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VOTM in S.D. 1/21

It’s been six months since the last Vermin in San Diego. That changes on Saturday 1/21. Come celebrate the arts with writers from L.A., San Diego, Seattle and points unknown. Books and merchandise will be available for sale and surprises abound in the world famous Vermin raffle. Everything you need to know is right here.

VOTM in L.A. 1/20

A new year brings new filth and I’m not talking about the new regime being sworn into the White House. Celebrate the arts with writers from L.A., Seattle and points unknown. Books and merchandise will be available for sale and surprises abound in the world famous Vermin raffle. Learn more about the logistics here. Don’t be bitten…

Vermin in Los Angeles 8/19: 12th Anniversary Show

Join us for a night of irreverent readings with Bianca Barragan, Scott Cheshire, Yennie Cheung, Heather Fowler, David Fromm,Peter Holslin, Ivy Pochoda and your host, Jim Ruland, on Friday August 19, 2016 at 7:30pm at Book Show in Highland Park. 5503 N. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA. Poster art by Shelby Gubba. Books and brand new t-shirts by Art Fuentes for sale. World-famous Vermin raffle and admission are always FREE!

Vermin in San Diego 8/20: 12th Anniversary Show

Join us for a night of irreverent readings with Jeff Alulis, Lisa Brackmann, David Fromm, Rebecca Gonzales, Shelby Gubba, Shawna Kenney, Scot Sothern and your host, Jim Ruland, on Saturday August 20, 2016 at 7pm at 3rdSpace 4610 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA. Poster art by Shelby Gubba. Books and brand new t-shirts by Art Fuentes for sale. World-famous Vermin raffle and admission are always FREE!

  • Hari1Hari Alluri
  • Kiik3Kiik A.K.
  • Kiik4Kiik A.K.
  • Kiik2Kiik A.K.
  • Carol and AstraCarol & Astra
  • Maggie1Maggie Thach Morshed
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  • Hari3Hari Alluri
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  • BradfordBradford
  • HiltJessica Hilt
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  • QuirkMatthew Quirk
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  • MicSee you 8/20
  • verminposters SDPoster by David Varela

Gallery of Vermin: SD

Those who made it out to 3rdSpace for Vermin on the Mount on Thursday June 9 were treated to a great night of irreverent readings by Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi, Maggie Thach Morshed, Hari Alluri, Jessica Hilt and Matthew Quirk. Our next event in San Diego is Saturday August 20 but will look into continuing Thursday night Vermin in San Diego in the Fall. If you’re going to be in LA Saturday June 11 don’t miss our next event at Book Show in Highland Park!

 

 

Vermin returns to San Diego

Join us Thursday, June 9 at 7:30pm for a night of irreverent readings with Hari Alluri, Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi, Jessica Hilt, Maggie Thach Morshed, Matthew Quirk, Caitlin Rother and your host Jim Ruland at 3rdspace 4610 Park Blvd, San Diego CA 7:30 PM. Vermin is free and open to the public. Poster by David Varela.

VOTM + Razorcake = Awesome

Razorcake & Vermin on the Mount present a night of irreverent readings in L.A. with Alice Bag, Keith Morris, Michelle Gonzales, Michael Fournier and your host Jim Ruland. This once-in-a-lifetime event will be held on Saturday, April 2 at 8:30pm.

This event will be at a new location for Vermin on the Mount: pehrspace 325 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles.

Little D will DJ and a Q&A will follow the reading. Books and merchandise will be available for sale. $5 suggested donation. Poster by Alex Barrett.

Add yourself to the Facebook invite or check out Razorcake for more details.

  • 16 Feb VOTM SD Trump1Not this shit agian
  • 16 Feb VOTM SD BeckerLauren Becker
  • 16 Feb VOTM SD LopezPaul Lopez
  • 16 Feb VOTM SD GillAllison Gill
  • 16 Feb VOTM SD Shaw1Johnny Shaw
  • 16 Feb VOTM SD Gill2Allison Gill
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  • 16 Feb VOTM SD Trump2Down for the count

Gallery of Vermin: SD

The photos from the most recent Vermin on the Mount event at 3rdSpace in San Diego are up.

Check out all the action from a night irreverent entertainment, including Lauren Becker reading from If I Would Leave Myself Behind, new poetry from Paul Lopez, hilarity from Allison Gill, and Johnny Shaw reading as his alter ego Brace Godfrey.

Watch for details about the next Vermin on the Mount event in San Diego!

