By Tracy Lehr
Oxnard-born poet and writer Michele Serros left some of her prized possession to California State University, Channel Islands. They went on display on Valentine’s Day, her favorite holiday.
FROM: LA Taco
Mangoes fill Yesika Salgado’s poetry in the same way Jacaranda trees blossom throughout her hometown in Silver Lake. She is a poet and activist emerging as the Sentimental Boss Bitch many have come to know and adore for gaslighting toxic masculinity on Instagram with heartfelt poems and screenshots.
Eboo Patel: Author of the 2018 LMU Common Book at LMU
Join LMU students, faculty and staff as we welcome author, educator, and interfaith leader Eboo Patel to talk about his book Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America. This event is free and open to everyone in the LMU community.
Eboo Patel is a leading voice in the movement for interfaith cooperation and the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a national nonprofit working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm. He is the author of: Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground, Interfaith Leadership, and Out of Many Faiths. Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is an expert on the topic of religious pluralism. For over fifteen years he has worked on and with many organizations to help realize a future where religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division.
Where: Life Sciences Building Auditorium, Loyola Marymount University
Date: Monday the 18th
Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Address: 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
By Brian Dunlap
NOTE: This is the second book in Los Angeles Literature’s Black History Month series highlighting the L.A. literature written by black authors.
The story collection In The Not Quite Dark by Los Ángeles native Dana Johnson is about race, specifically blackness, gentrification, love and class in L.A. Many of these stories take place downtown and weave the city’s history into their narratives.
by Lynell George
It doesn’t take much to envision a certain wide stretch of Los Angeles’ West Adams Boulevard in its early 20th century glory—when traffic floated by at a genteel pace and carefully spaced rows of stately homes peeked out from sumptuous gardens. Taken together, it embodied the sweet dream of the West.
The 42nd Annual Writers Week Conference at UC Riverside
Join us for the second week and first full-day of events of the annual Writers Week at UCR, the longest-running, free literary event in California, featuring renowned authors of the day alongside those at the start of promising careers. Tom Lutz is Writers Week director.
All events are free and open to the public, and parking is free (permits available at the Kiosk).
11 am: Aimee Bender is the author of five books of fiction, including The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, and most recently The Color Master. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at USC.
1 pm: Arthur Sze is the author of ten books of poetry, including the forthcoming Sight Lines from Copper Canyon Press in 2019. He is also a translator and released The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese in 2001. He is professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts and was first poet laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives.
2:30 pm: Yxta Maya Murray is a novelist, art critic, and law professor at Loyola Law School. Her latest, Advise and Consent, will be published this year by LARB Books.
4 pm: Quincy Troupe (Steven Minot Lecturer)
Where: UC Riverside, CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South-
Screening Room, INTS 1128
Date: Monday the 11th
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Address: 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521