Santa Monica, CA July 20, 2010—

The Writers Junction along with WordHustler and The Nervous Breakdown are pleased to announce the 24-Hour Literary Marathon this Saturday, July 24 from 9:00 am through 9:00 am Sunday, July 25.

This creative celebration of prose readings, poetry performance, stand-up comedy, music, panels and more will star some of the literary, entertainment, and music world’s best and brightest. There are a few spots still open, so if you’d like to perform please email [email protected]

Jose Rivera, Academy Award nominated screenwriter for The Motorcycle Diaries, will premiere an excerpt from his debut novel and Jillian Lauren, New York Times Best-Selling author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem will read from her work.

CW’s Life Unexpected creator Liz Tigelaar and star Shiri Appleby will be featured in the “Script to Screen Panel.” The panel “Sophomore Success: What Happens After the First Book?” features authors Mark Sarvas (Harry, Revised), Deirdre Shaw (Love Or Something Like It), Brad Listi (Attention. Deficit. Disorder.) and Brooke Berman (No Place Like Home).

The performances will run 24 hours, as will the food, drinks, and revelry. There will be a silent auction, giveaways, and attendees can explore the amazing workspace that is The Writers Junction. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to The Young Storytellers Foundation (http://www.youngstorytellers.com).

The Writers Junction is located at 1001 Colorado Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401. www.writersjunction.com


9 AM- Dennis Cruz – spoken word
9:20 AM- Johnny Walker – comedy
10 AM- Ashaki Jackson – poetry
11:20 AM- Karen Forman & Co – improv
1 PM- Drew Droege – comedic essay
2 PM- David Francis – prose fiction Stray Dog Winter
3 PM- James Greer – music/prose
3:40 PM- Lindsey Goldstein – memoir
4:30 PM- Author Panel featuring Deirdre ShawBrad Listi*, Mark Sarvas, and Brooke Berman
6 PM- LIFE UNEXPECTED Panel – featuring creator Liz Tigelaar & star Shiri Appleby
7 PM- Jose Rivera with Sona Tatoyan excerpt from premiere novel Love Makes the City Crumble
7:30 PM- Jillian Lauren* – Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
7:50 PM- Joseph Powell – poetry
8 PM- Mark Rizzo – comedic piece (about Scranton, PA people!)
8:40 PM- Garrett Socol* – play
9 PM- Mahogany Improv Group – Upright Citizens Brigade improv
10 PM- Ben Loory* – prose short story
10:20 PM- John Singleton* – poetry
10:40 PM- Nicole Wells – comedic essay
11:20 PM- Rich Ferguson* – spoken word
11:40 PM- Anne Walls* – comedic essay
12 Midnight- Movie Performance – When Harry Met Sally
2 AM- Brock Walters – comedy
2:20 AM – Joseph Mattson Empty the Sun prose/audio recordings
2:40 AM – Joe Wengert – comedy, Upright Citizens Brigade
3 AM- Anna Metcalf – essay
4 AM- Karaoke Party! – musical!
6 AM- Sean Hill – spoken word
6:20 AM – Kate Gilbert – prose
7 AM- Vanessa Libertad Garcia – dark comedic fiction
*Esteemed TNB Contributor

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ANNE WALLS is an author of novels, screenplays, and short stories. Anne creates content for FunnyorDie.com and has written for "Saints and Sinners," a Fox television show, as well as written and directed 2 short films. Anne has even sold the same screenplay...twice. And no, you have not seen it. Ah, Hollywood. Her prose work has been published in the Gander Press Review, Ladygunn, and the Orange County Register. She is also the co-founder of WordHustler.com, the world's first online submission management platform for writers.

3 responses to “Be a Part of The 24-Hour Literary Marathon- THIS SATURDAY!”

  1. Ben Loory says:

    i always wanted to be esteemed!

  2. Don Mitchell says:

    I dunno, Ben. I don’t think you’re filthy enough for that. Probably Gunk alone will do it for you.

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