SLAKE / WeHo Book Fair

Slake at the WeHo Book Fair Sunday, October 02 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Get Directions

The final reader at our WEST HOLLYWOOD BOOK FAIR booth on Sunday, SAM SLOVICK, made his name as an L.A. journalist by covering Skid Row with a visceral, raw voice for the L.A. Weekly. He brought that same depth to his first piece of published fiction, “Tommy Crow,” in Slake No. 2.

excerpt from Tommy Crow (Slake #2):  My knees are not what they used to be. I climb carefully down the loft’s steep stairs and a drop of sweat trickles down my back. It’s just a few hours after sunup and the heat is already oppressive. In my palm, I cradle the spider I found on my pillowcase as I elbow the screen door open and set her …

Stop by the Slake booth at the 10th-annual West Hollywood Book Fair this Sunday to say hi to the staff, get a head start on your holiday shopping, and catch a reading from one of our contributors.

The sales table will of course be groaning under the weight of stacks of Slake, but we’ll also be selling merchandise and some of our contributors’ work.

We’ll keep adding to our list of readers throughout the week. The roster so far:

10:30 a.m.: comic author, memoirist, and b-baller Owen Wiseman

11 a.m.: mystery writer and Joe Donnelly co-conspiratorHarry Shannon

11:30 a.m.: poet and rambling man Joe Lapin

Noon: journalist, documentary filmmaker, and sartorial legend Hank Cherry

1 p.m.: novelist, proclaimer of truths and jungle enthusiast Joseph Mattson

2 p.m.: rock star, cocktailian, and short storyist Deborah Stoll

3 p.m.: award-winning writer and hot TV property David Schneider

4 p.m.: author, movie reviewer, and master of the gravelly voice Dave White

4:30 p.m.: journalist and short-story writer Sam Slovick


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