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The Rattling Wall, Issue 4 @ Book Soup!

11 Feb

The final stop on The Rattling Wall Issue 4 book tour will be at Book Soup!


On February 11, 2014, PEN Center USA and Narrow Books will present The Rattling Wall, Issue 4, at Book Soup (8818 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90069). The reading will begin at 7 PM and will feature contributors Corey Campbell, Ruth Nolan, Anne-Marie Kinney, Minh Pham, T.D. Anderson, and Martin Pousson.

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, Issue 4, includes new work by artist Ken Garduno. The journal is published by Narrow Books and funded by PEN Center USA.

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The Rattling Wall, Issue 4 at Skylight Books!

4 Feb

The Rattling Wall continues its book tour this Tuesday, February 4th at Skylight Books!


PEN Center USA & Narrow Books proudly present The Rattling Wall, Issue 4, at Skylight Books! Featuring readings by Ben Loory, Mehnaz Sahibzada, Ben Pack, Brady Hammes, Ron Gutierrez, George Ducker, and Erika Schickel.


50% off for the Holidays at Narrow Books!


‘Tis the season for Narrow Books Holiday discounts!

For the 5 days leading up to The Rattling Wall Issue 4 release on December 13th, Narrow Books is excited to announce 50% off Rattling Wall issues and all Narrow Books titles.* Visit our shop to browse!


*Discount excludes the “Yeti Logic” limited edition import and Rattling Wall subscriptions, which are already at super-low charter subscriber rates!

The Rattling Wall Issue 4 Reading and Release–this Friday!

13 Dec.

The Rattling Wall 4 is almost here!


This Friday, December 13, PEN Center USA and Narrow Books will present The Rattling Wall, Issue 4: Reading & Release at The Gallery at Bootleg Theater (2214 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057). The event is free. RSVP Now! Doors will open at 6:30 PM; the reading will begin at 7 PM and will feature contributors Susan Straight (Between Heaven and Here), Anne-Marie Kinney (Radio Iris), David Francis (Stray Dog Winter), Dana Johnson (Elsewhere, California), Heather Simons, Jeremy Radin (Slowdance with Sasquatch), and James Ragan (Too Long a Solitude).

Issue 4, includes new writing by T. Duncan Anderson Jr., Arielle Bernstein, Laura Bogart, Corey Campbell, George Ducker, Megan Falley, David Francis, Leah Griesmann, Ron Gutierrez, Brady Hammes, Nathalie Handal, Dana Johnson, Joe Kelly, Anne-Marie Kinney, Hunter Liguore, Ben Loory, Ruth Nolan, Ben Pack, Minh Pham, Martin Pousson, Jeremy Radin, James Ragan, Mehnaz Sahibzada, Erika Schickel, Heather Simons, Susan Straight, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Tolkin, Bruce Weigl, and Wendy Xu.


Ken Garduno is the featured artist for The Rattling Wall, Issue 4. In 2006, Garduno graduated with honors in illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After graduating, Ken pursued a career as a freelance illustrator/gallery artist. His work has been shown in galleries internationally, as well as in various publications, album art, and T-shirt designs.

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Slate announced for The Rattling Wall Issue 4



Narrow Books is proud to present the slate for The Rattling Wall, Issue 4, which includes new work by Anne-Marie Kinney, Arielle Bernstein, Ben Loory, Ben Pack, Brady Hammes, Bruce Weigl, Corey Campbell, Dana Johnson, David Francis, Erika Schickel, George Ducker, Heather Simons, Hunter Liguore, James Ragan, Jeremy Radin, Joe Kelly, Laura Bogart, LeahGriesmann, Martin Pousson, Megan Falley, Mehnaz Sahibzada, Michael Tolkin, Minh Pham, Nathalie Handal, Ron Gutierrez, Ruth Nolan, Susan Straight, T. Duncan Anderson Jr., and Wendy Xu.

The artist for The Rattling Wall, Issue 4, will be announced in the coming weeks, as will the release date for the book and details regarding The Rattling Wall,

Issue 4: Reading & Release. Previous launches have been held at the Hammer Museum, The Standard Hotel (Hollywood), and Hollywood Forever.

BEN TEGEL: The Art of The Rattling Wall!

23 Feb.


Please join PEN Center USA and Narrow Books for the premiere of The Art of the Rattling Wall, featuring Issue 3 artist Ben Tegel.

Opening Reception: Feb. 23, 2013 / 7-10pm

Synchronicity Gallery
713 N. Heliotrope Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Illustrator Ben Tegel was born and raised in St. Louis. He studied painting at Washington University and, following graduation, left for Los Angeles to start a rock n’ roll band. Currently he illustrates for books and magazines (Flaunt, Beautiful/Decay), for music venues (House of Blues, Viper Room), for T-shirts (Vans, Hello Minor, B/D Apparel, Das Monk), and for himself. He lives in the Brookside area of L.A. with his wife, infant daughter, and two small dogs.

For the third issue of The Rattling Wall, Tegel created eighteen new illustrations using India ink and watercolor washes of Payne’s gray. The journal’s inside covers feature preliminary drawings and reference sketches. The outside cover artwork is an original watercolor piece.

Opening night reception! New artwork, book signing, readings,
and Mai Tai ice cream from Scoops!

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

The show will run from February 23 – March 24, 2013.

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The Rattling Wall at Skylight Books

2 Feb.

Next stop on The Rattling Wall, Issue 3, Book Tour? Skylight Books!


Join Narrow Books for readings by Benj Hewitt, Rhoda Huffey, Mandy Kahn, Amelia Morris, and Rachel Reynolds.


RSVP here for this FREE event. We’d love to see you there.

The Rattling Wall at BOOK SOUP

13 Dec.

Next stop on The Rattling Wall, Issue 3, Book Tour? Book Soup!

Join Narrow Books in celebrating readings from The Rattling Wall, featuring contributors Amy Wallen, Brian Rooney, Panio Gianopoulos, Joseph Lapin, Kate Reeves, and Suzanne Lummis.


RSVP here for this FREE event. We’d love to see you there.