Cafe con Libros Thrives in Creative Community

A bookstore oasis in the heart of the Pomona Arts District

by Joseph Harvey
From: SAC Media

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“As part of the community, our mission is to provide a space for everyone to embrace art, literature, cultural expression; in all its forms, to enlighten the future of our community.”

For founders Adelaida Bautista and Patricia DeRobles, Cafe con Libros is a project and business endeavor that means a great deal to members of the community and inevitably, the City of Pomona.

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Louise Steinman And Maureen Moore Are No Longer With The ALOUD Reading Series At L.A. Public Library

From: Los Angeles Times

aloudThe Los Angeles literary landscape shifted significantly this week with the departure of Louise Steinman from ALOUD, the reading series based at the downtown Central Library that she founded and ran for 25 years.

A representative of the Library Foundation confirmed the departure of Steinman and ALOUD associate director Maureen Moore, who was the driving force behind the rotunda exhibit “Visualizing Language” by Oaxacan artists that gained international attention.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/23/18 –7/29/18

51fAPak8k9L._SX389_BO1,204,203,200_Courtney Fletcher & The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm at Arroyo Seco Regional Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet illustrator Courtney Fletcher, who will present The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. She is the talented illustrator of popular children’s picture books like The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by LeVar Burton and Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs by Susan Schaefer Bernardo. You can meet her this summer at this event, and might be the lucky winner of a free copy of the book.

Where: Arroyo Seco Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 23rd

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 6145 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042


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Matt Sedillo, Creative Writing Workshops, LitFest Pasadena and Teaching Artists

by Brian Dunlap

cropped-lazinefest-webbanner1A lot has happened in Los Ángeles Literature in May. Writers were running workshops for the community and they all came together on the 19th and 20th in Pasadena’s Theater District for the 7th Annual LitFest Pasadena, celebrating local writers and presses. Plus, as many L.A. writers teach at local high schools, community colleges and universities and as the school year ends, they’ve been reflecting on the impact they’ve had on their students. One has been recognized for his teaching with an award.

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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


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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


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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


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