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New Short Fiction Series: Glowing, Stories of Light

Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

New Short Fiction Series: Glowing, Stories of Light

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5:15-6:30pm: Docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy available to answer questions about the historic site.
6:30-8pm: Readings

Writers: Elaine Barnard, Jill Glass and Bryan Hurt
Actors: Sally Shore, Ryan Klamen and Miri Hunter

"Glowing: Stories of Light, Internal and External"
Sally Shore’s New Short Fiction Series, L.A.’s longest running spoken word series, is a recognized standout in the Southland’s artistic landscape. Each performance features carefully selected excerpts from new works of short fiction by a West Coast writer. The New Short Fiction Series is directly responsible for placing 6 newly released books on the Los Angeles Times’ bestseller list, and has been the “jump off” for many collections and novels from unpublished stories featured in the series. Sally Shore produces this monthly live program, performing with a rotating guest cast of some of L.A.’s most talented working actors.

"It's a spoken word series and it's also L.A.'s only live literary magazine … It's not really a reading, but more of a hybrid of live interpretation and the written word. It's literary performance." Variety

The New Short Fiction Series is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council's EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program.

Elaine Barnard’s short stories have been published in literary journals including Emerge, Anak Sastra, Cyclamens & Swords, Florid English, Apple Valley, Diverse Voices, Southword and r.kv.r.y. A Glimmer Train and Best Of The Net finalist, she was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Jill Glass is a former Sr. VP/Marketing at A&M Records. Her fiction has appeared in the Los Angeles Times’ West Magazine, ZYZZYVA, Ninth Letter and Flashquake. Glass, who lives in Los Angeles, is completing work on her collection The Agoraphobic’s Holiday And Other Stories.

Bryan Hurt’s stories have appeared in The American Reader, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Tin House and TriQuarterly, among others. He’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, named a finalist for the Calvino Prize, and has received fellowships from Tin House Writers Workshop and USC, from where he received his Ph.D. Hurt lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their son.


Acclaimed Spoken Word Artist Sally Shore, co-founder and Project Director of Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo, was a 2001 Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department Regional Arts Grant winner for her New Short Fiction Series™, L.A.’s longest running spoken word series, headlining at The Federal Bar for its 2013 season and 17th year of bringing the freshest new voices in West Coast short fiction to Los Angeles audiences. She appears frequently in spoken word festivals and literary events including ARTMaggedon, the Pacific Standard Time city wide festival, KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum, When Words Collide, California State University Los Angeles’ Cup O’Culture Series, the NoHo International Arts Festival, “Live” from the Red Tent, the Newport Beach Public Library’s Manuscript Literary Lecture Series, The World Stage and is the project director of Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo. Shore, a regular on both NBC’s Suddenly Susan debut season and the 2000 season of BET’s Live from L.A./Saturday Night Slam, has also appeared on TV’s Bless This House and General Hospital. Profiled on Home and Garden Television’s Party At Home, she also recorded a spoken word guest track on D-Zire’s debut album.

Ryan Klamen is an actor from St. Louis, Missouri. He was last seen on stage during the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Death by Powerpoint. Klamen has performed in several shorts, independent films, commercials, and other stage plays here in Los Angeles. He is also a stand-up comedian and attempts to make people laugh all over LA.

Miri Hunter Haruach is an actor and singer/songwriter currently living in Joshua Tree, California. She has been seen in national commercials and appeared in several indie films. Born and raised in Virginia, Hunter currently teaches women's spirituality and personal and professional assessment courses at St. Mary's College.


Stop by early to save your seat and check out the historic site! Docents available from 5:15pm.

Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email We appreciate your keeping in touch!

Getting Here: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. Enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light.

Parking: May-September the parking rate is $3/hr & $12/day at the park and pay machines available in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Machines take cards and cash. Handicapped placards and Senior Beach Permits are accepted. For updated parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details.

Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check

General Info: For hours, events and more, visit, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 8pm in the summer, call (310) 393-8282 to confirm.

Have questions about New Short Fiction Series: Glowing, Stories of Light? Contact Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

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Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way
Santa Monica

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Welcome to Beach=Culture, a year-round series of free arts and culture events at the Annenberg Community Beach House. The Beach House is a City of Santa Monica facility and is open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit annenbergbeachhouse.comClick to join the Beach House email lists or the Cultural Affairs Division lists for info on other arts programming, including artist opportunities, annual festivals, and arts events around town.

The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program. The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.


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