- This event has passed.
Guerilla Reads presents The End of Water
December 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
“The End of Water” is a reading of a series of short stories on the theme of water and our relationship to it. In these stories we meet a weatherman who tells uncomfortable truths, a species of whale that may be extinct (and may always have been), a carwash laborer seeking justice for his father, and a scientist testing her theory that we can solve the problem by turning wine into water. These stories are, by turn, powerful, hilarious, informative and heartbreaking.
At the VisionLA event the authors will read their stories aloud and answer questions from the audience. “The End of Water” will be free and open to the public, held in the Grotto Amphitheatre at Vista Hermosa Natural Park. At this outdoor park venue the natural world around us is intentionally part of the event experience. Vista Hermosa was specially designed to function as a self-contained watershed, ensuring that any water falling on the park percolates into the ground and replenishes the underlying aquifer or is captured for irrigation.
Bronwyn Mauldin is the author of the forthcoming novel, Off the Grid, a book about power, both electrical and political. Her prior books are a novel, Love Songs of the Revolution, and the short story collection The Streetwise Cycle. Mauldin won The Coffin Factory magazine’s 2012 very short story contest and her work has appeared in Literature for Life, Akashic Books, Necessary Fiction and others. She is creator of GuerrillaReads, the online video literary magazine. When she’s not writing, Mauldin is Director of Research and Evaluation at the LA County Arts Commission.
Three LA writers will join Mauldin: Henry Hoke is the author of the forthcoming The Book of Endless Sleepovers, and he directs Enter>text, a living literary journal in LA. Chris Iovenko is a writer and filmmaker in Los Angeles with a range of documentary and narrative film credits and awards. A.R. Taylor is an award-winning humor writer who has written novels, short stories and was head writer on two Emmy winning series for public television.