Black Clock Benefit

Black Clock Benefit

This celebration of Black Clock, the national literary magazine published by California Institute of the Arts, highlights a rich array of fiction by Los Angeles writers, ranging from the magical realism of Aimee Bender to Susan Straight's depictions of the Inland Empire's underbelly. In addition to readings by present and past contributors to the publication, Black Clock editor, novelist, critic and CalArts MFA Writing Program faculty member Steve Erickson discusses the nature of contemporary L.A. fiction with Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW's Bookworm.

In only three years Black Clock has established itself as one of the leading journals of its kind, attracting nationwide attention for publishing writers such as Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, Richard Powers, Joanna Scott, Jonathan Lethem, Miranda July, Rick Moody, Greil Marcus, Darcey Steinke, Shelley Jackson, William T. Vollmann among many others.

Featured authors include:

  • Aimee Bender, author of The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, An Invisible Sign of My Own and Willful Creatures.
  • Francesca Lia Block, author of Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books.
  • Ben Ehrenreich, author of The Suitors.
  • Yxta Maya Murray, author of The Conquest, The Queen Jade and the forthcoming The King's Gold.
  • Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW's Bookworm.
  • Susan Straight, author of A Million Nightingales, Haywire Moon and I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots.
  • Lisa Teasley, author of Heat Signature, Dive and Glow in the Dark.
  • David L. Ulin, author of The Myth of Solid Ground and editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review.
  • Steve Erickson, author of Our Ecstatic Days and the forthcoming Zeroville, and editor of Black Clock.

Associated Images: 

Date/TimePatron Level
THU 2/15

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff