March 23, 2016
2780 W Casitas Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Guests are encouraged to bring picnic items. S’mores will be provided between readings.
Ben Ehrenreich is the author of two novels, The Suitors (Counterpoint, 2006) and Ether (City Lights, 2011). His journalism and essays have appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine, the London Review of Books, The Nation and many other publications, and he writes frequently for Los Angeles magazine and the Los Angeles Review of Books. In 2011 he was honored with a National Magazine Award for feature writing and in 2012 with a Pen Center USA literary award for journalism. His next book, The Way to the Spring, based on his reporting from the West Bank, will be published by Penguin Press in June.
Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and language experimentation collaborative Antena and the local language justice advocacy collective Antena Los Ángeles. She publishes poems, translations, and visual-textual works with numerous small presses, including Action Books, Atelos, belladonna, Counterpath Press, Kenning Editions, Insert Press, Les Figues Press, Litmus Press, LRL Textile Editions, NewLights Press, Palm Press, Subpress, Ugly Duckling Presse, Writ Large Press, and in various DIY/DIT incarnations. Her most recent translation is Estilo / Style by Dolores Dorantes (Kenning Editions, 2016). Antena is currently in residence at the Hammer Museum.