The Spring 2015 issue, edited by
Andrew Tonkovich, features seventeen short and long pieces from new and
frequent favorite contributors, and showcases short stories by Stephen Cooper
(biographer of John Fante) and veteran fiction craftsman Dwight Yates (Bring Everybody), a chapter from her
novel by award-winning nonfiction writer Vicki Forman (This
Lovely Life), ribald hilarity from LA favorite Benjamin Weissman (Dear Dead Person), and a new
installment in her wild animal-occupied apocalyptic series from Alisa Slaughter
(Bad Habitats). Other notable
contributors include LA Times book
critic and essayist David L. Ulin, poet David Hernandez, and novelist Mark
The issue also proudly presents
the work of two SMC creative writing workshop students, English instructor
Dawna Kemper and Public Information Officer Grace Singh Smith.
Spring 2015 cover art: Janice Shapiro.
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Issue Launch Party: SMR Presents...
Join us for a welcome by novelist Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight) and readings by
four contributors to the newest edition of Santa
Monica Review—SMC writing instructor Dawna Kemper, Janice Shapiro
(Bummer), Dwight Yates (Bring Everybody), and David
Hernandez (Hoodwinked)—with booksigning and
refreshments. Please visit Brownpapertickets.com for ticket
Sun, April 26 | 5pm | $10
The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center
Santa Monica Review once
again hosts a booth at the Los Angeles Times
Festival of Books this Spring. Stop by to pick up a free copy of Santa Monica Review and
to meet and chat with our editorial staff and volunteers. We’d love to see you!
Sat-Sun, April 18-19 | 10am | Free
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