New Writers Retreat: The Joshua Tree Experiential Arts and Writing Retreat

downloadLos Angeles poet Ariel Fintushel has founded the The Joshua Tree Experiential ARTS and WRITING Retreat. It kicks off this year.
Get out of LA for a 3-day arts and writing retreat featuring bonfire readings by desert dwellers Ruth Nolan and L.I. Henley. Curated workshops like Altered States and Psycho-Spiritual Legacies of the Desert and High Noon Ceremony lead participants through the natural landscape to generate new work in their chosen medium. Work is considered for inclusion in a commemorative anthology. Rather than seek an exact definition of the desert, this retreat is designed to inspire questions about what the desert is and what it may represent for you.
The Joshua Tree Experiential Arts and Writing Retreat happens November 17-19, 2017.
Where: Mojave Stars Ranch, 4815 Meriwether Road, Twentynine Palms CA 92277
Cost: Tickets: $125 or $75 for students. Purchase through Eventbrite.
Contact: Email or visit for more details.


From: EUR/Electronic Urban Report

Elias-Wondimu-Elana-M1Los Angeles – Several hundred people gathering in Leimert Park Village in front of the iconic Vision Theater, Saturday, October 14, 2017.

The diverse crowd gathered on this beautiful day in Southern California to celebrate the first book launch from TSEHAI’s imprint, the Harriet Tubman Press: Voices from Leimert Park Redux: a Los Angeles Poetry Anthology.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 10/16/17 –10/22/17

Ron Chernow and Grant at Vroman’s Bookstore (off-site)

downloadPlease join us to hear the Pulitzer Prize winning author for Hamilton, Ron Chernow, discuss and sign Grant, his newest masterful biography, about Ulysses S. Grant’s life as a general and president, whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. In conversation with USC professor and author William Deverell, Chernow offers this sweeping and dramatic portrait, that finds the threads that bind the disparate stores together, and makes sense of all sides of Grant’s life, contradictions, and accomplishments.

Note: This is a ticketed event through Eventbrite link. Tickets include admission for two and one copy of Grant. (Price is approx. cost of one book.)

Where: All Saints Church (with Vroman’s Bookstore)

Date: Monday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101


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Los Angeles Literature Events 10/10/17 –10/15/17

downloadPoetry Open Mic at Westwood Library, LAPL

Come to share your masterpiece, or just to listen and enjoy!

Bring your recent work. Bring your favorite work. Bring work by someone else you really like. Then, take away inspiration for new work!

Hosted by Wyatt Underwood

Where: Westwood Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 10th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024


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