How I Made it – Story Telling Event


If you like The Moth, This American Life, Snap Judgement, Serial …or just love authentic storytelling, this is the place for you. Always free to attend, always an open mic story telling slot at the end for you to tell one of your stories and always a full bar … to get you loosened up and hydrated. Table seating and standing room. All ages.

January’s event is guest curated by Steven Deeble.
Musical entertainment before the talks will be provided by Lili De La Mora.

Featured speakers include:

Steven Deeble, on researching and writing his historical detective thriller, ‘Persistence of Vision’, available at MADE.
Nancy Lynée Woo will talk about creating the Long Beach Literary Arts Center.

Lili De La Mora, walking the audience through her songwriting process.

Raindog, who will talk about how he created Lummox Press and has continued to publishing poetry for over 23 years.

Bios
Steven Deeble is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and multi-media artist. He is a Long Beach native.
He published his first novel, ‘Persistence of Vision’, in 2017.
Author website

Nancy Lynée Woo is a poet, freelance writer, editor, blogger, and community organizer. She was selected as a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow for 2015. Nancy started and currently manages a social justice-focused literary press, Lucid Moose Lit. She is a co-founder of Long Beach Literary Arts Center and a lead
organizer for FORTHE Media. She holds a degree in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz, and lives in Long Beach, California.
Poetry website

Lili De La Mora is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has performed in various combinations with Long Beach musicians for two decades. Her bands have included Side Car and current project, Miniature Houses. Lili also DJs and recently performed as a member of the Greater California Christmas Choir.
Lili’s music can be heard on YouTube, Spotify, and other websites.

Raindog took his name from an album by Tom Waits. He won the first Charles Bukowski Poetry Contest. He founded Lummox Press 23 years ago. Since then he has published poetry by a wide variety of local poets in his Little Red Book series, as well as full-sized volumes featuring collections by the likes of the late Scott
Wannberg. He has published six editions of the Lummox Poetry Journal, an annual glossy magazine-format collection of poetry and short prose from around the world. Raindog will talk about how he created Lummox Press and has continued to publish poetry for over 23 years.
Lummox Press on the WWW: Lummox Press

How Punk Rock Made Us

How Punk Rock Made Us: Story Telling and Book Signing Event
Curated by – Stacy Russo

Join us for our monthly story telling event! This month we celebrate the publication of We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene with the author Stacy Russo and several women featured in the book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Featured Speakers
Stacy Russo, professor and librarian at Santa Ana College, is a writer, artist, poet, and love activist. She grew up in the Southern California punk rock scene of the 1980s, which has been a big influence on her life. Stacy takes her coffee black and likes to nap at the ocean.

Cate Garcia was born in Torrance, California. She was blown away when she saw the Go-Go’s perform at the Whisky at age sixteen. She didn't fit in, but knew she wanted to. She currently
owns a pet grooming salon in San Pedro.

D.D. Wood is a writer and teacher for the Long Beach Unified School District. Formerly a solo recording artist with Hollywood Records, she is currently the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for
Gypsy Trash.

Laura Beth Bachman lives in Downtown Long Beach with her partner, Matt Irwin. She is the drummer for the all girl surf/punk band The Neptunas. Laura is a truth seeker and beat keeper
who believes it takes grit to be a woman in this world.

Melanie B was born in Ft. Gordon, Georgia. She was raised in Huntington Beach and grew up going to shows at Fender’s in Long Beach. Melanie is currently a hairstylist, a vegan athlete, and
a devoted wife and mom.

If you like The Moth, This American Life, Snap Judgement, Serial …or just love authentic storytelling, this is the place for you. Always free to attend, always an open mic story telling slot at the end for you to tell one of your stories and always a full bar … to get you loosened up and hydrated. Table seating and standing room. All ages.

Free 2 hour parking is located in the public parking lot on 3rd just before Pine Ave.

How Punk Rock Made US


How Punk Rock Made Us: Story Telling and Book Signing Event
Curated by – Stacy Russo

Join us for our monthly story telling event on Friday, December 8! This month we celebrate the publication of We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene with the author Stacy Russo and several women featured in the book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Featured Speakers
Stacy Russo, professor and librarian at Santa Ana College, is a writer, artist, poet, and love activist. She grew up in the Southern California punk rock scene of the 1980s, which has been a big influence on her life. Stacy takes her coffee black and likes to nap at the ocean.

Cate Garcia was born in Torrance, California. She was blown away when she saw the Go-Go’s perform at the Whisky at age sixteen. She didn't fit in, but knew she wanted to. She currently
owns a pet grooming salon in San Pedro.

D.D. Wood is a writer and teacher for the Long Beach Unified School District. Formerly a solo recording artist with Hollywood Records, she is currently the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for
Gypsy Trash.

Laura Beth Bachman lives in Downtown Long Beach with her partner, Matt Irwin. She is the drummer for the all girl surf/punk band The Neptunas. Laura is a truth seeker and beat keeper
who believes it takes grit to be a woman in this world.

Melanie B was born in Ft. Gordon, Georgia. She was raised in Huntington Beach and grew up going to shows at Fender’s in Long Beach. Melanie is currently a hairstylist, a vegan athlete, and
a devoted wife and mom.

If you like The Moth, This American Life, Snap Judgement, Serial …or just love authentic storytelling, this is the place for you. Always free to attend, always an open mic story telling slot at the end for you to tell one of your stories and always a full bar … to get you loosened up and hydrated. Table seating and standing room. All ages.

Free 2 hour parking is located in the public parking lot on 3rd just before Pine Ave.