Friday, June 29, 2012

HEXICO by Joseph Mattson excerpted at GRAND PERFORMANCES

Dear Friends,
In summer, 2011, I was awarded a prestigious DCA COLA (City of Los Angeles) Individual Artist Fellowship for the 2011-2012 grant cycle to research and start writing my novel-in-progress, Hexico. A re-envisioning of the United States and northern Mexico, in Hexico, the Mexican-American war was averted, the 1848 Mexican Cession of the southwestern states never happened, and the present-day border between Mexico and the U.S. is the continental divide—the border itself a strip of land presently war-torn, ungovernable, mythically known as HEXICO, and where a beautiful ex-circus sideshow strongman T-girl prostitute is on the run to after experiencing a natural, biological auto-prodantry sex change and is impregnated by a chupacabra.

While this ambitious novel will remain in progress for a bit, for the closing of the COLA grant cycle I will be presenting an excerpt TONIGHT--Friday, June 29, 2012, 8:30pm (sharp!) at the one and only, the incredible and always FREE legendary summer concert series Grand Performances at California Plaza, downtown Los Angeles.

Friday, June 29, 2012, 8:30pm:
HEXICO by Joseph Mattson excerpted at GRAND PERFORMANCES at California Plaza
350 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
*followed by performances by Paul Outlaw and Raphael Xavier!