Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain coming to A Rrose in a Prose on August 16!

Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil are the co-authors of the internationally renowned Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk and the newly released Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose.

August 16: A Rrose in a Prose, ZZyZx WriterZ, L.A. Zine Fest, Poetry Palooza @ Echo Park Rising: Just Good Enough

Think workshops, open mics, and other forms of collaborative art, all slated to happen right after our amazing features conclude, including a rare open mic. Be there at 2 p.m. to sign up!

Author Bio: Allison Wolfe

After the demise of Bratmobile and riot grrrl, Allison continued to be active in bands such as Cold Cold Hearts, Deep Lust, Partyline, and Cool Moms. In 1999-2000, she initiated Ladyfest, a non-profit, DIY indie feminist music festival. She has also written columns for Punk Planet, Fag School, and Shojo Beat. Allison currently lives in Los Angeles where she has started a new band and is working on an oral history of riot grrrl.

Reader Bio: Kim Cooper

When the third generation Angeleno isn’t combing old newspapers for forgotten scandals, she is a passionate advocate for historic preservation of signage, vernacular architecture and writer’s homes. Between 1992 and 2006, Kim was the editrix of Scram, a journal dedicated to “rooting out the cashews in the bridge mix of unpopular culture.” Career highlights include lunching with Rod McKuen, holding Tiny Tim’s freakishly soft hands and reuniting The Music Machine.

Reader Bio: David Markey

David Markey has sustained a truly independent career in the shadow of Hollywood and against the backdrop of corporate America for over three decades.

Gene Sculatti will be joining us at Zine Fest!

Gene is so prolific, it’s hard to pin down a simplified bio. But highlights include magazines like Creem, Rolling Stone, and the New York Rocker, and names like “John Lennon” and “the Ramones.”

A Rrose in a Prose is gonna be curating at L.A. Zine Fest!

Yep! At next weekend’s biggest L.A. Zine Fest ever, A Rrose in a Prose will be hostin’ with the mostin’, bringing you some fine fine music-oriented authors of zines past and very past, who will be reading some of their pivotal early works: David Markey (We Got Power! Films) Kim Cooper (Esotouric’s Secret Los Angeles, […]

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