Seth Greenland: The Hazards of Good Fortune

By Brian Dunlap

51bKANRnf6L._SX319_BO1,204,203,200_The Hazards of Good Fortune, Los Ángeles based writer and screenwriter Seth Greenland’s new novel, will be released August 21, 2018 by Europa Editions. It’s a story of interconnecting lives, in which generations, races, and religions converge and conflict. Until August you can read his fifth novel the old-fashion way: as a serialization online at The Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB).

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/18/18 –6/24/18

bigread2018eventThe Big Read Book Club & Citizen, at Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library

While supplies last, pick up a copy of Citizen:  An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine at the Information Desk. On Saturday, June 30 at 2 pm, please join your fellow Big Read readers for a discussion of Citizen in the Community Room.

Where: Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 18th

Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Address: 7114 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/big-read-bookclub

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Literary History: Poetic Research Bureau

bureau_pic2by Brian Dunlap

Located between commercial art galleries and tawdry Chinatown gift shops, the Poetic Research Bureau fosters a living room type atmosphere where poets and other wordsmiths share their words. This Chinatown literary space hosts a plethora of poetry reading year round. A place where L.A. poets, writers and others go to read.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/11/18 –6/17/18

downloadSummer Author Series, with Anthony Sacre, at Mar Vista Library–Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author Series, and to hear Anthony Sacre discuss and read A Mango in the Hand. He uses stories, folktales and myths from his Cuban-American upbringing, as well as his many visits to Mexico, to encourage all listeners to find their own stories through the magic of books!

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your local library. Check LAPL website for events at various branch libraries and locations. Refreshments are provided, and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.

Where: Mar Vista Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 11th

Time: 3 pm – 4 pm

Address: 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-antonio-sacre

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/04/18 –6/10/18

downloadStephen Gee & Los Angeles City Hall at Vroman’s Bookstore 

Author Stephen Gee joins us to present, discuss and sign his new book from Angel City Press, Los Angeles City Hall: An American Icon, one of our most enduring local landmarks. When it opened its doors in 1928, the new Los Angeles City hall was the tallest building in the city and more than half a million people lined the streets to celebrate its dedication. It was a bold symbol of the ambition of America and its people. This book also contains a forward by Eric Garcetti and photographs by Sandra Stojanovi.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/stephen-gee-discusses-and-signs-los-angeles-city-hall-american-icon

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Lynell George Sings Los Angeles

by Mike Sonksen

From: Boom California

IMG_1438In the last few years, dozens of articles and think-pieces composed by cultural critics and urban pundits have discussed rising rents across Los Angeles accompanied by the transforming local landscape and built environment. Many of these pieces approach the city from a distant, more theoretical standpoint. The native Angeleno journalist Lynell George provides a much more personal and an even deeper perspective on shifts across Los Angeles because she’s been covering the terrain longer than just about anybody. Her new book of essays and photographs from Angel City Press, After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame, examines and explicates Los Angeles in search of place and belonging with an uncanny verisimilitude.

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Behind The Editor’s Desk: Vanessa Angélica Villarreal

by Women Who Submit

From: Women Who Submit

GLP_Header2222Vanessa Angélica Villarreal just signed on as nonfiction editor at LA’s own Gold Line Press. She’s an innovative poet who isn’t constrained by genre; her work is electrifying, form-melting, challenging.  I asked her about Gold Line’s upcoming chapbook contest and her work as an editor.

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