Amy Wallen In Conversation With Samantha Dunn

Date: Saturday, March 17 Time: 7pm Number of sessions: 1 - Event Members: Free Nonmembers: Free Location: The Ink Spot, 710 13th Street, Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92101


From Trailer Parks to Park Ave.

Wear your boots because this Author Reading and Interview is going to get deep. When Amy Wallen talks dirt with PEN Award nominee Samantha Dunn about trailer parks, pink gravel carports and metal skirts you’ll find out what happens inside and outside those metal rectangles. Bet you’ve always wondered what kind of scotch they drink in those trailer houses? Who names the trailer parks? Does anyone ever hook them up and drive them off the slab? Samantha Dunn’s forthcoming memoir is just about all of that and more. She will read a portion never read before, so come be the first to hear. And come watch these Southwest chicks scrape the shit off their boots as they wrangle Mobile Home & Garden, even if you wouldn’t step foot in a trailer house.

As a special warm up band the Sam’s Savory Workshop Students will read six 3-minute memoirs.

Samantha Dunn is an author and journalist whose latest memoir is Faith in Carlos Gomez: A Memoir of Salsa, Sex, and Salvation. Ms. Dunn’s previous books include the memoir Not by Accident: Reconstructing a Careless Life, as well as the novel Failing Paris, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Fiction Award. Her articles have appeared in Los Angeles Times, O (Oprah), Ms., and Glamour.




Amy Wallen, author of Los Angeles Times bestselling novel, Moon Pies and Movie Stars is a summer writer-in-residence at New York State Writers Institute, and a contributing book reviewer for the Los Angeles Times and other national magazines. She’s the founder of DimeStories, 3-minutestories featured on NPR stations nationwide. Her essays have been published in Country Living, The Writer, Huffington Postand literary anthologies. She lectures and teaches creative writing across the country, includingthe UCSD and UCLA Extensions, and private workshops. She is also the creator ofSavory Salons, literary salons with pie.