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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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Richard Rushfield’s Book Party

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Richard Rushfield‘s book party was in a swanky English pub downtown. The kind of place where the shepherd’s pie is served with a baby green salad in a tangy vinaigrette.

Anyway, the place was packed for the release party of Rushfield’s college memoir “Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost.” And yes, in keeping with the theme of the book, we had trouble finding the place.

Pictured above is Gawker editor and author Richard Rushfield and Love Junkie author Rachel Resnick.

More photos after the break…

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Go See Love Junkie As a Performance Piece

lovejunkieimage.jpgFull disclosure: we love The Love Junkie Rachel Resnick. We’re a notch below parking outside her window at night.

There is a live performance of her recently to paperback book, Love Junkie from director Arye Gross.

The entire release below:

On October 11th at 8pm, members of The Antaeus Theatre Company, under the direction of Arye Gross, will present “Love Junkie, A Performance Piece” at Frank Pictures Gallery against the backdrop of provocative photographs and paintings by Emma Ferreira. The evening will feature a dramatic re-telling of scenes from Resnick’s new groundbreaking book about sexual addiction and recovery, followed by a Q&A with Rachel Resnick. The event is hosted by author Rachel Resnick and Laurie Frank, and Emma Ferreira’s provocative collection, “Exposed”, which explores issues of intimacy, will also be on display. The event is from 6:30-9:30pm, with the live performance beginning at 8pm.

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LAT FOB: Memoirs with a Twist Panel

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There were about three memoir panels at the festival this year. It’s a very popular genre, apparently. Tickets for all panels, according to the super helpful and adorable information volunteers, were completely sold out. Sure, tickets were free – er $.75 through Ticketmaster – but still, nice turn out. All the panels were packed. Some with long lines of stand-bys.

Moderating this panel was Erika Schickel. Panelists included Gustavo Arellano of Ask a Mexican fame, Chris Ayers, Marion Winik and The Love Junkie, Rachel Resnick.

Ayers, author of War Reporting for Cowards, began by saying that he was the Hollywood correspondent for the London Times who was in Iraq for a whopping nine days, “I have the distinction of being the first journalist to desert the troops I was embedded with.” Ayers moved to LA got by his own admission a million dollar loan and a Range Rover on easy credit in 2006. “All writers do that. If something terrible happens to you, you think ‘I can write about this’.” And that was the basis for his latest book Death by Leisure: A Cautionary Tale. The amazing part of the book was the timing. Ayers explained,”Events started to catch up to me.”

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What Was I Thinking? Video on Slate.com

The bad boyfriend stories book, What Was I Thinking? with essays from your former FBLA editor, Kate Coe and your current one, Tina Dupuy has a video up on Slate.com. It’s Rachel Resnick‘s essay. Oh yeah, it was already animated…now it’s a video.

Media Events 06.21.07

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Thursday 06.21.07
WHAT: Opening night screening of L.A. Film Festival
WHO: Kasi Lemmons, Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Martin Sheen, co-chair Andy Garcia Cuba Gooding Jr. and many others.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mann Village Theatre
WHY: Because, once again, Fantastic Four blows.

FRIDAY 06.22.07
WHAT: Film premiere of Ratatouille
WHO: Celebs include Patton Oswalt, Janeane Garofalo, Brad Garrett, John Ratzenberger, Lou Romano, Peter Sohn, celebrity chef Thomas Keller, Julius Calahan, Jake Steinfeld, producer Brad Lewis, writer/director Brad Bird; plus Denise Richards, Hayden Patettiere, Natalie Maines, Adrian Pasdar, Andy Garcia, Hector Elizondo, Greg Grunberg, Masi Oka and many others
WHEN: 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Kodak Theatre
WHY: Because it’ll delight you … and keep you from ever eating at a French restaurant again.

Sunday 06.24.07
WHAT: Reading of essay anthology DAMAGE CONTROL
WHO: Sam Dunn Camp, Rachel Resnick, Francesca Lia Block, Emma Forrest and others.
WHEN: 5 p.m.
WHERE: Chateau Marmont
WHY: As Camp says, “Appetizers, the requisite celebrity sightings at the Chateau, a good book and my talented women pals… Such a deal!”

Anna David’s Party for Party Girl–Quite a Party, Quite a Girl

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Journo/novelist Anna David signed her book, Party Girl, at Book Soup, and her friends and fans turned out in herds.

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She writes:

The experience was quite surreal–from seeing my name on the marquee outside to having people wait in line for over an hour to have me sign books–and over way too fast. The whole night, friends were grabbing me and saying, “This is so amazing! How do you feel?” but I was just completely overwhelmed so I basically stammered incomprehensibly. By sometime the next afternoon, my anxiety had finally quelled and I could relish in how incredible the entire evening was. I was just about eight hours later than everyone else.

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