I mentioned a few notes on the MMIX Writers’ Blog about the EV Final Reading at the Hammer, but I’ll write more here.
A night to definitely bookmark in my experiences as a writer in Los Angeles. Running 20 minutes late, I missed sound check and was immediately rushed to the Green Room. How fancy. It was absolutely terrifying seeing so many people in the crowd. I hear there were 200 people — our biggest audience yet. Mom and family were out there too!
I read four poems from the aswang project I’m writing; two from Ascela’s voice, one from Leticia and the last in the anthropologist’s persona.
I am so blessed to be writing in a safe, creative and encouraging space of writers — all of whom have supported me in my writing, and in my actual living in L.A.
I can truly say that I found home here.