Altadena Library Indie Author Night with Carolina Rivera Escamilla, Eric J. Guignard, Willa C. Richards, and Cody Sisco

July 24, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Meet local authors and hear readings of their best and newest works. Book sales will take place on-site.
Carolina Rivera Escamilla is an educator, bilingual writer, theater actor, and documentarian who lives in Los Angeles. A Fellow of Pen America Emerging Voices, her first book of short stories, entitled “…after…” was published in 2015 (Worlds Stage Press). Born in El Salvador, Rivera Escamilla is currently writing a novel. Her recently released first book of poetry entitled, “In a Corner of Your Country,” was published by Bellucci, Palms & Carmichael Publishing, LLC. in March 2023. • IG @carolinariveraes

Eric J. Guignard is a writer and anthologist of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles. He’s twice won the Bram Stoker Award, won the Shirley Jackson Award, and been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and International Thriller Writers Award. His latest books are his novella “Last Case at a Baggage Auction” (Harper Day), novel “Doorways to the Deadeye” (JournalStone), and short story collection “That Which Grows Wild” (Cemetery Dance). • Twitter: @ericjguignard IG @eric_j._guignard

Willa C. Richards is the author of the novel “The Comfort of Monsters.” She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2019 PEN/Robert J. Dau Prize for Emerging Writers. • IG @willacatherr

Cody Sisco is an author, editor, publisher, and literary community organizer. His science fiction series includes two novels, “Broken Mirror” and “Tortured Echoes.” In 2017, he co-founded Made in L.A. Writers, an indie author co-op dedicated to the support of independent authors. His startup, BookSwell, is a literary events and media production company dedicated to lifting up marginalized voices. He serves as a Co-Executive on the Board of Governors for the Editorial Freelancers Association. • IG @codybriansisco Twitter @codysisco