We couldn’t be more excited about Book Show at NOMAD: Vermin on the Mount’s new home in L.A. To celebrate, and to kick off our tenth year of programming literary events in Los Angeles, we commissioned a video from Eric Minh Swenson. EMS documents all facets of L.A.’s art scene and he was on hand to capture the magic at our first event in our new home. Click the link to watch this short two-minute racap of the event on youtube: Vermin on the Mount Frogtown.
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VOTM: What’s the most unusual experience you’ve had at a reading?
ESCORIA: I once went to a poetry reading in Hell’s Kitchen. The crowd was loud and drunk, causing one reader to yell things at them like, “Shut up or I’ll fucking stab you.” Strippers danced during the break, wearing black strap-ons and eagle masks, while the audience slipped dollar bills into their g-strings. Fun fact: Melissa Broder was also at that reading.
It gives me great pleasure to announce Vermin on the Mount’s new home in Los Angeles: Book Show!
Book Show is Jen Hitchcock’s creatively curated bookshop that lives within the NOMAD Art Gallery and Print Shop. The store features new, used and affordable vintage books, gifts and oddities all staged as art pieces in an interactive and inventive retail environment. Like Book Show on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
NOMAD is located at 1993 Blake Ave. in Frogtown between the Silver Lake Reservoir and the Los Angeles River, just east of where the 5 and the 2 intersect. (For old school fans of Vermin on the Mount, it’s 3 miles due north of Chinatown, just on the other side of Dodger Stadium.)
NOMAD is easy to find with plenty of street parking. Here’s a map.
Our first event at Book Show is Monday, Nov. 11. Details coming soon!