Oct 06

Story Salon and The Mean Kind

Round 1

November 12th, 2016 at 7pm at Debonair


Story Salon, Los Angeles’s longest running storytelling venue, has been challenging performers and audiences for two decades. It will be hosted by the fantastic Bev Mickins.

The Mean Kind is a group of writers with ties to the South (US). Members Brandon Jordan Brown, Rachel McLeod Kaminer, and Chris L. Terry will read work that might be about the South or not. You’ll have to judge for yourself.


Brandon Jordan Brown was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in the South. He is a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow in poetry, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and winner of the 2016 Orison Anthology Poetry Award. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Forklift, Ohio; Day One; Winter Tangerine Review;Rufous City Review; Bodega and more.


Rachel McLeod Kaminer grew up in the Blue Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains near the French Broad River. She lives and works in the Los Ángeles River Basin. Her book of poetry As in the dark, descend was published this year with Writ Large Press; she’s currently collaborating with Rocío Carlos on a year-long project of documentary poetry called Attendance.


Chris L. Terry’s debut novel Zero Fade (Curbside Splendor) was on Best of 2013 lists by Kirkus Reviews and Slate.com, and shortlisted for the American Library Association’s YALSA BFYA. Chris lives in Los Angeles, and is working on a novel about a mixed-race punk musician with a black imaginary friend.



Beverly Mickins is a Los Angeles based performing artist who is the creator of “Story Salon”, the longest running story telling venue in Southern California. She has appeared on Square One TV (1987), Steel and Lace (1991) and Abandoned and Deceived (1995). She has recently released her debut CD,EVERYBODY’S TALKIN.