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On episode five of The Working Poet Radio Show, I talked with the fantastic Los Angeles writer, attorney, and community builder Natashia Deón. Check out our conversation about this Saturday’s show, Dirty Laundry Lit: Clothing Optional, at The Virgil and how she’s reaching people in the community through writing. Plus, she talks about the intersection of being an attorney and a writer. 

Natashia Deón is a Los Angeles attorney, writer, and creator of the reading series Dirty Laundry Lit. APushcart Prize nominee and named as a “most fascinating person for 2013” in L.A. Weekly’s 2013 People Issue, she has recently completed a novel which is currently being shopped by her agent, and is working on her collection of essays,This Is How I Let You Go. Her work has appeared side-by-side with Pulitzer Prize winning writer, Yousef Komunyakaa in The Rattling Wall, has appeared in B O D Y, The Rumpus, The Feminist Wire, You. An Anthology of Second Person Essays, and other places. A 2010 PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholarship recipient and 2011 VCCA Fellow, Deón has taught creative writing at Gettysburg College, for PEN Center USA, and 826LA. She loves pastor tacos and pretty much anything with Sriracha on it.