Elizabeth Reddin was born in Torrance, California at the Little Company of Mary Hospital; in 1993 she moved to New York City. She plays music in a story band called Legends, with Raquel Vogl and James Loman. Her writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Beekiller, New York Nights and 6 x 6. Her first full collection, The Hot Garment of Love Is Insecure, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2007. Laurie Weeks’ fiction and other writings have been published in The Baffler, Vice, Nest, Index, LA Weekly, Semiotext(e)’s The New Fuck You, and Dave Eggers’ The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008. She has taught in writing programs at UC San Diego and the New School, and has toured the US with the girl-punk group Sister Spit.