The debut of the Angels Flight • literary west Salon Series at Clifton’s was so special. The need to come together in community and resistance, in celebration, still, in this darkness, in the rain, was illuminated. Together, we write, we read, we talk, we touch, we create change, we hope. Together. We do.
Thank you, Dana Johnson and David Kukoff, for spectacular readings from their new books and for a deep conversation about writing on different decades in Los Angeles. Thank you, Alan Rifkin, Sherilyn Lee, Rachael Warecki, Mike Sonksen aka Mike the PoeT and our special guest, Matt Powell, for sharing their diverse, fictional, personal stories and poems touching on Los Angeles. And thank you to Dora Dalton, our talented copy editor, for her support.
Monumental thanks to Clifton’s for partnering with us on our literary salon series, and to nightlife maven and executive host Cat Dove for her prowess in arranging all the details, including the use of the magnificent Ballroom, Eric McCann for sound and all at Clifton’s.
A special thank you to photographer and contributor David Franco for his amazing pics of our first salon! See our photo gallery.
Finally, thank you to everyone who came, especially on a rainy evening in Los Angeles, which is no easy feat. It was a dreamy night in literary Los Angeles.
Please join us for the next Angels Flight • literary west Salon Series at Clifton’s, Sun., Dec. 4, featuring Wendy C. Ortiz and Eileen Cronin and much more.
RSVP here. Please come!
— Michele Raphael and David Lott