Los Angeles Literature Events 6/01/20 – 6/07/20



31934473_1611006878969028_8047571185627561984_nVroman’s Live: Stephen Haff & Kid Quixote at Crowdcast Online

Author Stephen Haff presents his book Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible. The author is the founder of Still Waters in a Storm, which serves Spanish speaking immigrant children in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Where:  Crowdcast Online event (Register in advance)

Date: Monday the 1st

Time: 6 pm

Address: Crowdcast Online

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vromans-live-stephen-haff-presents-kid-quixote-group-students-their-teacher-and-one-room

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Recommended Los Ángeles Literature For Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

By Brian Dunlap

apahm-logoFor Asain/Pacific American Heritage Month, Los Āngeles Literature is recommending books about Asian L.Á. written by Asians and books written by Asian Angeleños. This history of the city’s Asian American literature extends at least as far back as the 1920s, as historian Valerie J. Matsumoto chronicles in the chapter “Sounding the Dawn Bell: Developing Nisei Voices” from her book City Girls. Continue reading

Los Angeles Literature Events 5/25/20 – 5/31/20


20200524_215116Call for Submissions Deadline of May 28 for Hombre Lobo Online

Announcement by Viva Padilla of Call for Submissions: real stories about spooky experiences for online zine HOMBRE LOBO dryland.org/hombre-lobo.

Send these goths your story about your real spooky experiences to be published in on online zine. Link for submissions is given at FB site below.

Where: Online deadline/event

Date: May submissions period ends this week

Time: Present – May 28 at 1am

Address: Submissions announcement/event (see website link for information)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/233703604712555/

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It’s Time to Take California Back from Joan Didion

The first lady of West Coast letters needs to share that honor with the Mexican diaspora

By Myriam Gurba
FROM: Electric Lit

yannick-van-der-auwera-LpGt-TarYMk-unsplash-scaled-e1589216653613Amado Vazquez, a Mexican botanist, named an orchid after Joan Didion. While that was a chic gesture, I don’t think of her as an orchid. I think of her as an onion. She’s very white, very crisp, and she makes people cry.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/18/20 – 5/24/20


Lucy+SmithLucy Smith & The Dirt, Reading & Q&A on Facebook Live Online

Join us for a Facebook Live online event with author Lucy Smith for a reading and Q&A of her memoir The Dirt: An illustrated, 100% Uncensored Memoir of a Girl with Mental Illness.

Where: Facebook Live Online

Date: Monday the 18th

Time: 1 pm – 1:30 pm

Address: Facebook Live

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/678273102965759

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Open Letter To Los Angeles City Council Members From Los Angeles Literary Arts Organizations And Allies

FROM: PEN America

NOTE: Los Angeles Literature stands with PEN America Los Angeles and the L.A. literary comminity. Read on to find out why.

WritersEmergencyFundHeader-300x200We write as a coalition of Los Angeles-based literary arts organizations and allies committed to supporting this city’s writers and literary professionals struggling amid the COVID-19 epidemic. We support the prioritization of health and safety measures until the crisis subsides, but request that you include writers and the literary community in forthcoming funding decisions related to recovery from the pandemic, recognizing the essential cultural and economic role they play in our city.

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