Actually I’m not reading… Sally Shore has an amazing cast performing these tales… I will be there to sign books and  hang out though. 

The Federal Bar

  • The Federal Bar

Photo by: HallowedInk


James Joyce Would’ve Loved This

By Heidi Dvorak

Hemingway mastered the art of short fiction in six words: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Although L.A.’s longest-running spoken-word program, “The New Short Fiction Series,” isn’t likely to feature such verbally economical literature, it promises equally compelling prose from an impressive array of West Coast writers. The season opener launches tonight at the newly designated Knitting Factory venue, the Federal Bar, with author Elizabeth E. King reading from her book, Real Conversations With Imaginary Friends. Whether her deliciously funny or heart-wrenching words make listeners want to eat with abandon or drown in drink, ample opportunities exist at this gourmet gastropub with 20 craft beers on tap.


Theater meets Literature ……Short Fiction Performed By Actors

Sally Shore’s “The New Short Fiction Series”, L.A.’s longest running spoken word is kicking-off their 16th season with a book launch of ‘RealConversations With Imaginary Friends’ by E.E. King, author of  ‘Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife – All You Need to Know to Choose the Right Heaven’.  A review of this book says:

“E.E. King delivers a collection of short stories that are original, funny and always thought provoking. From a hilarious tale of an animal activist that can’t get anything right to a man tasked with writing a guidebook for heaven. These tales will delight you. Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451 had this to say,”These tales are marvelously inventive, wildly funny and deeply thought provoking. I can not recommend them highly enough.”


The performance stars spoken word artist Sally Shore, with guest cast David Bickford (House, Off Their Rockers), Jim Hanks (Always A Bride, Odd Brodsky) and David St. James (Transformers 3).

Performances begin at 7:00 pm, admission is $10.00 with advance purchase, $15.00 cash only at the door, advance purchase tickets recommended. For advance tickets and program information, or call 877-4-FLY-TIX.


So please come check it out. “Eat, Drink and Be Literate.”


About E.E. King

E.E. King’s has published many short stories. Ray Bradbury calls E.E. King a writer “marvelously inventive, wildly funny and deeply thought provoking. I can not recommend her highly enough.” HER NEW COLLECTION new Collection of Short Fiction “Another Happy Ending,” comes out in October 2013. There is a book launch and party @ Ray Bradbury’s favorite Bookstore Mystery and Imagination Bookstore October 20th @ 2:00 -3:00pm Her first novel, Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife, came out 2010, released in Spanish in 2/2012. She is performing bits of "Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife, all you need to know to choose the right heaven.” (in costume) October 30th @ 7:30-8:30 @Echo Park in “Stories Book and Café.” 1716 West Sunset Blvd • Los Angeles • CA [213] 413-3733 The New Short Fiction Series, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word series, launched her anthology, Real Conversations With Imaginary Friends, 1/2012. Sponsor, Barnes & Noble. All her books as well as her children’s book The Adventures of Emily Finfeather or The Feathernail and Other Gifts are currently available on audible. E.E. King is the recipient of various international writing, biology and painting grants. Her murals can be seen in Downtown Los Angeles and Spain. Elizabeth Eve King has a background in teaching, painting, theater, comedy and biology. She will be an artist in residence at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art June -Sept 2015 Ms. King is the recipient of two International Tides painting fellowships, and two international biology Earthwatch grants. She was an advisor for the J. Paul Getty’s and the Science Center’s, Arts &; Science program. She was the Science and Arts coordinator in Bosnia with Global Children’s Organization (a summer camp for war orphans and refugees) in 2000. She was the founding Arts & Sciences Director for Esperanza Community Housing Corporation . She’s worked with children in Bosnia, crocodiles in Mexico, frogs in Puerto Rico, egrets in Bali, mushrooms in Montana, archaeologists in Spain and planted butterfly gardens in South Central Los Angeles. The butterflies wish she had chosen a different location. Her short stories have been published widely
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