Los 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.
Ron Chernow and Grant at Vroman’s Bookstore (off-site)
Please 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
Poetry 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
THE FUTURE OF POETRY IS BROWN & QUEER
by Soraya Membreno
From: bitch media
Despite what National Hispanic Heritage Month would have you think, Latinx writers exist year-round! And despite what headlines like “Poetry is going extinct, government data show,” predict, this is a moment of poetic renaissance and poets of color are paving the way.
by Brian Dunlap
“It’s official…” Los Angeles poet and Cave Canem fellow F. Douglas Brown said today, “Writ Large Press will publish ICON, poems centered around my namesake, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and the Harlem Renaissance painter Jacob Lawrence.”