Exposition Review, Vol V: “Act/Break” Launch (and New Podcast Alert!)

Exposition Review is ecstatic to announce our latest issue has launched, Vol. V: “Act/Break”! With this new issue, we celebrate works across genres and hybrid forms, featuring writers new, established, and emerging from WriteGirl and the PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship. After months of reading, editing, and design, it’s time to share it with the world.

That’s not to say this issue wasn’t without its last minute changes. Even though Exposition Review wasn’t able to host our regular issue launch party, we still found new and exciting ways to celebrate the work of our contributors.

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AWP Panel Recap: From Page to Stage: How to Write a Play That Will Actually Get Produced

#AWP2020 was one for the books, and not because of the usual literary masses swarming the host city. The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in San Antonio started on March 4th just days after the Mayor declared a public health emergency when someone who tested positive for COVID-19 had been released from the nearby Air Force Base where 100 cruise ship passengers had been quarantined. The declaration was made in order to protect the city from any other evacuees from entering, but ultimately was denied by the courts. However, within hours of this declaration, the organizers of AWP had a tough choice to make in whether or not to move forward with the conference. 

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Recap: Expo Presents: “L.A. in a Flash” at Lit Crawl L.A.

For a lit journal, fall is an exciting time of year. It usually means submission season is in full swing and a shiny new issue gleams on the horizon. But this year, beyond the excitement around our annual issue—and the fact that we’ll be paying contributors to Vol. V: “Act/Break”—we’re blocking our calendars with a focus on Lit Crawls and flash.

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Recap: Short Play Reading + Workshop

This year’s Short Play Reading + Workshop combined one of our favorite #ExpoPresents events of the year (the reading of stageplays and screenplays published in Exposition Review) with one of our signature micro-workshops. This year, we headed to The Complex Hollywood and joined up with Hollywood Fringe Festival to bring works off the digital page and into the theater. We continued with a Q&A with the writers and directors followed by a micro-workshop focused on crafting short plays.

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Exposition Review, Vol IV: “Wonder” Launch

Exposition Review is thrilled to debut our latest issue, Vol IV: “Wonder”! This volume is packed with multi-genre goodness, including more experimental narratives than any issue to date.

On Friday, May 3, Exposition Review’s editors, contributors, and community came together to celebrate the issue with our #ExpoPresents: Launch Party & Reading at one of our favorite LA bookstores, Skylight Books. Though this was our fourth issue and the second time we had the pleasure of hosting our launch party at Skylight, it was a night of firsts.

 

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Recap: 2018 Short Play Series

For our 2018 Short Play Series, we gathered at the Skiptown Playhouse in Hollywood for a staged reading of four pieces—three stageplays and one screenplay—from Exposition Review Vol. III: “Orbit.” We were proud to showcase a group of talented Los Angeles directors and the actors they cast, and to see their interpretations of the published scripts unfold on the stage.

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Recap: “Share Your Voice!” Seminar with WriteGirl and 826LA

In 2017, Exposition Review had the pleasure of hosting our first seminar and interactive workshop for WriteGirl at The Hatchery. WriteGirl is a fantastic Los Angeles-based non-profit dedicated to mentoring young women and developing their creative writing skills as they progress through junior high and high school, while The Hatchery is a unique co-working space and community of writers in the Larchmont area.

With the success of last year’s workshop–which resulted in the publication of pieces by WriteGirls Vivian Enriquez and Angela He in our “Surface” issue–we were looking forward to once again collaborating with WriteGirl and The Hatchery, but we couldn’t resist expanding our youth-centered #ExpoPresents to another creative writing non-profit: 826LA. This amazing organization provides free programs, including mentoring, workshops, tutoring, and more, to over 9,000 students in the LA area.

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Recap: “L.A. in a Flash” @ Lit Crawl L.A.

LitCrawl LA LA in a Flash

The editors of Exposition Review love Lit Crawl L.A., and we’re excited to be among those chosen to host an event at this bar crawl turned literary extravaganza. On October 25, we gathered in NoHo with some of our favorite multi-genre short form writers for “L.A. in a Flash,” one of our signature #ExpoPresents micro-readings/workshops. Read on for all the flash-y details.

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