‘Crank and Cake’ – The Mochila Review invites Ellen Hopkins to perform

The New York Times best-selling author stands calmly near the edge of the overlit performance stage in Kemper Recital Hall, leaning against a podium with an expressionless face. Ellen Hopkins unapologetically reviews the 61 years of experiences that she’s compressed into a 20-slide presentation, a collection of poorly composed family photos. One slide parades images of the two young children... Read More