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Monday, November 10

MATTHEW GAVIN FRANK discusses his book PREPARING THE GHOST, in conversation with DAVID ULIN

Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027


Moses Harvey was the eccentric Newfoundland reverend and amateur naturalist who first photographed the near-mythic giant squid in 1874, draping it over a shower curtain rod to display its magnitude. In Preparing the Ghost, what begins as Moses s story becomes much more, as fellow squid-enthusiast Matthew Gavin Frank boldly winds his narrative tentacles around history, creative nonfiction, science, memoir, and meditations about the interrelated nature of them all.

In a full-hearted, lyrical style reminiscent of Geoff Dyer, Frank weaves in playful forays about his research trip to Moses s Newfoundland home, Frank's own childhood and family history, and a catalog of bizarre facts and lists that recall Melville's story of obsession with another deep-sea dwelling leviathan.

Though Frank is armed with impressive research, what he can't know about Harvey he fictionalizes, quite explicitly, as a way of both illuminating the scene and exploring his central theme: the big, beautiful human impulse to obsess.

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Tuesday, November 11

The Blank Theatre presents KNOCKOUT MOUSE

2nd Stage Theatre

6500 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 90038


A Workshop of a New Play by Gabriel Neustadt
Directed by Nicole Dominguez

A lab assistant discovers that the famous neurobiologist he works for has potentially fabricated data on a major scientific paper—a paper which also bears his own name. Peter must contemplate his next move: knock her out or get knocked out himself.

With Noah James, Jeff Kongs and Lisa Cerone
Produced by Sarah Allyn Bauer and Laura Bousman

LIMITED RUN: Nov 11-20 ONLY, Tues, Wed, Thurs at 8pm

LOCATION: The Blank’s 2nd Stage Theatre, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038

NOTES: Age recommendation for the show is 16 plus.
Parking is available on the street

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Wednesday, November 12

The Ebell of Los Angeles' 2nd Wednesdays: A Performance Incubator of Works in Progress --- Found Words

The Ebell of Los Angeles

741 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles, 90005


The Ebell of Los Angeles' 2nd Wednesdays: A Performance Incubator of Works in Progress


Brian Baldini Karin Bugge Mikki Brisk Jeanne Darst Margaret Finnegan Kelly Russell Desiree Zamorano

Seven Storytellers Telling Seven Stories in Seventy Minutes


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