Los Angeles Literature Events 2/12/18 –2/18/18

DVnV2k9UMAQUIxI41st Annual Writers Week Conference at UC Riverside

Join us for the 41st Annual Writers Week Conference, the longest-running FREE literary event in California, which attracts both seasoned authors and those just beginning their careers. This year’s event takes place from February 12-18, and is hosted by the UCR Department of Creative Writing and Tom Lutz, the Writers Week director.

On Monday, February 12th join us to hear:

Tess Taylor is a poet, an on-air poetry reviewer for NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and the chair of the poetry committee of the National Book Critics Circle. She is the author of the chapbook, Misremembered World, the book The Forage House, in which she explores her personal history as a descendant of Thomas Jefferson, and the author of Work and Days, which was named one of the Best Poetry Books of 2016 by The New York Times. (Reading at 2:30 pm)

Hadara Bar-Nadav is a poet and a Professor of English at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She is the author of two chapbooks and three poetry collections. She also co-authored the bestselling textbook Writing Poems (8th edition) with Michelle Boisseau. Her latest book of poetry, The New Nudity was published in 2017. (Reading at 4 pm)

Books by Writers Week authors are available at the UCR Bookstore and at Cellar Door Books in nearby Canyon Crest Town Center.

Complimentary parking permits available at parking lot Kiosk.

Where: CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg., South-Screening Room, 1128

Date: Monday the 12th

Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm; and 4 pm – 5:30 pm on Monday the 12th

Address: 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521

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

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Los Angeles Literature Events 2/05/18 –2/11/18

Gabriel Gale’s Ages of Oz at Flintridge Bookstore–Kids/YA Event

downloadJoin us for a special event for Gabriel Gale’s Ages of Oz: A Fiery Friendship, written by Lisa Fiedler and illustrated by Sebastian Giacobino. This book is for readers who wish to join Glinda on a magical quest in search of “Truth Above All” (Middle Grade and for anyone who loves the Wizard of Oz).

Where: Flintridge Bookstore

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm

Address: 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011

Website: http://www.flintridgebooks.com/instore-events/2018/2/5/gabriel-gales-ages-of-oz-a-fiery-friendship-by-lisa-fiedler

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Los Angeles Literature Events 10/02/17 –10/08/17

Memoir Writing Workshop at download, LAPL

Would you like to write your own memoir? Instructor Erika Fernbach is offering a free, two session course to get you started. It is recommended that you attend both sessions.

Don’t forget to bring paper and pen—or your computer!

Where: Sherman Oaks Martin Pollard Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 2nd

Time: 2:30 pm – 4 pm

Address: 14245 Moorpark St., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Website:    https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/memoir-writing-workshop

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H&S Faculty Rocío Carlos: Poet, Teacher, Camp Counselor

by Anna Macaulay

From: ArtCenter College of Design

 

CarlosThis Summer, poet, girls’ rock band camp counselor and Humanities and Sciences faculty member Rocío Carlos participated in a panel, Poetry as Witness, at the Allied Media Conferencein Detroit. We caught up with Carlos shortly after her trip to find out a little more about her role at ArtCenter, her work as a poet and teacher, and her experience presenting at the conference.

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Luis Rodriguez – Angry at Injustice, Hungry for Change

From: The Soul of California

 

headshotIn this 65-minute interview, writer Luis Rodriguez discusses his nine lives, going from being a barely pubescent gang member in East LA and the San Gabriel Valley, to being shot at, doped up and finding redemption through the arts, literature and his own writing. After all this, he sets an example to others facing the same temptations and challenges that he faced.

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A Letter to My “Academic Mama”

by Irene Sanchez

From: Inside Higher ED

Irene Sanchez pays tribute to the person who saw something in her on the days when she couldn’t see it in herself.

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Dear Academic Mama,

I am here. I am still here. I said this today after thinking about how hard life has been after I finished my Ph.D. I emailed you to ask you for a letter of recommendation again today and remembered how many times, for many years, I would come to your office for a meeting and how I wish you were here.

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