A bookshop, print studio & salon in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles

5002 York Blvd.
LA, CA 90042


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An Evening of Readings

An Evening of Readings

7:30 PM


We are excited to host an evening of readings from three amazing local writers: Dorothy Barresi, Sandra Hunter, and Kim Young.

Please join us on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30 for what is sure to be an unforgettable night of poetry and fiction.

Dorothy Barresi is the author of four books of poetry: American Fanatics; Rouge Pulp; The Post-Rapture Diner, winner of an American Book Award; and All of the the Above, which won the Barnard College New Women Poets Prize. Her essays and poems have been widely published, and she is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, the Emily Clark Balch Prize from the Virginia Quarterly Review, and Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. She is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at California State University Northridge where she has taught for twenty years.

Sandra Hunter’s fiction has appeared in a number of literary magazines. In 2011, she won the  Arthur Edelstein Short Fiction Prize, and received finalist awards from Black Warrior Review and Zoetrope All-Story. In 2012 she won the Cobalt Fiction Prize. Her novel titled Losing Touch is to be published in 2013. This year, she started exploring dimension in language with a series of text and digital photograph pieces. They were presented at the NY School of Art's Word/Image Image/Word Conference in October 2012.

Kim Young teaches creative writing at California State University Northridge and edits Chaparral, an online journal featuring poetry from Southern California. Her poems have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, MiPOesias, Pebble Lake Review, and other journals. She holds an MA from California State University Northridge and an MFA from Bennington College, where she received a Jane Kenyon Scholarship in poetry. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

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SLAKE Halloween Reading

SLAKE Halloween Reading

7:00 PM

Tuesday, October 30

Celebrate this Halloween Eve with a Slake Halloween reading at Pop-Hop.

Costumes are encouraged, candy will be in play, and of course, an evening of spooky good readings from John Albert, Antonia Crane, Larry Fondation, James Greer, Soraya King & Joe Donnelly.
See you for tricks and treats on Tuesday, October 30 at 7 pm!
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READINGS hosted by Zoë Ruiz

READINGS hosted by Zoë Ruiz

7:30 PM

Wednesday, September 26


Please join us on September 26 when we proudly present the first in a new series hosted by Zoë Ruiz

with readings by
Seth Fischer
Melissa Chadburn
Ben Loory
Salvador Plascencia
Seth Fischer’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Swink, Pank, Guernica, Monkeybicycle, Gertrude, and elsewhere. He was the first Sunday Editor at The Rumpus and founding editor of The Splinter Generation and webscribbler.net. He holds an MFA in fiction and creative nonfiction from Antioch University Los Angeles. During the day, he works in a cubicle not too far from an albino alligator, and he does writing consultation.
Melissa Chadburn is a lover and a fighter, a social arsonist, a writer, a lesbian, of color, smart, edgy and fun. Her work has appeared or is upcoming in The Rumpus, Guernica, Pank, WordRiot, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, SLAKE, Northville Review and she is a regular contributor at The Nervous Breakdown. When she's not writing she's working here. She is really excited to announce that they will be throwing down a Millionaires Tax in 2012. She loves your whole outfit right now.
Ben Loory lives in Los Angeles, in a house on top of a hill. His book Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day (Penguin, 2011) is now in its fourth printing. His story "The TV" was featured in the April 12, 2010 issue of The New Yorker, and was named a Distinguished Story of the Year in The Best American Short Stories 2011. In 2012, his story "The Duck" was featured on the Valentine's Day episode of NPR's This American Life ("What I Did For Love"). As a screenwriter, Ben Loory has worked for Jodie Foster, Alex Proyas (director of Dark City and The Crow), and Mark Johnson (Academy Award-winning producer of Rain Man). He holds an MFA from the American Film Institute.
Salvador Plascencia holds a B.A. in English from Whittier College and an MFA in fiction from Syracuse University. The recipient of a National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts Award in Fiction in 1996 and the Peter Neagoe Prize for Fiction in 2000. In 2001 he was awarded the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, its first fellow in fiction. His first published fiction appeared in McSweeney's Issue 12. McSweeney's also published his first novel, The People of Paper, in 2005.
*Art work by Sam Geer
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