Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 28 - Diane Lefer Reads
Wednesday at 8 PM on Bibliocracy: DIANE LEFER. Tonight is a special performance edition of the program, a complete reading of a full-length short story by a local favorite writer with a national reputation. Diane Lefer is an author, playwright, and activist whose most recent short-story collection, California Transit, was awarded the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and published by Sarabande Books. With Colombian exile Hector Aristizábal she is co-author of the nonfiction book, The Blessing Next to the Wound (Lantern Books, 2010) named by Amnesty International as a book to read during Banned Books Week. Their theatrical collaboration, Nightwind, has toured the U.S., Canada, and the world, including performances for human rights organizations in Colombia and Afghanistan. Her short crime novel, Nobody Wakes Up Pretty, is forthcoming from Rainstorm Press. Diane lives in Los Angeles and leads arts and social justice workshops in the US and Latin America. Tonight she reads, "Eydie Gorme Was a Little Spanish Girl," published recently in the Platte Valley Review. For more on Diane: http://dianelefer.weebly.com/. Thanks for listening live on the radio, online or as a free download from the station’s archives. Feel free to leave comments or suggestions on the Bib blog site.