A May Old Time At Stories

HOMO CENTRIC – A May Old Time!

Thursday, May 20

A literary evening /reading for the GBLT set; this month featuring a lesbian comic, a former priest & everyone in-between. Yes, really. In-between. See, the funny lady goes 1st, the formerly frocked fellow is last & 3 other equally talented writers are between them (it’s an alphabet thing)-Like a big homo-Oreo! Be a smart cookie & join us. – Stories Email Blast

Stories Books and Café
1716 Sunset Blvd

Keep reading to learn about more upcoming events at Stories.

Thurs May 27; 7pm; We Needed to Scream for Ice Cream so we decided to give it away ! Please join us for an early evening ice cream tasting and soiree courtesy of Bittersweet Treats

Baker and ice cream maven Danielle will have free samples of her lovely ice cream flavors – you may get a taste of Honey Lavender, Candied Ginger or Salted Caramel. The mainstays of Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry will sure to be on hand as well. The flavors are fresh and rich.  ALL ICE CREAMS are made with whole milk, heavy cream, cane sugar, egg yolks and fresh flavorings. No stabilizers, artificial flavorings or dyes are used.

And for you non dairy types, we’ll have popsicles and sorbet!

Plus music on the patio from our new friends: UNDER WATER myspace.com/UnderWaterTastic; youtube.com/UnderWatersounds

If you love Billie Holiday, the ukulele, old time music with soul and summer nights, I don’t think you need to be anywhere but on on our patio that evening!

Fri May 28; 8pm
The Black & Tan Hosted By Bryan Sander & Brett-Candace
Featuring: Armine Iknadossian   *    Zachary Kluckman * Devin O’Neill *   Mariana Ruiz * Open reading to follow

Tues June 8 at 7pm: Joseph Mattson, James Greer

Our favorite cool dude and writer Joseph Mattson reads from & signs Empty the Sun: A Novel with Soundtrack by Six Organs of Admittance with a special screening of a Super8 film set to Six Organs of Admittance music!
Plus James Greer, author of Artificial Light and Guided by Voices: A Brief History, reads from & signs his latest novel, The Failure

June 10; 7pm  “Big Hair and Plastic Grass”
Award winning rock journalist, professor of pop culture and probably the owner of a few paisley shirts, we’re happy to host a signing /party for Dan Epstein and his book, “ Big Hair and Plastic Grass: Baseball and America in the Swinging 70s”   http://www.bighairplasticgrass.com/.  Anyone who remembers Steve Garvey or was a member of the Dodger / Pepsi Fan Club won’t want to miss this. Complimentary peanuts and beer while it lasts. Reading is followed by dancing at the funk/ soul night at the Short Stop!

Weds June 23; Reading / signing with Rob Gokee “In the Belly of the Fail Whale: How Twitter Changed My Life In One Year”   http://inthebellyofthefailwhale.com/
Hear a first hand account how this music composer for film had his life fall apart and then get it pieced together again via Twitter !  Get some “how to steps” on how to tweet!

Thurs July 1; 7pm MICHAEL LARGO
It’s not everyday we get an email from a recipient of the BRAM STOKER AWARD – Superior Achievement in Non Fiction according to the Horror Writer’s Association so we responded with a YES – let’s do a reading ! an event!  Michael Largo is the author of such titles as “GENIUS & HEROIN”, “FINAL EXITS: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA ON HOW WE DIE”  and his most recent title, “GOD’S LUNATICS: Lost Souls, False Prophets, Martyred Saints, Murderous Cults, Demonic Nuns and other Victim’s of Man’s Search for the Devine”  www.michaellargo.com We think all this talk about death and dying will just reaffirm our philosophy on life!

Tues July 7, 7:30pm
Erik Davis reading/ signing from his book, “We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988 – 2001”

Plus dj Grant Hart from Jail Weddings