From: L.A. Mayors Office

downloadAward-winning poet is nationally recognized as a major figure of contemporary literature

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that Robin Coste Lewis, winner of the National Book Award, is the new Poet Laureate of the City of Los Angeles.

As an official ambassador of L.A.’s arts community, Lewis will promote and celebrate the written word, and represent the city’s rich literary scene.

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

by Brian Dunlap

usc_la_times_festival_of_booksThis past weekend as the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The book festival has brought Angeleño book lovers together for over 20 years. This year at USC, some local independent presses and independent bookstores had booths, from Rare Bird and Prospect Park Books, to Skylight and Once Upon A Time, which bills itself as “America’s oldest children’s bookstore.”

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Open Mic, Open Minds, and Dim Lights in Pomona


Duo holds open mic nights at Da Center for The Arts in Pomona
By June Martinez
From: SaconScene


Da Center for The Arts in Pomona is a three-story venue of open space that doubles as an art gallery during the day and a space for live acts to perform at night. What was previously a brightly lit art gallery during the day turned into a dimly lit venue with a single spotlight on the microphone.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 4/24/17 –4/30/17

download (1)Aztec Stories at Arroyo Seco Regional Library

Come explore indigenous Mexican instruments, stories and poetry in Aztec Stories with Michael Heralda! Enjoy a feast of music, language and art and learn a few simple phrases of Nahauti, the language of the Aztecs.

Where: Arroyo Seco Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 24th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 6145 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042


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Los Angeles Literature Events 4/17/17 –4/23/17

Writers Workshops at Baldwin Hills Branch Library

downloadWriting a book and looking for feedback? Need deadlines to help you reach your writing goals? Then this is the group for you!

Each meeting, you bring 5-10 double-spaced pages of writing to share with the group. Every member will have time to present their writing and receive constructive feedback. Please call the information desk at 323-733-1196 with questions, and to RSVP for the workshop.

Where: Baldwin Hills Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 17th

Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm

Address: 2906 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016


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