Book Soup! I've been reading there for almost 30 years! Including the time we did the dramatic reading of the Weetzie Bat screenplay. And the group reading for my Love Magick anthology. Tonight I will be joined by three amazing women: Molly Bendall author of four collections of poetry and many anthologized poems and a professor at USC, Elizabeth Barker co-editor of Strawberry Fields Whatever , reading from her lyrical debut novel about music, love and loss, and Brandie Coonis of Rebecca Friedman literary agency reading from THE SONGS OF MONSTERS about a girl who moves to a seaside town and discovers secrets about her rock star mother's haunted past. I've known Molly since I was pregnant with my first daughter and her now college age daughter did cartwheels through the living room. I'm a huge fan of her beautiful work. Liz is one of my favorite students and when she workshopped her book everyone fell in love with her characters and their world. Brandie has been assisting me and she is a genius editor as well as writer. I love these women! Please come meet them.Tonight at Book Soup!