Tongue & Groove: Taylor Negron, Tonya Ingram, Carlos Kotkin, Ann Buxie, music by Logan Heftel
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM (PDT)
*Please note that despite what Eventbrite says, you do not need to print out your ticket, just mention your last name when checking in.
5:15-6:30pm: docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy available to discuss site history
Tongue & Groove: Spreading the Word for Eleven Years
A literary variety show tonight of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music produced by Conrad Romo. This month features Taylor Negron, Tonya Ingram Growl and Snare, Carlos Kotkin, Ann Buxie and music by Logan Heftel.
Taylor Negron is a comedian, novelist, playwright and an overall bon vivant. As an actor he can be seen in the upcoming films Pledge This, Retirement and Surf School which he also co-produced. He just got back from an off Broadway show The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron, which was met with standing ovations.
Carlos Kotkin is a monthly contributor to the online literary magazine Smalldoggies as well as a featured performer on NPR's The Moth Radio Hour, KCRW's Unfictional and the popular podcast Risk! He is a 10-time Moth storyslam winner and the author of the recently published humorous memoir of romantic misadventures Please God Let It Be Herpes: A Heartfelt Quest for Love and Companionship.
Ann Buxie is a poet/storyteller raised in Yuma, Arizona and now lives in Malibu where she produces the wonderful home concert series, Tales By The Sea.
Tonya Ingram is the 2011 New York Knicks Poetry Slam champion, a member and co-founder of NYU's poetry slam team, a member of the 2011 Urban Word-NYC team and the 2013 Nuyorican Grand Slam team. She is the author of Growl and Snare. Her work has traveled to Ghana, California, Michigan, Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., New York, The Literary Bohemian, Cultural Weekly, Upworthy, Youtube and season four of Lexus Verses and Flow. She is a New York University alumna, a Cincinnati native, a Bronx-bred introvert, and a hopeful Los Angeles flower-child, and will be pursuing her MFA in Public Practice at Otis College of Art & Design.
Logan Heftel is a producer and singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles.
Conrad Romo grew up in L.A. short, stocky and swarthy. He is the producer and host of Tongue & Groove at the Hotel Cafe, now into year 11. He is also a co-founder of the NoHo Litcrawl and has earns his daily bread as a salesman. His writing has appeared in Los Angeles Review, Wednesday Magazine, Noveltown, Tu Ciudad, Brooklyn & Boyle, Palehouse, Huizache and Latinos in Lotusland. He can be reached at http://www.conradromo.com, http://www.tongueandgroovela.com.
Stop by early to save your seat and check out the historic site! Docents available from 5:15pm.
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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.
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When & Where
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