HOT DISH RETURNS. After a long hiatus, Summer Block and J. Ryan Stradal are bringing Hot Dish Reading Series   back to 826LA. The food theme is SALADS. Have a fun summer salad idea? Have a disheartening salad idea? A throwback salad? A healthy salad? An ironic salad? Bring one and bring your appetite -- and let us know via our public Facebook invite so we can avoid tragic salad redundancies.

The reading will feature four writers associated with Los Angeles' exciting new Unnamed Press  -- staff member Zinzi Clemmons, authors Margaret Wappler  and Debbie Graber, and editor-at-large J. Ryan Stradal,  along with two additional small-press California writers, historical fiction writer Gina Mulligan   (author of Remember The Ladies)  and novelist Joseph Mattson (author of Empty The Sun).

Where: 826LA, 1714 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026.  Doors at 5:00 pm. Starts around 5:30 pm or whenever everyone's had a bite to eat and a glass of wine and looks ready to hear some stories. 

$5.00 at the door to benefit 826LA. The authors' books will also be for sale at the Echo Park Time Travel Mart  with the proceeds going to support 826LA   as well. Cheap parking in the back. There will, as always, be an intermission.

More info to come. Until then, if you're around Los Angeles in late August, please save the date of Saturday, August 27th -- and hope to see you there.