May 11th, 2016: Cat McIntire Memorial Reading with David McIntire and BC Petrakos

Cat McIntireJoin us as we celebrate the life of Cat McIntire.  Please come down and read a poem for/about the late Cat McIntire.


David McIntire

David McIntire was born once and doesn't see the need to do it again. Growing up in the barren suburbs of Los Angeles he started writing and performing his poetry while still in high school. After living for a year in Sweden he became a roadie, a warehouse worker, a husband and a vegan, more or less in that order. David has performed, both as a poet and a musician, in some of the uglier venues of L.A. and his work has been published in zines, anthologies and online journals. He has featured at many of the L.A. area's finest poetry venues and since 2009, along with his wife Cat, has hosted Poetry Stew, a monthly open mic. In 2011 David released his third chapbook, Other, which featured totally unique, hand done artwork on each cover. His fourth chapbook, Exit Wounds, was recently released through International Word Bank Press.

BC Petrakos

bc petrakos is a storyteller, performance artist, award-winning playwright and Pushcart & Best Of The Web–nominated writer.

her dynamic, tell-it-all approach has won over audiences in California, Chicago, New York, London, Berlin, Sweden, & Edinburgh.

Petrakos is a widely published poet whose work can be found in literary magazines and anthologies including Poetic Diversity, Falling Star, Voices Of New Women Writers (Duke University Press), Magna Poets, Houston Literary Review, Red Fez, Three Rooms Press, Oakland Review, and many more.

She has three books published by Sybaritic Press: The Book of This, Country Fixins, and Stories from the Inside Edge, which has been adapted for both stage and screen. Stories from the Edge, an evening of petrakos’ stories directed by E. Amato featured performances by Los Angeles poets and actors and the short film “Cop,.” ln 2007, Petrakos took Stories from the Edge to the Festival Fringe Edinburgh, performing with John Burton, Jr. “Cop” also screened at Cinema Slam, Park City, Utah. Several stories from the collection are under option, including “Too Tall Diane,” “Violet’s Bed,” “Indiscretions,” and “The Curtain.” “STANLEY”, a feature screenplay she co-wrote with Joel Sachs is currently in development.

From 2007 – 2012, petrakos was a host of the venerable Los Angeles reading The Rapp Saloon. With a background in stand-up and writing sketch comedy for Showtime, CBS and Fox, she volunteers her experience and time leading comedy improv workshops for at-risk youth.

She is a founding member of International Word Bank Productions and CFO of Baxter Daniels Ink Press.