Rm220 presents Antonia Crane, Stephen Elliott, and Zachary Lazar at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at Saturn Bar (3067 St. Claude). This event is free and open to the public.
Antonia Crane is the author of the memoir, Spent (Barnacle Books, Rare Bird Lit). She is a writing instructor, stripper and performer in Los Angeles. She has written for The New York Times, The Believer, The Toast, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Salon.com, The Rumpus, Electric Literature, DAME, The Establishment, The Los Angeles Review, Quartz: The Atlantic Media, Medium.com, Buzzfeed, Lenny Letter and lots of other places. She is a Producer for several episodes of the scripted internet series DRIVEN, with “Episode Poppy” starring Breeda Wool and Sam Ball Written and Produced by Antonia Crane coming soon!
Her screenplay “The Lusty” (co-written by Transparent director, writer Silas Howard), based on the true story of the exotic dancer’s labor union, is a recipient of the San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grant in screenwriting. She has appeared on CNN’s This is Life with Lisa Ling and has been interviewed on WTF with Marc Maron and Michael Smerconish on https://www.siriusxm.com/potus where he compared dancers to Uber drivers. She is currently making cool shit by and for the sex worker community.
Stephen Elliott is the writer/director of the web series Driven. He is the the author of eight books including the novel Happy Baby, and the memoir The Adderall Diaries which was adapted into feature film starring James Franco. His article Silicon Is Just Sand is being developed for a series at A&E. His first movie, About Cherry, premiered at the Berlinale and was released by IFC in 2012. His newest movie, After Adderall, was the closing night film for the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival. He will be reading from his new collection of essays, Sometimes I Think About It.
Zachary Lazar is the author of five books, including the novels Vengeance, Sway, and I Pity the Poor Immigrant, a New York Times Notable Book of 2014. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and the 2015 John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for “a writer in mid-career whose work has demonstrated consistent excellence.” Lazar’s journalism has appeared in the New York Times, NPR’s All Things Considered, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. He lives in New Orleans and is on the creative writing faculty at Tulane University.