I ASKED THE BLUE HERON (2017)

I ASKED THE BLUE HERON (2017)

By J.T. The L.A. Storyteller
FROM: Medium

0_PqQDlS11dVFsruWRTo come to terms with one’s status as a survivor is to relive the moments that nearly ended one’s life. To collect those moments and offer them to the world is to relieve their weight on one’s mind so new possibilities in one’s life may take shape. Lisbeth Coiman, an Afro-Venezuelan poet and writer, has embarked on this process in a particularly relevant reading journey for working-class people in cities like Los Angeles, especially for migrants from Latin America.

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Griffith Park Finally Gets The Book It Deserves. Take A Hike With Its Author

Griffith Park Finally Gets The Book It Deserves. Take A Hike With Its Author

by Nate Rogers
FROM: L.A. Times

86766521_2952747721431578_8361209484495814656_oCresting an overlook on the Condor Trail in Griffith Park, Casey Schreiner wants us to stop to listen to the chimpanzees. “They’re a little bit chattier now than they were when I was writing the book,” he says, as the hollering echoes up from the Los Angeles Zoo in the canyon below. “It may be because they haven’t had visitors in a while.”

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She Witnessed L.A.’s 1992 Unrest From The Suburbs. ‘The Black Kids’ Reflects What She Saw

She Witnessed L.A.’s 1992 Unrest From The Suburbs. ‘The Black Kids’ Reflects What She Saw

By Bethanne Patrick
FROM: L.A. Times

download (1)Christina Hammonds Reed vividly remembers witnessing the unrest in her city in 1992 after the acquittal of four LAPD officers in the arrest and beating of Rodney King — on television. She was only 8, after all, and the violence in South L.A. felt far away. She grew up in the comfortable suburb of Hacienda Heights.

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Book Review: Lost Hills By Lee Goldberg

By Brian Dunlap

download (1)There are so many things I could say about Lost Hills by Lee Goldberg, yet I don’t know where to begin. I could talk about how I received this book unexpectedly in the mail, sent in a manila envelope, addressed to my site, Los Angeles Literature, from Amazon in early December. Published by Thomas & Mercer, Amazon’s own publisher. Because this mystery is set in Calabasas, Topanga, and the surrounding area. L.Á. suburbs.

I could disclose that Lee Goldberg is the brother of my friend and novelist Tod Goldberg, to dispel any appearance of conflict of interest, to assure the reader I’ll be fair and honest in my review, despite the relationship.

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