SLAKE: LOS ANGELES--A CITY AND ITS STORIES presents
GABRIEL HART (Jail Weddings) w/AMANDA FRANCES (Crooked Cowboy)
ALEX MASLANSKY (Horse Thieves)
KURT MANGUM (Belt Vs. Knife)
SLAKE AFTER DARK at
3245 Casitas Ave.
Atwater Village, 90039
This will be Mattson's last public appearance for a while as he and lovely fiancee Devri (multi-talented analog photographer featured in SLAKE #s 2 "Crossing Over" and 4 "Dirt") prepare to welcome their first child. AND SO let this be a blow-up of a blowout celebration as Mattson tears through a retrospective of his work thus far, including selections from the story collection EAT HELL, his novel EMPTY THE SUN, excerpts from his various contributions to SLAKE, slices from THE SPEED CHRONICLES, and a preview of his novel-in-progress HEXICO, plus a few surprises!
Bookending the event will be LIVE music from ALEX MASLANSKY/HORSE THIEVES and GABRIEL HART (Jail Weddings) & AMANDA FRANCES (Crooked Cowboy), with musical accompaniment during the reading by KURT MANGUM/BELT VS. KNIFE!