About the Event:
Please join us for a lively and heartfelt event, "Divorced & Gay in Downtown L.A.," featuring Meredith Maran, author of THE NEW OLD ME (Blue Rider Press, 2017), and visual artist Daisy Tong, followed by readings by David Francis, Abigail Ulman, Seth Fischer, and other guests.
Meredith Maran is a writer who fled to L.A. when her long, seemingly blissful, same-sex marriage ended suddenly and excruciatingly.
Daisy Tong is a painter who fled to L.A. when her long, seemingly blissful, same-sex marriage ended suddenly and excruciatingly.
Meredith wrote a book about it.
Daisy made paintings about it.
Meredith and Daisy met two years ago in downtown L.A. and talked endlessly about it.
Join Daisy and Meredith for a brutally honest conversation about writing, art and life in L.A. Meredith will read from her new book, and Daisy will walk guests through her artwork on display. Special guest readings will follow the program.
Please join us in the Redwood Room for drinking/dining/bonding until around 8 p.m.
Entry: Free. Open to the public.
Arrival: Please plan to arrive at Clifton's by 4 p.m., though late arrivals are welcome! Guests may drink in the Ballroom and may purchase from the bar. Come early to enjoy Jazz Sunday brunch or stay late to hear sultry retro vocals.
Parking: Parking is available on the street and in the St. Vincent Jewelry lot for $6 across from Clifton's.
Salon: The salon will be held in the Clifton's Republic Ballroom. Following the reading, authors will be available for book purchasing and signing.