Car Crash Collective
Los Angeles, CA
Car Crash Collective is a late night reading series hosted by Brittany Menjivar and Erin Satterthwaite. In 2021, Brittany Menjivar was hit by two semi trucks in a car accident that left her inches from death. The first time she ever hung out with Erin, she told her this story... and minutes later, she found herself in a less dramatic accident involving an Uber driver and a Hollywood intersection. Forever bonded by their trauma—and, of course, their love of literature and writing—they founded Car Crash Collective, a late night reading series that takes place every month, typically in Los Angeles. Since its inception in July 2023, Car Crash Collective has featured a host of both legendary and up-and-coming writers, including Richard Hell, Sean Thor Conroe, Jack Skelley, Kim Rosenfield, Peter Vack, Matthew Donovan, Annie Hamilton, Erin Taylor, Chris Molnar, and Caitlin Forst. Readings are often followed by DJ sets, dancing, and mingling. Check out Erin’s writing in Forever Mag and Swap Spit, and look for Brittany’s upcoming collection Parasocialite in March 2024.