Dryland Expands Its Mission

Dryland Expands Its Mission

By Brian Dunlap

It’s been five years since “Dryland: A Literary Journal Born in South Central Los Angeles,” published its first issue. Since Founding Editor-in-Chief, Viva Padilla, set out to publish “the best poetry, fiction, and nonfiction of the Los Angeles literary underground, and to prioritizing Black and POC artists, writers, and poets,” as it states on the journal’s website.

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Los Angeles Literature Events: 9/07/20 – 9/13/20

Los Angeles Literature Events: 9/07/20 – 9/13/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

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Philosophy Discussion Group & Critique of Pure Reason via Arroyo Seco Regional Branch Library, LAPLOnline Event

Join Arroyo Seco Regional Branch Library’s Zoom link as we continue our discussion of Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. Newcomers are welcome.

NOTE: Email ayosco@lapl.org for participation details. Confirm at site due to holiday.

Where: Arroyo Seco Branch Library, LAPL – Online event  

Date: Monday the 7th                                  

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: Online event (see site)  

Website: https://lapl.org/whats-on/events/philosophy-discussion-group-1 

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Los Angeles Literature Events: 8/31/20 – 9/06/20

Los Angeles Literature Events: 8/31/20 – 9/06/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

 

download (2)Bilingual Storytime via Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, LAPL Instagram Online – Kids Event

Join the Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library’s Instagram online link for the Bilingual Storytime event, to enjoy stories, rhymes and songs in Spanish and English.

Where: Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, LAPL Zoom online

Date: Monday the 31st

Time: 3 pm                                   

Address: Online event (see site)

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/bilingual-storytimela-hora-de-cuentos-bilingüe

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I ASKED THE BLUE HERON (2017)

I ASKED THE BLUE HERON (2017)

By J.T. The L.A. Storyteller
FROM: Medium

0_PqQDlS11dVFsruWRTo come to terms with one’s status as a survivor is to relive the moments that nearly ended one’s life. To collect those moments and offer them to the world is to relieve their weight on one’s mind so new possibilities in one’s life may take shape. Lisbeth Coiman, an Afro-Venezuelan poet and writer, has embarked on this process in a particularly relevant reading journey for working-class people in cities like Los Angeles, especially for migrants from Latin America.

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Literary History: American Sonnets: PolyVocality and Code Switching With Wanda Coleman and Terrance Hayes

Literary History: American Sonnets: PolyVocality and Code Switching With Wanda Coleman and Terrance Hayes

By Mike Sonksen
FROM: Pleaides: Literature in Context

IMG_2685-300x225The recipient of both the National Book Award and MacArthur Genius Grant, Terrance Hayes is undoubtedly one of the most progressive Poets writing today. His latest book, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin  recently published by Penguin Poets is more contemporary than tomorrow. Composed during the first six months of the Trump presidency, Hayes meditates on America’s past, present and future with deep insight, sarcasm and compassion in 70 American sonnets. (More on what makes an American Sonnet in a few paragraphs.).

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Los Angeles Literature Events: 8/24/20 – 8/30/20

Los Angeles Literature Events: 8/24/20 – 8/30/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

116742783_2715181558712186_4661525944619345215_nTeens Speak Up Against Injustice: The Assignment via American Jewish University Online Event

Join us on Zoom to heat how a chance meeting in a bookstore propelled author Liza Wiemer to write her book, The Assignment, which explores how two teens found the courage to speak up against antisemitism and hatred.

NOTE: See site for details and ticket information.

Where: American Jewish University – Online event

Date: Monday the 24th

Time: 4 pm – 4:45 pm

Address: Online event (see site)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/398268867839936

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Griffith Park Finally Gets The Book It Deserves. Take A Hike With Its Author

Griffith Park Finally Gets The Book It Deserves. Take A Hike With Its Author

by Nate Rogers
FROM: L.A. Times

86766521_2952747721431578_8361209484495814656_oCresting an overlook on the Condor Trail in Griffith Park, Casey Schreiner wants us to stop to listen to the chimpanzees. “They’re a little bit chattier now than they were when I was writing the book,” he says, as the hollering echoes up from the Los Angeles Zoo in the canyon below. “It may be because they haven’t had visitors in a while.”

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