Los Angeles Literature Events 2/18/19 –2/24/19

PictureEboo 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

Website: http://cal.lmu.edu/event/eboo_patel_author_of_the_2018_lmu_common_book#.XGC7YFxKiUk

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Los Angeles Literature Events 2/11/19 –2/17/19

8c54beafbf6d715002d2c84d4713b2fb5a6134eaThe 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

Website: http://writersweek.ucr.edu/schedule/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/28/19 –2/03/19

downloadWally Rudoplph & Christine Yoo at Annenberg Beach House 

Join us for Writer-in-Residence Wally Rudolph’s first of three public conversations at the Annenberg Community Beach House. In Creating Art in Times of Strife, Rudolph presents a series of one-on-one conversations with socially conscious artist across disciplines, informing how current political polarization and environmental crisis affect and inform each artist’s process and practice.

Christine Yoo’s forthcoming documentary, 26.2 to Life, chronicles a year in the life of San Quentin’s 1000 Mile Club, a prison running group training for an annual marathon inside the prison’s crowded lower yard: 105 laps to complete 26.2 miles. Wally and Christine discuss how the making of the film has affected her view of the prison industrial complex and the human cost of our justice system

NOTE: Tickets for this free event are available at Eventbrite link.

Where: Annenberg Beach House, Pacific Coast Hwy. at Beach House Way

Date: Tuesday the 29th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-art-in-times-of-strife-filmmaker-christine-yoo-in-conversation-with-wally-rudolph-registration-52542197126

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The Tomorrow Prize

By Brian Dunlap

50091152_10156268317119007_4522691354001670144_nThe Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction is a competition by Los Angeles County high school students that inspires them to explore their present through speculating about their future and to excel in the art of storytelling.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/14/19 –1/20/19

downloadMain Library Book Group & Snow Flower and the Secret Fan at Santa Monica Library, SMPL

Join our long-running book discussion group, which is always welcoming new members, and alternates between fiction and nonfiction on a month-to-month basis. Our January selection is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See.

Where: Community Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Santa Monica Main Library, SMPL

Date: Monday the 14th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address:  601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=28509

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Louise Steinman: In Her Own Words

by Adam Leipzig
From: Cultural Weekly

Louise-Steinman-1020x500Since her abrupt firing on August 27, former ALOUD director Louise Steinman has mostly been quiet. She declined to comment for the media, and did not seek press attention. Meantime, the Library Foundation issued a series of statements and hired a new director of public programs.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 12/17/18 –12/23/18

downloadSanta Monica Public Library

Join us at our Main Library Book Group to discuss the book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, by Jonathan Haidt. This event is for adults and seniors.

Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In this book, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.

Where: Santa Monica Main Library, 2nd Floor

Date: Monday the 17th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=26229

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