Los Angeles Literature Events 1/16/18 –1/21/18

WriTeens Workshop at qmksmmkqiarzkpto, LAPL–Teen Event

Join us for our recurring WriTeens class/workshop throughout the year to work on a poetry book.

Where: Pacoima Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 16th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 13605 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/writeens-and-poetry-books

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/8/18 –1/14/18

downloadGoogle Expeditions AR at John C. Fremont Branch Library–Adults, Teens, Kids Event

Please join us for our Science Fun, Winter Reading Challenge, as show-and-tell meets augmented reality. Expeditions AR uses Google’s AR technology to map a physical location and place 3D objects, and participants can walk around the objects, get in close to spot details, and step back to see the full picture.

Expeditions include: basic land formations, circulatory system, dinosaurs, DNA/RNA, the ocean floor, phases of the moon, Renaissance art, the solar system, the space race, etc.

Contact the library directly to find out which Expedition is being showcased at this location. This event is recommended for all, ages 5 and up.

NOTE: Check Edendale Branch Library and others for further offerings of this program.

Where: John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 8th

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 6121 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Website:   http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/google-expeditions-ar-augmented-reality-11

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/2/18 –1/7/18

HAPPY NEW YEAR: 2018!

Storytime at Hastings Ranch, Vroman’s Bookstore–Children’s Events

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Please join us every Tuesday morning at our Hastings Ranch store for Storytime for children.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore, Hastings Ranch

Date: Tuesday the 2nd

Time: 10 am

Address: 3729 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Website:   http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/storytime-hastings-ranch-91 /

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Empowering Diverse Writers, Innovaatively

By Agatha French

From: Los Angeles Times

IMG_6178Kima Jones is the founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, a not-yet-3-year-old, three-person L.A.-based book publicity company whose clients are primarily women of color. Jones is a savvy media strategist and creative force, already counting a Pulitzer Prize winner (Tyehimba Jess’ poetry collection “Oilo”) among her campaigns.

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Endeavor

By Brian Dunlap

Originally published in Dryland

Endeavor
by Cynthia Guardado
January 18, 2017
World Stage Press
110 pages

15879220_10211893348915512_1761981898_nIn Endeavor, Cynthia Guardado has penned 53 very personal poems. These poems that form her debut collection revolve around survival. The survival she discusses—surviving a misogynistic world, surviving the fear and violence of white supremacy or surviving the daily trauma of being invisible to the country at large, for example—stems from her perspective as a Salvadorian American woman from Inglewood, California.

As a woman of color Guardado understands Audre Lorde’s concept that “poetry is not a luxury.” Though Lorde, in her essay, is specifically speaking about black female poets’ needs to pen poems because it’s “a vital necessity for our existence” since it helps “form the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams towards our survival and change,” the concept easily applies to any female poet of color. Guardado uses this vital necessity to infuse her poems with an unshakeable rightness to her own witnessing.

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Saying Good By to Dirty Laundry Lit

by Brian Dunlap

downloadEverything must come to an end. Eventually. Los Ángeles writer, author of Grace (Counterpoint, 2016), Natasha Deón, creator of Dirty Laundry Lit, has decided it’s time to end the wildly popular and successful reading series in Hollywood, after seven plus years. It’s best to let Natasha Deón say it in her own words. The following words are taken from a Facebook post she made yesterday.

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