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Nikol Hasler returns to A Rrose in a Prose tomorrow!

We’re very pleased to have a (long overdue!) return visit tomorrow from author, YouTube sensation, and expert pickler Nikol Hasler!

Nikol Hasler used to get up to a lot of nonsense, but has aged and mellowed into a no-nonsense type of bird. Author of “Sex: An Uncensored Introduction” and mother of three, she pays her rent on her valley apartment as the Project Manager of the web team at KCET. She’s an avid pickler and cook, and spends far too much time watching television. Also, if you want to know anything about wombats, she’s a decent source for that.

You can see her and all these other people at Stories Books on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at our A Rrose in a Prose: Luscious Leftovers event:

Carolina Hoyos (A Girl I Know)
Rick Lupert (Poetry Super Highway)
lucifer sam (Dee-Are Records)
Jason Lynn (Act of Love, with Hans-Joachim Roedelius)
Christopher Zeischegg (The Wolves That Live in Skin and Space)
Sean Carnage (the host with the most!)

Plus bring food for our potluck, and puns for our pun contest!

Don’t be a turkey. You should relish this opportunity. PEAS, for your own sake, attend this event.

STARTS AT 2 p.m.
To sign up in advance for the pun contest, email us at

Los Angeles Word Salon this weekend in Echo Park, featuring D. M. Collins

L.A.W.S. #27 is happening, and I’m a part of it! It’s during the annual Lotus Festival, but hey, is there ever a bad time to let words bloom?

My new buddy Seven Dhar and I are gonna be closing this event, but there are so many great things happening within it, and YOU could be a participant! So get to this address by 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Sir or Mim:

1836 W Sunset Blvd. LA 90026
Echo Park/Silver Lake Area (next to The Echo, and, like, down a flight of stairs into a cool secret lair!)



Seven and I perform about 9 p.m.

Read all about it here!

A Rrose in a Prose this Sunday: VALUABLE LIES

Have I told you that you look younger every day?

So does the state of writing in America, which gets stronger every day even as our populace becomes more educated and literate!

Come celebrate at Stories BooksandCafe on March 8, 2 p.m., with all these deceptive smarties, who will be reading and/or performing and/or bearing their souls and/or making pies for leprosy:

Heather Parker
Sharif Dumani
Taylor Yates
Sheree Rose (yes, THAT Sheree Rose!)
Rhea Tepp
Anna Badua
Mary Animaux
Jason Lynn
Art Currim
The Urban Street Poet, MCDC
The Rev. Dr. Lee Busch

… and probably many MORE that signed on at L.A. Zine Fest but who we’ve now TOTALLY forgot because we’re just THAT professional.

We’ll hear some amazing music from Hélène Renaut and her partner (maybe Hélène Renaut II?).

And if you’re not careful, you just might learn something.

Lit Long and Prosper!

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New A RRose in a Prose tomorrow at Stories Books

It’s been too long, fellow literati.

Tomorrow is the first A Rrose in a Prose we’ve seen in a dog’s age, and it’s happening at Stories Books in Echo Park at 2 p.m. The theme is “Not Starting Over,” because baby, we’re already pretty good as-is. Except when we’re not.

We have some of the biggest powerhouses of previous years performing and reading, plus a new surprise or three. And for those who attend, we’ll also be doing a collaborative, creative work together that will take almost none of your time and yet make you look like literary gods. We intend to start 2015 off better than that first sentence in that Kafka bug story.

In attendance, we shall have:

… and of course, your handsome red-headed host, D. M. Collins.

A Rrose in a Prose 2015 First Show IV

It’s at Stories Books, 1716 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, CA, 90026 (near the Time Mart and stuff).

Check out the Facebook invite for more info.

Coming up on March 24: A Rrose in a Prose: MAH!

After taking a hiatus in February due to Zine Fest and utter exhaustion, we’re back with a vengeance for March.

March 24, we’re bringing a huge crew of awesome authors, poets, essays, and artists of the printed page, including graphic novelist/comic book genius Tom Neely, of The BlotThe Wolf, and of course, the famed fan-fiction erotica Henry & Glenn Forever.

We’re also having a poem/performance from Ian MacKinnon! If you haven’t heard him or heard of him (e.g. from Ian MacKinnon’s Gay Hist-Orgy), then you must not have eyes or ears.

And don’t forget Allison Anders, who will be reading from her tumblr blog about owning Greta Garbo’s record collection.

And we’ve got Flannery Lunsford from Allison and Kurt Voss’ film Strutter, and a return visit from Justin Maurer, author of Seventeen Television (and, oh, like about a thousand awesome bands including Maniac, Clorox Girls, and L.A. Drugz). Don’t miss this one!

A Rrose in a Prose: MAH!

A Rrose Is a Rrose – A Feather Boa of Words for the Drab Throat of L.A.

Come on July 7 at 3 p.m. to the Hedgehog in Echo Park and see a full house of fierce literary talent! A Rrose Is a Rrose has everything, from poetry to confessional autobiography to music criticism to a marvelous idea for a new video game.