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This annual evening of the most talented women from Los Angeles and beyond came to M Bar as part of WordTheatre Lit by Lulu. Top actors brought the words of the best female writers to life:

  • Hallee Hirsh (ER, JAG) performing a story by Ramona Ausubel – Author of the novel No One is Here Except All of Us, from Riverhead Books, with the collection of stories A Guide to Being Born.  Her work has appeared in The New YorkerOne StoryThe Best American Fantasy and elsewhere.
  • Cassidy Freeman (Smallville) performing a story by Alethea Black – Black’s debut collection, I Knew You’d Be Lovely, on Broadway Books.  Her work has won the Arts & Letters Prize, has been cited as distinguished in The Best American Short Stories, and has appeared in The Kenyon ReviewThe Antioch Review and Narrative, among others.
  • Hina Abdullah (Margaret) performing a story by K. Kvashay-Boyle – A recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Kvashay-Boyle has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in Best of McSweeney’sBest American Non-Required Reading and Politically Inspired Fiction. Her story “Saint Chola” is currently in development as a feature film
  • Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) performing a story by Tara Ison – Ison is the recipient of a 2008 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times’ “Best First Fiction” Award for her first novel, A Child out of Alcatraz. Her words have appeared in Tin House, The Kenyon Review, Nerve.com, Black Clock, Publisher’s Weekly, LA Weekly,  Los Angeles Times and numerous anthologies.

Produced and Directed by Cedering Fox.


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