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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday, November 3: Slake premiere - Part I

Tonight at 8 o’clock the first of a special two-part interview show with the editors of the new Southern California quarterly Slake, and featuring contributors to the premiere issue of the magazine. My guests include Slake founder-editors Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa, both former LA Weekly editors, writers themselves with impressive and varied histories, Ochoa at Gourmet and Donnelly at New Times and Bikini. And in the first half of this two-part edition of Bibliocracy, a reading by a Slake contributor: legendary artist, photographer and essayist C. R. Stecyk, of his “Fortress LA” photo-documentary essay. Stecyk is an artist based in Ocean Park whose work has been exhibited internationally and is included in a number of public collections. A surfboard he built and painted is in the permanent archive of the Smithsonian Institution. He has been profiled in several films, including in Dogtown and Z Boys. And, next week, in part two, of Slake-a-palooza, a reading by heavy-duty fiction contributor to the premiere issue by novelist and journalist Michelle Hunevan, author of three novels ---Blame, Jamesland and Round Rock. For more on Slake, visit the website: For more Bibliocracy (you can’t have too much!), download or listen anytime at the station’s audio archives.

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