Recently published essayists Arianne Zwartjes and Aisha Sabatini Sloan kicked off their summer book tour with “Poetry, Prose, Breath, and the Filmmaker” on June 17th at 7 pm, an evening of art and pranayama at ArtShare LA. Zwartjes and Sloan read alongside poets Drew Krewer and Lauren Eggert-Crowe, essayist and yoga teacher Zoë Ruiz and filmmaker Victoria Garza.
Drew Krewer is author of Ars Warholica (Spork Press, 2010) and co-editor of The Destroyer, an online magazine of text, art, and public opinion. His writing has appeared in DIAGRAM, Poor Claudia, and kill author. He works as a librarian in Los Angeles.
Lauren Eggert-Crowe is the author of two poetry chapbooks, The Exhibit (Hyacinth Girl Press) and In The Songbird Laboratory (Dancing Girl Press). Her poetry and prose have appeared in The Rumpus, Salon, L.A. Review of Books, The Nervous Breakdown, Sixth Finch, Interrupture, DIAGRAM, Terrain.org, and Eleven Eleven, among others. She is the Reviews Editor at TROP.
Zoë Ruiz is the Saturday Editor for The Rumpus and staff member of FOUND. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Two Serious Ladies, and Fine Print. Currently she’s working on her interview project “Learn People Better” and curates READINGS, a Los Angeles based reading series. She lives in Los Angeles and when she is not writing, she teaches yoga.
Victoria Garza is a writer, filmmaker and multimedia producer. She is currently completing a feature documentary on immigrant street food vendors and developing a television pilot on the telenovela industry. She resides in Los Angeles.
Arianne Zwartjes is in northern New Mexico serving as the director of the wilderness program at the United World College. The University of Iowa Press published her essay collection, Detailing Trauma: A Poetic Anatomy in the fall of 2012.
Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s essays have appeared in Ninth Letter, Identity Theory, Michigan Quarterly Review, and The Southern Review. Her first book of essays, The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2013.