Poetry at the Ruskin Presents Ching-In Chen and Eloise Klein Healy

December 14th, 2 p.m.

Please join them for readings by Ching-In Chen and Eloise Klein Healy, followed by a reception with complimentary refreshments. The Ruskin Art Club, founded in 1888, is Los Angeles’ oldest cultural association. Its 1922 clubhouse was declared a Los Angeles Historical Monument in 1997.

Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2009). Past occupations include karaoke singer, flautist, 1st grade literacy teacher, community organizer, construction job counselor, and a severely lost person in the Rocky Mountains. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Water~Stone Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, OCHO and Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves. A Kundiman Fellow, Ching-In is currently an MFA candidate at UC Riverside.

Eloise Klein Healy is the author of six books of poetry, most recently, The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho (Red Hen Press, 2007). Healy has been awarded artist residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Dorland Mountain Colony. She directed the Women’s Studies Program at CSU Northridge and was founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Her imprint with Red Hen Press, Arktoi Books, specializes in publishing the work of lesbian authors.

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation. The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts partially support Red Hen Press.

The Ruskin Art Club
800 S. Plymouth Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
310.669.2369 or 818.831.0649
Admission: General $10
Students & Seniors $5
Seating is limited and on a first come basis

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