Writers Read at Fallbrook Library Presents

Author Wendy C. Ortiz

Discussing Hollywood Notebook & Excavation: A Memoir


Preceded by open mic for original poetry and prose

Date: Tuesday, June 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook, 760-731-4650

[caption id="attachment_15594" align="alignleft" width="300"]WendyCOrtiz Wendy with her new release, Hollywood Notebook[/caption]

Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A Memoir (Future Tense Books) and Hollywood Notebook (Writ Large Press). Wendy wrote the year-long, monthly column “On the Trail of Mary Jane,” about medical marijuana dispensary culture in Southern California, for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Nervous Breakdown, The Rumpus, and PANK, among other places.

excavation coverShe has twice been a writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook, a rural writing retreat for women writers. She is co-founder, curator and host of the long-running Rhapsodomancy Reading Series. Wendy is a mother and a marriage and family therapist intern in Los Angeles.

She is also an adjunct faculty in creative writing and has also facilitated creative writing workshops with Los Angeles youth in juvenile detention facilities. While living in Olympia, Washington, she was a mudwrestler, library worker and editor and publisher of 4th Street, a handbound literary journal.

Wendy's books will be available for sale and signing.

For more information about Writers Read, contact K-B Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.

Photo credit: Meiko Takechi Arquillos.