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Los Angeles Book Club: Her Body and Other Parties

PEN America and The Edison hope to see you at our May Book Club to discuss Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. Hosted by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo.

Free and open to all, both PEN America Members and non-members. Specialty cocktails will be offered all night, and happy hour prices are available.

“Machado reveals just how original, subversive, proud and joyful it can be to write from deep in the gut, even—especially—if the gut has been bruised.” — Ellie Robins, Los Angeles Times

Members of the Book Club receive a 15 percent discount when purchasing the current book club title at The Last Bookstore. For more information, email [email protected].

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Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, a first-generation Chicana, is the author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications 2016). A former Steinbeck Fellow, Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner, and Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grantee, she’s received residencies from Hedgebrook, Ragdale, National Parks Arts Foundation, and Poetry Foundation. Her work is published in Acentos Review, CALYX, Crazyhorse, and American Poetry Review, among others. A dramatization of her poem “Our Lady of the Water Gallons,” directed by Jesús Salvador Treviño, can be viewed at latinopia.com. She is a cofounder of Women Who Submit and a member of Macondo Writers’ Workshop.