by Brian Dunlap

16299865_10209929998499584_6773735974893449481_oUpdate on #90x90LA. Today Chiwan Choi, the lead organizer of #90x90LA, posted the following on his Facebook page:

“Presenting the #90X90LA site and calendar. as you will see, July dates are posted. as August and September fill up, we will post them too. it’s not 100% perfect (details need to be put in for some of the events) but we think it’s in shape enough to share with you. please spread the word and start penciling in into your calendars. thank you.”

Check out the events at: http://90x90la.com/

Los Angeles Literature Events 6/19/17 –6/25/17

Teen Zine-Making Workshop at Central Library–Teen Event

centralexterior-2Teen’Scape program presents a creative workshop on the DIY art of writing poetry, drawing mini-comics, collaged illustration, self-publishing, and making zines.

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 19th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Website:   http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/zine-making-workshop

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L.A. Poet Cynthia Guardado Awarded the 2017 Pellicer-Frost Poetry Prize

by Brian Dunlap

sam_2259Yesterday it was announced that Cynthia Guardado, Los Angeles poet and author of the poetry collection Endeavor, won the prestigious Pellicer-Frost Poetry Prize. The prize, according to its website, is awarded to one “Mexican poet and to a United States poet” who has submitted a manuscript of 25 or more pages, and comes with $2,500 and publican of their poems in various literary magazine in both the US and Mexico.

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From: Entropy

accomplices-ccm-entropy-wlThree independent publishing entities with common goals of publishing vital and exciting literature, building and participating in community, and contributing and promoting good literary citizenship, are joining forces.

THE ACCOMPLICES is made up of Civil Coping Mechanisms: publisher & promoter of kick-ass independent literature, Entropy: a magazine and community of contributors that publishes diverse literary and non-literary content, and Writ Large Press: an indie press that uses literary arts and events to resist, disrupt, and transgress.

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A New Open Mic

By Brian Dunlap

pipeThere is a new open mic in town. Yes, another open mic. Yes, even though this site lists more than 30 in and around L.A.

This open mic brands itself as “Open Mic Poetry Slam.” It goes down the first Friday of each month at Pipe & Thimble Publishing on Narbonne Avenue in Lomita, a heavy commercial street, out of the way of where one would expect to find a literary event.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/12/17 –6/18/17

Man of the Year: A Memoir at Book Soup

962c73d329fab17f1251d1a9b83ae050Lou Cove, with Joel Stein, discusses and signs Man of the Year: A Memoir, which tells the story of a family in the 1970s. After his eighth move in twelve years, Lou figures he should resign himself to teenage purgatory of tedious paper routes, school bullies, and unrequited lust for girls he likes. But the arrival of an old friend of Lou’s father from California leads him to juggle the perils of adolescence with the pursuit of Hollywood stardom.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 12th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Website:   http://www.booksoup.com/event/lou-cove-joel-stein-discusses-and-signs-man-year-memoir

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At 18, this L.A. high school poet often makes audiences go silent

By Esmeralda Bermudez

From: L.A. Times


At 4 feet, 11 inches, Vanessa Tahay is what you might call a chaparrita.

Her skin is dark, her accent is thick, and if you ask her, she will tell you these are the things she’s proudest of.

Tahay is a poet, and at 18, considered among the best in the city. The high school senior has performed and competed not just in Los Angeles but in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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