Plus Meet Nevin Schreiner, Writers' Guild Award winning author of Flight 93, has worked in Hollywood for thirty two years. He's written some fifteen produced TV episodes and movies of the week and also wrote the production polish for the cult classic, The Hitcher. Three of his movies were nominated for Ace Awards, the Cable predecessor to the Emmys. One was among the highest rated movies of the week for its year.
Before coming to Los Angeles, he taught English at Rutgers and St. Peters College, was a University Fellow at Columbia, and received an M.A. from Oxford and a B.A. from Dartmouth. He also presently writes art criticism. An essay of his appears in the book chronicling the painting of Charles Garabedian.
Nevin is the author of two novels, SERIAL, a work about a serial killer and serial killer novels generally, and A GERMAN FAMILY, which depicts three days in the life of a family living in Berlin in 1944. He will be reading from his novels.
Come to Gatsby Books in Long Beach to revel in Weird Fiction. Featured readers include: John Skipp, Laura Lee Bahr, Andrew J. Stone, Amanda Choo Quan, and Seth Blake.
Good beer, cheap wine, and tasty treats will be provided. And after the reading, we will head to a nearby bar to keep the party going!
John Skipp is a bestselling author (THE LIGHT AT THE END, THE ART OF HORRIBLE PEOPLE), award-winning filmmaker (TALES OF HALLOWEEN), and editor of the genre-melting Fungasm Press. From splatterpunk founding father to bizarro elder stateman, Skipp has influenced a generation of horror and counterculture artists around the world.
Laura Lee Bahr is the author of Haunt, Long Form Religious Porn, and the upcoming story collection Angel Meat. In addition to books, she is the writer and director of the movie Boned, which is available everywhere.
Andrew J. Stone is the author of the novella The Mortuary Monster. His short stories have appeared in Hobart, Red Fez, Drunk Monkeys, and New Dead Families, among other places. If he were a corpse, he'd be buried in a mushroom suit. If he valued money, he'd quit writing.
Amanda Choo Quan is from a tiny island off the coast of South America, where the only fun thing to do growing up was to see 80s bands play farewell tours. She'd rather not talk about how acquainted she is with 'We Built This City.' Amanda's a fellow of the Truman Capote Literary Trust, Callaloo and the Cropper Foundation, and winner of the Brodber-Pollard Award. Her work's appeared in Callaloo and livejournal. She likes her 't's the way she likes her chicken: relatively crispy.
Seth Blake is a writer from New Hampshire. His work has appeared in Trop, [out of nothing], Nat. Brut, The Rumpus, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. He has edited for the literary journal Black Clock and Mark Z. Danielewski's The Familiar' series. His absurdist, illustrated novelette, The Erotic Adventures of Batman, Vol. 1 was released in 2016 by Rhymes with Drop Books.