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The Rattling Wall, Issue 5, at SKYLIGHT

On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, PEN Center USA and Narrow Books will present The Rattling Wall, Issue 5, at Skylight Books (1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90027). The reading will begin at 7:30 PM and will feature contributors David Ulin, Cecil Castellucci, Rita Williams, David Francis, Julianne Ortale, and Susan Berman. Come & celebrate!

The Rattling Wall, Issue 5, includes new work by artist Kristina Collantes. The journal is published by Narrow Books and funded by PEN Center USA.

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The Rattling Wall, Issue 5, at STORIES

On Thursday, August 13, 2015, PEN Center USA and Narrow Books will present The Rattling Wall, Issue 5, at Stories Books and Cafe (1716 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026). The reading will begin at 7:30 PM and will feature contributors Scott O’Connor, Christopher Lepkowski, Matthew Specktor, & Katie Bain. Come & celebrate!

The Rattling Wall, Issue 5, includes new work by artist Kristina Collantes. The journal is published by Narrow Books and funded by PEN Center USA.

JOIN US and RSVP here.

THE RATTLING WALL, Issue 5: Reading & Release

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Wednesday, July 29, PEN Center USA and Narrow Books will present The Rattling Wall, Issue 5: Reading & Release at The Hotel Figueroa (939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, California 90015). The event is free. RSVP Now! Doors will open at 7:30 PM; the reading will begin at 8 PM and will feature contributors Derrick C. Brown, Shanna Mahin, Katie Bain, Amelia Gray, and Rita Williams. Plus, Will Alexander, Douglas Kearney, and Dr. Ashaki Jackson reading Wanda Coleman.

Introducing KRISTINA COLLANTES, featured artist for The Rattling Wall, Issue 5

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Narrow Books is proud to introduce the featured artist for Issue 5 of The Rattling Wall, Kristina Collantes.

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Kristina Collantes was born in Cabiao Nueva Ecija, Philippines, in 1987. She currently lives and works as a full-time illustrator in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Juxtapoz Magazine, HiFructose Magazine, and elsewhere. Collantes has collaborated with PlayStation, Visa, MasterCard, GQ Magazine, Comedy Central, and The Flaming Lips. She currently works as an inker and colorist for Image Comics. Kristina loves creating colorful Martian worlds through traditional and digital mediums and, despite being an island girl, really hates sunlight.

VISIT Kristina ONLINE: http://www.kristinacollantes.com

Slate announced for The Rattling Wall Issue 5

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Narrow Books is proud to present the slate for The Rattling Wall, Issue 5, with three unpublished poems by Wanda Coleman, new work by Robert Pinsky, and many more!

KEN GARDUNO: The Art of The Rattling Wall!

7 Jun

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Please join PEN Center USA and Narrow Books for KEN GARDUNO: The Art of THE RATTLING WALL.

One night only! June 7, 2014 / 7-10pm

Slow Culture
5906 N. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Ken Garduno was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated with honors in illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His work has been featured in many commercial projects, including album covers, T-shirt designs, and publications from the Penguin Group, L.A. Weekly, and the Village Voice. He has exhibited in solo and group shows at LeBasse Projects, WWA Gallery, Cella Gallery, Gallery 1988, and elsewhere. He is known for his portraits of lusty women, extraterrestrial beings, and otherworldly vistas. Gouache and ink are his favorite mediums to work with. He illustrates at his studio near downtown Los Angeles.

For the fourth issue of The Rattling Wall, Garduno created twenty new illustrations using a variety of brush pens, drawing pens, and sketch markers. The cover artwork, created specifically for this book, is done in gouache on printmaking paper.

Opening night reception! New artwork, book signing, readings, and drinks!

RSVP not required, but you may check in with our Facebook invite. Street parking is available; please take note of signs.

More info:
www.therattlingwall.com, www.narrowbooks.com

The Rattling Wall in San Diego

28 Mar

On March 28, 2014, PEN Center USA and Narrow Books will present The Rattling Wall at San Diego Writers, Ink & Inspirations Gallery (2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suites 202 & 204).

The reading will begin at 7 PM and will feature contributors Ben Loory, Ruth Nolan, Leah Griesmann, Jeremy Radin, Ron Gutierrez, and Amy Wallen.

Michelle Meyering will host the reading. She is the founding editor of The Rattling Wall and Director of Programs and Events at PEN Center USA. Meyering has produced over 200 literary events across Southern California. She currently teaches in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program in Los Angeles.

The Rattling Wall is published by Narrow Books and funded by PEN Center USA.

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LYNDSEY LESH: The Art of The Rattling Wall

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LYNDSEY LESH: The Art of The Rattling Wall at Synchronicity Gallery, Sat. April 14th, 7-10pm – Join PEN Center USA and Narrow Books for this one night only event, LYNDSEY LESH: The Art of The Rattling Wall. The show will feature artwork from Issue 2 of The Rattling Wall literary journal, as well as new work featured on Off Thee Wall, personal pieces, and a mural on the gallery’s outside wall. RSVP Now! Also, don’t miss the bookmark making workshop at Synchronicity with Lyndsey on Sun. April 15, from Noon-3 PM.

THE RATTLING WALL at Skylight Books

17 March

THE RATTLING WALL at Skylight Books, Saturday, March 17, 7pm – Join The Rattling Wall on Saturday, March 17 at Skylight Books in Los Feliz. J. Ryan Stradal and Natashia Deon (The Rattling Wall, Issue 2) will read from their own work; other readers include Alan Soldofsky, George Ducker, Romus Simpson and Issue 2 featured artist Lyndsey Lesh! Plus green beer to celebrate St. Pat’s! More info and RSVP now!