You read right! For the first time ever we're taking Vermin on the road for a night of irreverant readings in the heart of downtown San Diego. What's more, we've got a stellar line-up featuring Roy Kesey, Victor Payan, Sean Carswell and Lizz Huerta. Why San Diego? Voz Alta is an art, music and culture collective located next to Landlord Jim's, the home-away-from-home of our featured artist, Ricardo Islas.
Meet the Vermin:
Roy Kesey was born in a red truck in Northern California. His short stories have appeared in over 40 magazines and his “Dispatches from Roy Kesey, an American Guy Married to a Peruvian Diplomat Living in China” appear regularly in McSweeney's. He will be reading from his first book, Nothing in the World.
Lizz Huerta is the acclaimed and accomplished poet and performer from San Diego who is fast becoming a Vermin favorite. She is the author of several chapbooks, including The Wings of Every Crow, Hostage of Gravity and The Papered Seed Inside of the Stone.
Sean Carswell is a writer, educator, publisher and surfer who makes his home in Ventura. He is the author of a collection of short stories (Barney's Crew), a book of essays (The Glue and Ink Rebellion) and a novel (Drinks for the Little Guy), which has been called “the best book about a carpenter since the Bible.”
Victor Payan is an award-winning San Diego writer/producer and co-founder of the Keep on Crossin' movement by day, masked impressario of Aztec Gold by night. Will Lou Chalibre, the masked man with the microphone, be making a special Vermin appearance? Come to Vermin and find out!