Writing This Side of the 405 was a live and online poetry and prose reading of 25 writers from the Westside of Los Angeles in conjunction with the exhibition Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405. Writers in order of appearance: Linda Albertano, Therese Bachand, Bruce Bauman, Guy Bennett (Faculty), Leonardo Campaner (’13), Alicia Gaspar del Alba, Dottie Grossman (audio recordings), Jack Hirschman (read by Paul Vangelisti), Rachel McLeod Kaminer (’13), Michelle Kholos Brooks (’10), Linda Lay (’10), Philomene Long (read by Pegarty Long), Amy Neilson (’13), Stuart Perkoff (read by Paul Vangelisti), Sierra Qualles (’13), India Radfar, Rachel Schramm (’14), Gabriel Spera, Lara Sterling (’14), Sarah Suzor (’08), John Thomas (read by Paul Vangelisti), Jean‐Marie Venturini (’06), Diane Ward, Penny Weinraub (’07), Victor Yates (’14).
Writing This Side of the 405 was curated by Guy Bennett, writer, translator, and professor in the Graduate Writing program and Liberal Arts and Sciences Department at Otis College of Art and Design, along with Kathy MacPherson, Gallery Manager and Outreach Coordinator for the Ben Maltz Gallery.
Alicia Gaspar del Alba
Dottie Grossman (via recordings)
Rachel McLeod Kaminer*
Michelle Kholos Brooks*
Philomene Long (read by Pegarty Long)
Stuart Perkoff (read by Paul Vangelisti)
*OTIS MFA Writing Alumni