 

  • 16 Feb Group2Verminators!
  • 16 Feb StallingsJosh Stallings
  • 16 Feb Gonzales1Rebecca Gonzales
  • 16 Feb Gonzales2Rebecca Gonzales
  • 16 Feb SothernScot Sothern
  • 16 Feb JuSiel Ju
  • 16 Feb MoffettKevin Moffett
  • 16 Feb ShookDavid Shook
  • 16 Feb JenJen Hitchcock
  • 16 Feb GroupPoor pinata

Gallery of Vermin: LA

Check out the photos from last week’s Vermin on the Mount event at Book Show in LA.

The unexpectedly saucy night of literary entertainment included Josh Stallings reading an excerpt of Young Americans, Rebecca Gonzales reading from a work in progress called Love, Sex, Family & Other Freak Shows, Scot Sothern reading from two works of street photography and text, Flash Flash Click editor Siel Ju reading from hilarious short story “Chef Grace,” and Kevin Moffett reading from work in progress.

Audio of all the performances will be posted soon!

Vermin in LA Feb 19

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Vermin Returns to San Diego

  • 15 Oct VOTM Book ShowRight this way...
  • 15 Oct VOTM Andrea ReadingAndrea Kleine
  • 15 Oct VOTM Allen ReadingAllan MacDonell
  • 15 Oct VOTM Janice ReadingJanice Lee
  • 15 Oct VOTM Sesshu ReadsSesshu Foster
  • 15 Oct VOTM David UlinDavid Ulin
  • 15 Oct VOTM ToddTodd's foot
  • 15 Oct VOTM Book Show2Shop at Book Show!
  • 15 Oct VOTM LA PosterHalloween Edition

Filth or Freak

A gathering of guys and ghouls assembled at Book Show in Highland Park for a special Halloween Eve edition of Vermin on the Mount. Novelist Andrea Kleine read from her new novel Calf, Allan MacDonell read from Punk Elegies and reminisced about the early days of L.A. punk, Janice Lee read two short essays, Sesshu Foster read three poems and L.A. Times book critic David Ulin shared excerpts from his new book Sidewalking. Live recordings from all of the readers will be posted on the Gorsky Press bandcamp page soon. This was the final Vermin on the Mount of 2015. We’ll be back early next year in Los Angeles and San Diego! In the meantime, stop by Book Show and pick up something amazing…

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  • 15 Aug VOTM LA RumpSignStep right up...
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA PatrickCrowdSay queso...
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA ONeilPatrick O'Neil
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA OrtizWendy C. Ortiz
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA MahinShanna Mahin
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA PCrowePerry Crowe slips it in
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA MohrJoshua Mohr
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA DoyleSean H. Doyle
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA PashleyJennifer Pashley
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA CrowdSurfCrowd surfing
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA RumpDownClown down
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA ShannaRumpPashleyShanna & Jennifer
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA RobJimJryanRob & Jim & J Ryan
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA ToddRumpOrtizTodd & Wendy
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA DoyleJimMohrBunch of clowns
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA RumpClownLook in the mirror
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA ONeilMohrDoylePatrick & Joshua & Sean
  • 15 Aug VOTM LA JimRonVote Vermin
  • 15 Aug VOTM SD JRyanJinJ Ryan Stradal & Jim Ruland
  • 15 Aug VOTM SD MahinShanna Mahin
  • 15 Aug VOTM SD StradalJ Ryan Stradal
  • 15 Aug VOTM SD OrtizWendy C. Ortiz
  • 15 Aug VOTM SD MohrFundraising with Joshua Mohr
  • 15 Aug VOTM SD Mohr2Joshua Mohr & a friend
  • 15 Aug VOTM SD Doyle2Sean H. Doyle
  • 15 Aug VOTM SD DoyleSean H. Doyle
  • 15 Aug VOTM SD PashleyJennifer Pashley
  • 15 Aug VOTM SD RumpGropeAnd then this happened

11th Anniversary Celebrations in LA & SD

Vermin on the Mount celebrated its 11-year anniversary with a pair of special events in Los Angeles and San Diego. Sean H. Doyle, Wendy C. Ortiz, Shanna Mahin, Joshua Mohr and Jennifer Pashley read on Friday night at BOOK SHOW in and on Saturday night at 3rdspace in San Diego. In addition, Patrick O’Neil  read Friday night in L.A. and J Ryan Stradal read Saturday night in San Diego. Also, a very special guest took a break from the campaign trail to make an appearance at both events… 

Many thanks to all of the writers, readers and fans of the literary arts who have supported Vermin on the Mount over the years. Without your infectious enthusiasm, there is no community of Vermin. It has been both an honor and a privilege to serve as curator of this irregular, irreverent series and I want you to know that it’s not going anywhere. In fact, thanks to our partnership with Razorcake, we’ll be introducing some new features, including an audio recording of all L.A. events. Here’s to the next 11 years…