A Lunch Time Reading @ ACE HOTEL #AWP2016

1913 Press, Sidebrow & Wesleyan University Press present:

A Lunch Time Reading at Ace Hotel

Rae Armantrout ♠ Fred Moten ♠ Ben Doller ♠ Sandra Doller ♠ Amaranth Borsuk
Kate Durbin ♠ Lily Hoang ♠ Mathias Svalina


Join us on March 31st at the historic Ace Hotel in Los Angeles for a readings and performances by poets Rae Armantrout, Ben Doller, Fred Moten & more!
Noon–2PM in lovely Segovia Hall.

Readers/performers include:Mathias Svalina (Sidebrow), Ben & Sandra Doller (Sidebrow), Amaranth Borsuk & Kate Durbin (1913), Lily Hoang (1913), Ben Doller (Wesleyan), Fred Moten (Wesleyan), and Rae Armantrout (Wesleyan).

About Ace Hotel

“The hotel is housed in the historic United Artists building in Downtown LA. Built in 1927 for the maverick film studio, this ornate, storied and vibrant Los Angeles gem stands as a monument to a group of seminal American artists.”

A 15 minute walk from JW Marriott, the site of this year’s AWP Conference and Bookfair, the Ace Hotel is located at 929 south Broadway. Directions here.

Grab lunch on your way!

-Fernando’s Taco Inn. Across the street (W Olympic Blvd) from the JW Marriott.
-The Ace Hotel’s coffee bar offers both sweet and savory items to go.
-Have a sit-down lunch at LA Chapter after the reading.



Mathias Svalina was born in Chicago. He is the author of Wastoid, The Explosions, I Am a Very Productive Entrepreneur, and Destruction Myths. With Zachary Schomburg, he co-edits Octopus Magazine and is an editor at Octopus Books. He currently teaches writing and literature in Denver, Colorado.

Sandra Doller’s books include Leave Your Body Behind, Oriflamme, Chora, and Man Years, and two chapbooks: Mystérieuse by Éric Suchère and Memory of the Prose Machine. The founder and editrice of 1913 Press & 1913 a journal of forms, Doller has taught at Hollins University and Boise State University, and she currently teaches film, literature, and writing at Cal State-San Marcos. She lives in California.

Ben Doller is the author of Dead Ahead, FAQ, and Radio, Radio, winner of the Walt Whitman Award, as well as his latest collection Fauxhawk. Along with the poet Sandra Doller, he has published two collaborative books. He is an associate professor of writing and literature at the University of California, San Diego.

Amaranth Borsuk is a poet working across media platforms. Her books include Handiwork, selected by Paul Hoover for the Slope Poetry Prize; Tonal Saw, a chapbook-length erasure; and Between Page and Screen, a book of augmented-reality poems created with Brad Bouse.

Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles-based writer and artist. She is the author of The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books), E! Entertainment (Wonder Press), and five chapbooks. She is founding editor of the online journal, Gaga Stigmata, and her tumblr project, Women as Objects, archives the teen girl tumblr aesthetic.

Lily Hoang is the author of five books: ParabolaChangingThe Evolutionary RevolutionUnfinished, and Old Cat Lady (forthcoming 2014-15). With Blake Butler, she edited 30 Under 30, and with Joshua Marie Wilkinson, she is editing the anthology The Force of What’s Possible: Writers on the Avant-Garde and Accessibility. She is Associate Department Head at New Mexico State University, where she teaches in the MFA program and serves as Prose Editor for Puerto del Sol.

Fred Moten is a professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of Arkansas, Poems (with Jim Behrle), I ran from it but was still in it, Hughson’s Tavern, B Jenkins, The Feel Trio, and the critical works In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition andThe Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (with Stefano Harney).

Rae Armantrout is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Itself, Just Saying, Money Shot, and Versed, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. She is a professor of writing and literature at the University of California, San Diego.