Reading & Listening by Moonrise

Reading by Moonrise: Janet Fitch & Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

$5 Suggested Donation


Reading & Listening by Moonrise

Reading by Moonrise: Janet Fitch & Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

$5 Suggested Donation



October 14, 2019


Bowtie Project

2780 W Casitas Ave

Los Angeles, CA

Gates: 6:00 PM

Moonrise: 6:15 PM

Readings: 6:30 PM




Join us at The Bowtie Project for an evening around the fire as two Angelenx natives—best-selling novelist Janet Fitch and poet Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo—read new and favorite works while the moon rises over the LA River.

This Reading By Moonrise was curated by Louise Steinman.

This event is free and open to the public. Clockshop suggests a $5 donation to support our Reading and Listening by Moonrise series.

Janet Fitch is the best-selling author of White Oleander, an Oprah book club selection, translated into 28 languages and made into a feature film, and Paint It Black, also widely translated and made into a film directed by Amber Tamblyn. Her recent novels The Revolution of Marina M. and Chimes of a Lost Cathedral tell the story of poet Marina Makarova and her journey through the Russian Revolution. Fitch’s short stories and essays have appeared in anthologies and journals such as Los Angeles Noir, Black Clock, Room of One’s Own, The Los Angeles Times and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She teaches creative writing at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and 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. A Macondo Writers’ Workshop member, she has work 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 She is a cofounder of Women Who Submit and a creative writing instructor with UCLA Extension.

Please note that seating is not provided for this event. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic items and blankets. S’mores will be provided between readings.

There are several all-gender public restrooms and portapotties on site.