Dark Sparkler / Amber Tamblyn  with Yo La Tengo - BOOK RELEASE

HOLLYWOOD FOREVER IS PROUD TO PRESENT

Dark Sparkler / Amber Tamblyn with Yo La Tengo - BOOK RELEASE

Derrick Brown

Fri, April 24, 2015

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Los Angeles, CA

$10.00

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Actress and author Amber Tamblyn and iconic alternative rock band Yo La Tengo will be presenting a very special musical and lyrical hybrid showcase for the book release party in support of Tamblyn’s third book of poetry, DARK SPARKLER, a haunting collection that explores the lives and deaths of more than 25 actresses who died tragically and before their time.  The 45-minute show will be a journey intertwining verse and music to tell the emotionally charged stories of these deceased women, some of whom are buried inside The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, as well as Tamblyn’s own dark revelations in researching them over the course of six years.

The show will be held in a beautiful Masonic Lodge built in 1927.
There are no elevators in this historic landmark.
Ascending stairs is required to enter the venue.
QUESTIONS email events@hollywoodforever.com

PARKING IS FREE ON SITE

Dark Sparkler / Amber Tamblyn with Yo La Tengo - BOOK RELEASE
Dark Sparkler / Amber Tamblyn  with Yo La Tengo - BOOK RELEASE
Actress and author Amber Tamblyn, iconic alternative rock band Yo La Tengo will be presenting a very special musical and lyrical hybrid showcase for the book release party in support of Tamblyn’s third book of poetry, DARK SPARKLER, a haunting collection that explores the lives and deaths of more than 25 actresses who died tragically and before their time. The 45-minute show at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery (6000 Santa Monica Blvd.) will be a journey intertwining verse and music to tell the emotionally charged stories of these deceased women, some of whom are buried inside The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, as well as Tamblyn’s own dark revelations in researching them over the course of six years.

At the performance on Friday, April 24 at 7 pm, Tamblyn will read poems from DARK SPARKLER, accompanied by a special instrumental performance from Yo La Tengo. Admission to the event is $10, and books will be for sale.

A unique, poetic, and harrowing exploration of life, death, celebrity, and immortality, DARK SPARKLER is “a smartly crafted collection, proving that she is a savvy and fierce woman and poet who knows that behind every spotlight is shadow.” (Booklist) Tamblyn has received praise for the collection from Diane di Prima (who wrote the foreword), Sarah Vowell, Quentin Tarantino, Roxane Gay, and Publishers Weekly. Coverage for the book is forthcoming in Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, the Los Angeles Times, NPR’s “Cabinet of Wonders,” and InStyle, among other publications.

DARK SPARKLER was inspired by the lives and disappointments of actresses before Tamblyn’s time—tragic stories of suicide, murder, and obscurity. Each of the book’s poems features subjects like Brittany Murphy, Marilyn Monroe, and Jane Mansfield—and they are paired with original artwork, commissioned for this book, by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama.

Amber Tamblyn just finished a successful stint starring in the hit CBS-TV series “Two and a Half Men.” She has been nominated for the Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit awards. She has published two previous books, Free Stallion (2005), which won the Borders Book Choice Award for Breakout Writing, and Bang Ditto (2009), an IndieNext bestseller. A contributor to the Poetry Foundation and Bust, Tamblyn’s work has appeared in Interview, Cosmopolitan, the San Francisco Chronicle, Poets & Writers, Pank, and elsewhere. She has received acclaim for her roles in movies and television shows like “Joan of Arcadia” and “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” As a poet, she has studied with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, and others. Tamblyn lives in New York with her husband, comedian David Cross.
Derrick Brown
Derrick Brown
DERRICK c. BROWN is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year award for Poetry. He is a former paratrooper for the 82nd airborne and is the president of one of what Forbes and Filter Magazine call "…one of the best independent presses in the country", Write Bloody Publishing. He is the author of four books of poetry. The New York Times calls his work, "…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words."
Venue Information:
The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
http://www.hollywoodforever.com