Teka Lark will read her book Queen of Inglewood about horrible people who failed at being awful in Los Angeles. The evening will be part of a live vinyl recording of the book, the audience reaction, and their commentary on the state of things in the United States. It is theater, literature, poetry, and satire all served in a free glass of wine. Teka says, "There is no such thing as too much or going too far, at least not in Los Angeles (or Montclair)."
Teka Lark is a journalist, essayist, and poet who has had a tumultuous relationship with dramatic monologue and satire. She is the the founder of VELO an editorial journal on space, race, and transportation , and a segment producer on Pacifica’s Feminist Magazine. Her journalism has appeared in Bustle, Truth Dig, Montclair Local, Next City, Village Voice, Ebony, Counterpunch, Time, Streetsblog, USA Today, NJ.com, Bloomfield Life, and Zocalo. She is an alumna of Mount St. Mary's College. Her poetry has appeared in Dryland Lit, LA Review of Books, Angel City Press, Spectrum: An Anthology of Southern California Poets, and Tia Chucha Press: Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles. Her book Queen of Inglewood was released on Word Palace Press last year. She lives in Halcyon Park, NJ.