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Friday, May 14, 2004, 7:30 P.M.
Mary Woronov and Michael Tolkin read from new work.

Mary Woronov is a painter and the author of six books: Wake for the Angels, short stories illustrating her paintings; Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory, a fictional memoir of her time at the Factory; Eye Witness to Warhol, essays on questions she is tired of answering; Snake, a novel; Niagara, another novel; and her new book of short stories, Blind Love. Woronov, who lives in L.A., has also written and directed three half-hour TV shows for Women on Showtime. From1980 to 2003 she acted in more than seventy three Hollywood films, acquiring the dubious title of "cult queen" thanks to such films as Chelsea Girls, Eating Raoul, Rock'n Roll High School, and Warner Bros. Looney Tunes: Back in Action. Currently she teaches graduate fiction at Otis College of Art and Design. Michael Tolkin is the author of novels Among the Dead, Under Radar, and The Player, which, along with his screenplay collection The Player, the Rapture, the New Age: Three Screenplays, are published by Grove/Atlantic. He wrote and directed The Rapture and The New Age, both of which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival. Tolkin is the recipient of a Writers Guild Award for his screenplay for The Player. Reservations required. 310.264.4678; admission $5.