Joyland Magazine: LA vs NYC Edition

April 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Joyland Magazine presents: LA vs NYC
Readings by Lisa Locascio, David Burr Gerrard, Kirsten Kearse, Michelle Lyn King. Hosted by Emily Schultz

There is probably no more entrenched cultural rivalry between cities than the one between Los Angeles and New York City. But beyond the shallow cliches—that New York invents to feel better about living in squalor—there is one thing that Joyland has known for years: no one from LA knows how to answer an email. The fact is both cities produce some of the best writing in North America so let’s celebrate what unites us: that we can’t afford either place.

Longtime Los Angeles resident LISA LOCASCIO is the author of the forthcoming novel, Open Me (Grove Press). She is Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University and the co-publisher of Joyland.

New York native KIRSTEN KEARSE lives in Los Angeles and is a filmmaker, playwright, and TV writer, most recently at Blunt Talk starring Patrick Stewart. Her play, A Void, starring Veep’s Mary Holland, debuted last summer.

DAVID BURR GERRARD is the author of the novels The Epiphany Machine (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2017) and Short Century (Rare Bird, 2014). He teaches creative writing at The New School, the 92nd Street Y, and Catapult. He lives in Queens, NY with his wife.

MICHELLE LYN KING is the Managing Editor at Joyland, and has formerly worked at the Bennington Review and Catapult. Her essays and stories have appeared in Brooklyn Magazine, Hobart, The Rumpus, and Shabby Doll House.

Host EMILY SCHULTZ is the co-founder of Joyland and the author of the novel The Blondes (St. Martin’s Press) and is currently developing it for series at AMC Networks’ Shudder.

Questions: contact Fiction Director Suzanne Dottino

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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