7pm Saturday\, January 28th\, 2012

Avenue 50 Studio
131 North Avenue 50
Highland P ark\, LA\, CA





SARA FINNERTY is a writer from Queens\, living in Los Angeles. Her essays and fictio n orbit the themes of adolescence\, madness\, food\, addiction\, family\, s torytelling\, alternate realities and magic. Links to selected published wo rk\, readings\, and an episode of a Mortified web series can be found at ma <\;>\; . She is the co-curator of the Griffith Park Storytelling series\, a teacher at v arious non-profits and afterschools around Los Angeles\, and is at work on her second novel.

SERGIO HERNANDEZ is known as ShoneOne in 376 countries. He was born in a small paper boat in the middle of the Bleeding Black Sea. He almost died there\, except he wrote his way o ut of it. ShoneOne is an artist\, escape and otherwise. Los Angeles. 1981.  Deus ex Machina.

JOE MILAZZO‘s writings may be read in the pages of Electronic Book Review\, HTMLGiant\, Antennae\, Dr unken Boat\, Super Arrow\, H_NGM_N\, Everyday Genius\, Black Clock\, t he anthologies Chronometry and Conversations At The Wartime Ca fe and elsewhere. Joe lives and works in Dallas\, TX\, and his virtual location is zzo/.

DANIEL JOSE RUIZ likes stories \; it really isn’t more complicated than that. He writes stories about what ever comes to mind and in whatever way seems best at the moment. He writes about people\, about what makes them\, about what kills them\, and about wh at saves them\, if anything. He loves ugly truths and uglier lies.  Because he is an assistant professor at Los Angeles City College\, he really only writes during winter and summer. He learned a lot about writing at CalArts\ , and he learned a lot about random things growing up all over the southwes t\, but he mostly likes staying in Los Angeles.

DANTE ZU ÑIGA-WEST is a novelist\, short story writer and journalist who gr ew up in Los Angeles and ran away to the Pacific Northwest. Known in remote parts of Oregon as the Backwoods Blaxican\, his interests include bear hun ting\, bow-fishing\, underground hip hop and surviving the end of the world . His work often touches on his experiences as a professional musician\, bo uncer\, and muay thai kickboxing instructor.

He is the Music and Visual Arts Editor of Eugene Weekly alternative newspaper\, and l ead vocalist for the environmentalist hip hop group Resident Anti-Hero. His short stories have been published in Black Clock Literary Magazine\, E ast of the Web\, Dropout\, Bang\, and Out of Nothing.
He has recently completed an unpublished collection of stories entitled \, Lovers &\; Fighters.

He does not believe in surre nder.



LOCATION:Avenue 50 Studio\,131 N. Avenue 50 \nLos Angeles\, CA 90042 SUMMARY:REANIMATE: A Reading of 5\, SARA FINNERTY\, Sergio Hernandez\, Joe Milazzo\, DANIEL RUIZ\, DANTE ZUÑIGA-WEST END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR