Everybody’s talking about Slake. Presumably everybody is reading it too—what else is one to do with Los Angeles’s very own brand new quarterly literary journal? In addition to being something of a precious object, it is full of good, interesting, varied writing. And I can say without bias that two of my favorite pieces so far (I’m about halfway done reading it) were written by heavy-hitting Pasadena residents: “Fallen Fruit” by Jonathan Gold and “Separation” by Michelle Huneven (technically an Altadenan). Both Gold and Huneven, along with contributors Jervey Tervalon, Luke Davies, John Powers (another Pasadenan) and Erica Zora Wrightson (born in Pasadena), will be speaking about their pieces at Vroman’s this Friday. Slake is all about storytelling, grounded in place: Huneven’s short story is set in Pasadena, including a scene at Vroman’s, while Gold’s essay revolves around a painting at the Norton Simon. Pasadena at its literary finest.
Group Event for Slake: Los Angeles
Friday, August 13, 7 p.m.
695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena