8 Days of Readings, Panels and Events during
Ojai WordFest, March 24-31:
Saturday 24th Literary Stand-Up: Snarky, Fresh and Sizzling Shorts | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. | venue TBA | $10 | Hemingway mastered the art of the short story in six words: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Our performers have also been pruning their works; whittling away pen and scalpel—reminding us that indeed good things do come in small packages. Featuring Ojai and area talent + LA-based writer E.E. King “whose glittering gems of fiction pack a lot into a small space. Her work combines the O. Henry twist with the poetry and mystery of Ray Bradbury. Due to her theatrical training, hearing Ms. King read, greatly enhances the experience.” (Full list of performers will be posted online soon)
. Sunday Night 25th
GET LIT A Night of Glittering Gems of Fiction: “Real Conversations With Imaginary Friends” with LA author E.E. King | 7 p.m. | The Village Jester, 139 East Ojai Ave. | $10, Dinner & drinks available for purchase | A collection of funny, odd short tales that Ray Bradbury calls “marvelously inventive, wildly funny and deeply thought provoking. I can not recommend them highly enough.” and Excerpts from “Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife” with its author E.E. King
At Ojai Library
Monday March 26
5pm – “Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife” read by its author E.E. King
Dirk Quigby is just your average ad man that happens to be working for the Prince of Darkness. Lucifer is tired of the overcrowding and wants a better pitch for heaven to relieve his work load. Dirk sets out to write a Zagat style guide to the afterlife “Impish and delightful – a hilarious Zagat’s guide to “heaven.” —. Ray Bradbury
Fantastical, profound, hilarious and rollicking good ride through the heavens and hells of the Afterlife! A wonderful book.”
The New York Journal of Books.
“This is the most delightful book this reviewer has read in a while…. The Guide to the Afterlife is a mixture of fact and fiction, faith and mysticism at its best.”
The Midwest Review of Books
“Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife” is excellently composed and a read that is fun and very hard to set down.
A mock ZAGAT Guide to the Lord’s domain, Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife is a sly and satirical glimpse into what would happen if a Madison Avenue mad man gave heaven a PR makeover. As King demonstrates, the devil also the best jokes