Book cover of Joe Pachinko's "Geek City Apocalypso"
This is it! The apocalypse has sprung, and is taking root at the Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles!
Join Joe Pachinko as he hazes us through the journey of his Geek City Apocalypso, a new work published by Last Gasp Books. His comrades, guiding us across the gritty trenches of downtown by means of poetry and voice are: Pam Ward, S.A. Griffin, and Rich Ferguson.
Grab your seats, and for goodness sakes, bring some protection!
Free entry, tonight (6/20/12)
No open reading
Copies of Geek City Apocalypso will be available for purchase.
Refreshments by Los Angeles Poet Society
Writers’ Row – June 20, 2012
Book Release Party for Joe Pachinko’s Geek City Apocalypso
Also featuring S.A. Griffin, Pam Ward, Rich Ferguson
S.A. Griffin lives, loves and works in Los Angeles. He is a left handed lefty from the left coast. He drives too fast, sleeps too little and thinks too much. His heart is a wheel that breaks for cubist impulse. He believes that God is a left handed cheeseburger that paints mustaches on the moon while the sun cries Mary. Married to a wonderful librarian from New Jersey, proud father of a son who says hello to the world with his wild guitar, and owned by three spinster cats, his life has been the journey of the book less travelled by, which really has made all the difference.
Rich Ferguson has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Exene Cervenka, Loudon Wainwright, T.C. Boyle, Bob Holman, and many other esteemed writers and musicians. He has performed at the Redcat Theater, the NYC International Fringe Festival, the Bowery Poetry Club, and Stephen Elliott’s “Rumpus.” Ferguson is also a featured performer in the film, What About Me? (the sequel to the double Grammy-nominated film 1 Giant Leap), featuring Michael Stipe, Michael Franti, k.d. lang, Krishna Das, and others.
Born in Los Angeles. Author of WANT SOME GET SOME and BAD GIRLS BURN SLOW. Poet, Publisher, Writer, Designer Blender of graphics and story in project MY LIFE, L.A. documenting black influence on the land of Los Angeles.
Joe Pachinko was born in 1960 on "Auto Row" in Oakland California. He is also the author of "The Urinals of Hell", "Stumpf***ker”, “Cavalcade"(poetry), and "The Incredibly Stoopit Adventures of Granpa Stuped"(comic book). Poet, Todd Moore, called him "The urban guerrilla of outlaw poetry." Jarret Keene, in the Tucson Weekly referred to him as a "Literary Pariah."
Ron Turner of LAST GASP BOOKS wrote this about Joe's novel: "Rarely do I see Chinese, Japanese, Sinhalese, & Tamil in an English language book. You are an interesting writer."
He is currently embarking on a nationwide tour in support of "Geek City Apocalypso."
Geek City Tour Schedule
July 9th @ 7pm, Book Soup, Los Angeles, CA - http://www.booksoup.com/author-events.asp
August 12th @ 2:30pm, Bird & Beckett, San Francisco, CA - http://www.birdbeckett.com/events/