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WCCW Reading Series: Control

  • women's center for creative work 2425 Glover Place Los Angeles, CA, 90031 United States (map)

Thursday, August 2, 7:30-10pm
Presented by Nina Rota & Sara Finnerty

Please join this group of amazing writers and performers on a late Summer's evening in Frogtown (Echo Park):

Bridgette Bianca
Shacole Hamlett
B.A. Williams
Melissa Ximena

The WCCW Reading Series is a quarterly literary reading series organized by Sara Finnerty and Nina Rota. The readings are thematically linked with WCCW programming which, for summer 2018, is the idea of CONTROL. 

THIS EVENT IS FREE and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. We will provide drinks and light snacks.


Bridgette Bianca is a poet and professor from South Central Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Howard University and her Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Otis College of Art & Design. bridgette bianca has performed her poetry all around Southern California, including features at the World Stage, the Southern California Poetry Festival, the 2017 Los Angeles Lit Crawl, the Table Lit, the Rapp Saloon, and the un::fade::able Reading Series. She was most recently published on bridgette bianca’s work as a writer and an educator seeks to serve the people and moments most forget or ignore.

Shacole Hamlett is a freelance Experiential Producer, Curator and Performance Artist who lives to curate entrancing environments and performances that propel people into the present moment. She found her calling as a public and fine art curator during her time freelancing for Los Angeles' premier public art organization, Do Art Foundation. She studied dance, acrobatics, and circus arts for over 20 years and currently specializes in burlesque, fire eating and performance art activations in fine art spaces. My love for circus and burlesque has inspired me to create, produce and direct my very own circus production and tour entitled Ritual Burlesque for the last 4 years.

Brittany Ambree Williams aka B.A. Williams is a queer writer and performer from East Long Beach, CA. She received her BA in Creative Writing from CSULB and is an MFA candidate writing a novel-length manuscript. When she isn't writing or performing she is developing a platform which seeks to uplift communities of color, redefine “otherness,” and distribute intersectionality with various modes of art. B.A. is the Literary Director of A R T Realm, and she co-curates and hosts un::fade::able - the requiem of Sandra Bland. Her poetry and prose focus on all things "other" with a heavy emphasis on Blackness, womanhood, and queerness. Her work has appeared in Contraposition Magazine and Rigorous Magazine.

Melissa Ximena Golebiowski is a short story writer based in Los Angeles. She is the National Assigning Editor for Lit Hub where she oversees columns that focus on literary culture and environment in less literary centric U.S. cities and international locations. She is the proud daughter of immigrants.

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