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Believe It or Not, There is More to LA Lit Life Than Harry Potter

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Jim Ruland is one prescient lit organizer. How could he have known that the Governator would be in the news (and in hot water over his deal with American Media) when he modeled this month's Vermin on the Mount poster, the Verminator, after our our governor's signature role?

Anyway, Vermin on the Mount hosts a reading of works by Jacob Forman, Lizz Huerta, Wendy Molyneux, and Daniel Olivas.

Saturday, July 16th
8 PM
Mountain Bar Gin Ling Way off of Hill St Chinatown

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It's nice to see a lit line up including some people of color, too. The trend's repeated over at 826LA where they have 2 up-coming events:

Saturday, July 16
826LA Presents "Rhythm of the Chain: Young Writers Explore Teamwork" Book Release Party, by students at Animo Inglewood Charter High School. LA Lakers coach Phil Jackson, the progenitor of the book, wrote the introduction and, if schedule permits, will be on hand to introduce the kids. A student jazz band will be performing and drinks will be offered.from
Equator Books 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice 90291


Friday, July 22nd
TJ to LA: A Night of McSweeney's Readings with Salvador Plascencia, Joshuah Bearman, Josh Kun and Yvonne Venegas Friday, July 22 826LA, SPARC Building, 685 Venice Blvd, Venice RSVP for event to 310 305-8418 or


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Things get sexy on Saturday, July 16, over at Skylight Books where you'll find Susie Bright, Jill Soloway and Greta Christina signing a new erotica anthology " Three Kinds of Asking for It..."

Saturday, July 16, 2005
7:30 PM Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave, LA

Sunday, July 18th
You can catch more of Jim Ruland and other LA writers on Sunday at the Knitting Factory LA for the Palabrazilla Spoken Word Fest.

7 PM