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Posts Tagged ‘Hank Cherry’

Last Night: Slake Lundi Gras Party at The Bootleg


Slake threw a big New Orleans-themed Lundi Gras party at The Bootleg theater last night. A good time had by all. Slake co-founder Joe Donnelly told us it was the lit mag’s best event yet, and we would be hard-pressed to disagree. Well over 100 people showed for an evening of art, essays, film and music–if not literally than spiritually–from the Big Easy.

The evening centered around Slake contributors Matjames and Hank Cherry, who both came to LA from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Slake Launch Party Draws Ginormous Crowd

Local literary journal Slake celebrated the publication on its second issue with a bash at the Track 16 art gallery in Santa Monica. Well over 700 partygoers showed for the shindig, which included readings by Slake contributors Rachel Resnick, James Greer, John Albert, Amy Scattergood, and FishbowlLA’s own Matthew Fleischer. We were bursting with pride over our little Matty, who drew laughs and hoots from the crowd with his reading of “Mushrooms to Mecca.” An excerpt:

In some countries they call pigeons squab and eat them as a delicacy. In America, we tend to let them feed on our scraps and then get pissed when they shit on our cars — a resource turned into a filthy, disease-ridden nuisance. You can learn a lot about a place by its birds.

And here’s our editor celebrating a reading well read. More pics after the jump.

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