Sat, May 13|
Graft by Margaret Elysia Garcia
Join us for a local reading of Graft by Author Margaret Elysia Garcia
Time & Location
May 13, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
LibroMobile Bookstore, 1150 S Bristol St A3, Santa Ana, CA 92704, USA
About the Event
A Local Reading of Graft by Author Margaret Elysia Garcia
Save the date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
from 4-6pm pst In-Store & IG Live @ LibroMobile
Margaret Elysia Garcia is the author of Graft a short story collection published by Tolsun Books which features mostly Mexican American characters living in Whittier and Orange County. She is also the author of Burn Scars published by Lit Kit Collective, a memoir in poetry about the aftermath of the Dixie Fire of 2021. Her work has been featured in the Haunt Publishing’s When Other People Saw Us They Saw the Dead, a BIPOC anthology, Akashic Noir Series Santa Cruz Noir, PM Press’ All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body, on Upworthy, and Juked, Catamaran Literary Reader, among others. She teaches a poetry publishing class with Community Literary Initiative in Los Angeles. She lives in Orange County.
About the book
New gothic short fiction from California author Margaret Elysia Garcia. This collection of stories takes readers on a journey south of Los Angeles, away from Hollywood and the beaches, away from the tropes of gangsters and drugs, and into the towns beyond where the promise of California dreaming never quite grafted onto the suburban landscape. The people of these stories grasp hard onto customs and landmarks, which disappear by bulldozer or earthquake. They are left wandering, trying to find a center that isn’t there. A place of both subtle magic and ghosts and ugly architecture. A place not good enough to stay, not bad enough to leave. A place where commerce stands in for culture, and authentic people try to find small tracts of real life in the cracks, all in the shadow of Disneyland.
Praise for Graft“Margaret Elysia Garcia’s is a hauntingly beautiful new voice in American literature. These stories…come together with a kind of magic leaving me inspired and oddly elated.”— Ariel Gore, author of The End of Eve
See you soon!
@LibroMobile 1150 S. Bristol St. #A3Santa Ana, CA 92704