)
Location: Stories Books, 1716 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90026
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (Space is limited)
About Jason Flores-Williams:
Jason Flores-Williams is a social justice attorney and novelist who has been featured on CNN, NPR, Air America, Fox, The Nation and in The New York Times. He was the political writer for High Times magazine during the Bush administration. He has written three novels that have been published in seven countries. His second book, The Last Stand of Mr. America, was published by Canongate, Grove, and has recently been optioned for feature film rights by Melting Pictures. Flores-Williams is a frequent contributor to the Brooklyn Rail and is a weekly sociopolitical commentator for WBAI radio in NYC. His new novel, Character and Fitness, will be available on the Brooklyn Rail, one chapter at a time for free beginning January 2011.