My Hollywood: Local Takes on our Little Town
Scot Sothern is a writer and photographer known for his controversial black and white photographs of prostitutes of Southern California. He is the author of Lowlife (Powerhouse Books), Curb Service (Soft Skull Press) and a bi-weekly column at Vice.
Rachel Kann is an award-winning poet who has performed with daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra, Sage Francis, Saul Williams, and Rahzel, among others to crowds at the Vans Warped Tour, Agape and Tedx UCLA.
Tembi Locke is a TV and film actress who has appeared on The Mentalist, CSI, Bones, Friends and much more. She will appear in this fall’s Dumb and Dumber To with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. She’ll be reading an essay entitled “To Live and Grieve in LA,” from her memoir-in-progress.
After a career in the adult film business, Tera Patrick has successfully merged into mainstream and pop culture as an international entrepreneur. Her memoir Sinner Takes All is an intimate peek into her early life and life on the road where she traveled to over 80 countries modeling, dancing, filming, and touring. Tera has appeared on Chelsea Lately, Carson Daly, The Big Idea with Donnie Deutch, Howard Stern, MSNBC, FOX News, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and she was the first to host the AVN Awards Show appearing on the Showtime network. She is writing her second book as a follow up to Sinner Takes All, occasionally performs burlesque and appears at ComicCons as a variety of characters. She resides in Los Angeles with her partner Tony Acosta (a special effects artist /specialty costumer), their daughter Sophia, and their dog Chopper.
Shawna Kenney wrote the award-winning memoir I Was a Teenage Dominatrix (Last Gasp) and co-authored a book called Imposters(Mark Batty), about the characters on Hollywood Boulevard. She is editor of the anthology Book Lovers: Sexy Stories from Under the Covers (Seal Press) and her nonfiction work has appeared in Playboy, Ms., Creative Nonfiction, The Rumpus, Bust, Juxtapoz, and Indiewire, among others. She’ll be reading from her new essay “All That Glitters,” forthcoming on Narratively.