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The Art of Atheism, Fiction, & Poetry, with a Little Photography (& Blood drive)

  • Aug 25, 2013 · 11:00 AM
  • Center for Inquiry - Los Angeles

Prominent local authors Susan and Stephen Perry will be the featured speakers.

Susan’s non-fiction books include Writing in Flow: Keys to Enhanced Creativity; Playing Smart: The Family Guide to Enriching, Offbeat Learning Activities; and Loving in Flow: How the Happiest Couples Get and Stay That Way. Her articles, essays, reviews, and columns have appeared in publications such as Psychology Today, ChildLos Angeles Magazine, Writer’s Digest, and USA Today. She has also written a novel, Kylie’s Heel, a tale of twin sisters, one an atheist and the other a born-again Christian. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, renowned author, philosopher, MacArthur Fellow, and Humanist of the Year (2011) wrote: “Kylie’s Heel burrows deep into the mind with its pathos and intelligence. Its power slowly builds into a crescendo of insight. This is a novel I will never forget, no more than if I myself had lived it.”

Stephen Perry’s first book of poems is entitledQuestions About God. He has published numerous poems in such top journals as The New Yorker,Sewanee ReviewYale ReviewVirginia Quarterly ReviewKenyon ReviewNorth American Review,Antioch ReviewDenver QuarterlySalmagundi,Wisconsin ReviewCimarron ReviewBeloit Poetry ReviewPoetry EastNightsun, UCLA’s Jacaranda Review, and many others.

The Perry's live in the city of Silver Lake (Los Angeles), California. For information, bios, books, and more, check out their website at

Blood Donation Drive

We're hosting a special blood drive event with a local hospital this month along with our monthly meeting. Starting at 1pm (after the talk), volunteers will be able to donate blood. There will be a special bus from the hospital that will facilitate the donation. Donations will be accepted until 5:30pm. That's past our normal meeting time but we will have games available and a movie playing for those waiting their turn. For more details on blood donation, visit


A complimentary lunch is provided after the talk. We’ll get a chance to meet, talk and get to know one another.


AU Kids
Children are welcome to join our AU Kids program. It’s like a Sunday school for secular parents. The children have another area where they play and learn during the main event. Parents are free to attend the main event or stay with their children during the meeting. After the main event, we all come together for lunch.


This meeting is free and open to the public.

Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.


About[masked] people attend our meetings so you’re sure to have a good time and meet lots of new people.


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Note: Registration begins at 10:30am


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  • Noah W.

    Susan and Stephen were great! It's good to inspire and support other nones who want to enter into the arts. We definitely need more content out there.

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be donating blood

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Noah W.

    Bringing someone new who is curios about the group. Her name is Masha. Please help me welcome her when you see us.

    4 · August 23, 2013

  • Noah W.

    Any folks who are first timers, feel free to introduce yourselves when you see me.

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Gulnara (Gula) G.

    I'll be donating blood :-)

    3 · August 23, 2013

  • Lawrence M.

    Had my picture taken while wearing "This is What an Athiest Looks Like" tee shirt! (Not the one shown here). God told Benedictus to quit as pope. I am still awaiting word as what to do.

    2 · August 22, 2013

  • Ingemar H.

    We have a conflict.

    August 19, 2013

  • Jared W.

    2 · August 14, 2013

  • Alexander

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Joie La M.

    Newbie also. Looking forward to meeting some likeminded peeps.

    3 · August 14, 2013

  • Jared W.

    Looking forward to my first one of these meetups.

    2 · August 11, 2013

    • Steven Paul L.

      Welcome! We all look forward to meeting you.

      1 · August 11, 2013

  • marisela

    I'll be giving blood :D

    2 · August 9, 2013

  • Michael K.

    I'll be there with many other Atheists United members who are not on meetup.

    2 · August 1, 2013

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