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GR2: NEW ASIAN PULP TO BE LAUNCHED IN LOS ANGELES AT GIANT ROBOT 2 IN SAWTELLE JAPANTOWN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW ASIAN PULP TO BE LAUNCHED IN LOS ANGELES AT GIANT ROBOT 2 IN SAWTELLE JAPANTOWN Collection of Genre Stories Features Intro by Leonard Chang, Fiction by Steph Cha, Naomi Hirahara and Gary Phillips   The ground-breaking anthology of genre short stories, Asian Pulp, will have its Los Angeles launch on Saturday, August 1, at 2 PM at Giant Robot 2 (GR2), 2062 Sawtelle Blvd., in Sawtelle Japantown. With an introduction by novelist and screenwriter Leonard Chang, the Pro Se Productions collection includes 16 stories, ranging from detective to science fiction to western, all featuring protagonists of Asian descent. The Southern California-based authors who will be participating in the GR2 event are Steph Cha, Naomi Hirahara and...

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GR2: Japan: From the Outside In - Abby Denson and Mari Naomi

GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025 4242 GOROBO April 18th 7pm A reading and signing with Abby Denson and Mari Naomi. We'll have books on hand. Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen "Whether you're ready to hop a plane and travel to Japan tomorrow, or interested in Japanese pop culture, this fun and colorful travelogue by noted comic book artist and food blogger Abby Denson, husband Matt, friend Yuuko, and sidekick, Kitty Sweet Tooth, will present Japan in a unique and fascinating way."

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Small Business Caturday - Photo Set

Small Business Saturday is a farce. The big box stores are still packed, the small shops, not as much. Yet the four ladies came up with Small Business Caturday, a more realistic day. Pictured below is Zoe Ruiz, Mari Naomi, Jen Wang, and Yumi Sakugawa. They did comic readings of stories with cats in them and although it wasn't an evening about shopping, it was sweet. They did sign some books afterwards. The best ending to the evening was see a stray cat family in the back parking lot being looked after by some passers by.  We'll get those signed books online today! Here's the link. link to the flickr photo set.  

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GR2: May 19th Sunday, Matthew Specktor Reading and Signing – American Dream Machine

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Author Signing – Matthew Specktor American Dream Machine Sunday May 19 2-3pm GR2 – 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025 www.gr2.net 310 445 9276 Matthew Specktor is the author of the novels American Dream Machine, which is currently being developed into a series for Showtime, and That Summertime Sound, as well as a nonfiction book of film criticism. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The Believer, Tin House, Salon, and numerous other anthologies and publications. He is a founding editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. For any information: Eric Nakamura Giant Robot Owner/Publisher eric@giantrobot.com (310) 445-9276

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