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CONGRATULATIONS: Mehnaz Turner featured in Newer Poets XVI Reading at Central Library


Congratulations to MMIX poet, Mehnaz Turner who will be featured in the Newer Poets XVI Reading!

ALOUD at Central Library
630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Thursday, July 07, 2011 7:00 PM

Lory Bedikian, A. Razor, Cassandra Love,
Sherman Pearl, Anthony Seidman, Mehnaz Turner

Hosted by Suzanne Lummis, Los Angeles Poetry Festival,
and Richard Modiano, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

For more information on the poets and to make reservations:


Mehnaz Turner was born in Pakistan and raised in southern California. She is a 2009 PEN USA Emerging Voices Fellow in Poetry. Her work has appeared in publications such as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Mascara Literary Review, The Journal of Pakistan Studies, Cahoots Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine, and An Anthology of California Poets.


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PUBLISHED and UPCOMING READING: Mehnaz Turner’s poems in Mascara Literary Review

Congratulations to Mehnaz Turner!

She has three poems, “Mugged,” “Everything New” and “China Silk Shoes,” featured in Mascara Literary ReviewRead them here.

Mehnaz is also reading her poems on February 11th, 8-10 pm at Stories Books & Cafe, 1716 Sunset Blvd, Echo Park. Poets Jane Ormerod, Thomas Fucaloro and Rubén Martínez will also be featured.  Click here for more information!

For more updates and great musings on poetry/writing, check out Mehnaz’s blog.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Mehnaz Turner featured on Writers At Work

Enjoy Mehnaz Turner’s poem Whoever Loves Me chosen as the September Poem of the Month on the Writers At Work website.

Congratulations, Mehnaz!

About Writers At Work

Writers At Work is a creative writing center based in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Founded by Terry Wolverton in 1997, WAW provides ongoing weekly workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; special workshops on a variety of topics; one-on-one consultations with writers; manuscript review; and occasional public readings, writing retreats, and publication projects. We exist to provide opportunities to deepen one’s craft, find supportive community, and cultivate an audience for one’s work.

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Sylvia Sukop and Mehnaz Turner represent Emerging Voices 2009 at Strange Cargo Release Party

Brava to Sylvia Sukop, Mehnaz Turner and all the Emerging Voices alumni who read at the release party for STRANGE CARGO, an Emerging Voices Anthology, at Skylight Books!  Congratulations again to EV alumni whose work is included in STRANGE CARGO!  MMIX Writers, Erika Ayon, John Boucher, Rachelle Cruz and Parnaz Foroutan are also featured.

Sylvia Sukop and Mehnaz Turner representing MMIX and EV 2009 at Skylight Books. Photo by Bonnie Kaplan

Sylvia Sukop and Rachelle Cruz chat before the STRANGE CARGO reading. Photo by Bonnie Kaplan

Skylight Bookstore is packed with folks hungry for stories. Photo by Bonnie Kaplan

"These are voices which demand to be heard, and the reader is grateful that...they have received the help, guidance and encouragement to allow their unique sound, their irreplaceable vision, to reach the reading world." Former EV Mentor and author advocate of the Emerging Voices program, Janet Fitch reads her foreword in STRANGE CARGO. Photo by Bonnie Kaplan

Sylvia Sukop reads excerpts from her memoir, DIFFICULT LIGHT. Photo by Bonnie Kaplan

"I remembered when Alex was little, taking him to a small ski area in Pennsylvania, not far from where we lived then. I taught him to ski by placing him and his short skis in between my long ones, both of us facing forward. He leaned back against my legs, neither of us using poles, and we glided down the slope as one, going not for speed but for a fearless and intuitive connection with the snow." - excerpt from DIFFICULT LIGHT by Sylvia Sukop, published in STRANGE CARGO. Photo by Bonnie Kaplan

"When I die, I said, pointing at the crumbs/ on my plate, bury me in these." - Mehnaz Turner reads "Second Eulogy", a poem from her memoir in verse, TONGUE-TIED. Photo by Rachelle Cruz

"All day the liquored branches/ seemed to flirt. My husband whispers,/ let's hug a tree. Some are 3000/ years ancient, and for once I feel/ less like an aging teacher/ with wisps of white hair/ behind the ears." - Mehnaz Turner's poem "Lip-Reading in Sequoia," included in both her memoir in verse, TONGUE TIED, and the EV anthology, STRANGE CARGO. Photo by Rachelle Cruz

Friend of L.A. writers and Erika Ayon enjoy supporting indie bookstores, like Skylight! Photo by Bonnie Kaplan

Marytza Rubio, Davin Malasarn, Cara Chow, Pireeni Sundaralingam and Mehnaz Turner -- all Emerging Voices alumni-- show off the new anthology, STRANGE CARGO. Photo by Bonnie Kaplan

For more information on purchasing STRANGE CARGO, an Emerging Voices anthology, please visit PEN USA’s website here.


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Mid-April Update

MMIX Writer, Thi Dao will be reading at The World Stage on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

Thi Dao is the featured reader at The World Stage Performance Gallery’s Anasi Writers’ Workshop and Reading on Wednesday, April 14th.  The Writers’ Workshop starts at 7:30 pm, where poets and writers are welcome to workshop poems and stories.  The reading begins at 8:30 pm.

World Stage Performance Gallery

4344 Degnan Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90008


Published!:  Mehnaz Turner’s poem “Shakespeare Was Punjabi” is a featured poem this week at Asia Writes.

Check it out here.


Don’t forget to check out MMIX readings this month:

  • On Thursday, April 22nd at 9 p.m., MMIX will read risky and risque tales at Cafe Muse in Hollywood.  SEX, LIES AND LITERACY promises to be an evening of food, fun, drink and provocative language.

We hope to see you there!

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