Dryland Lit Seeking Book Reviews

by Brian Dunlap

DrylandDryland Lit is seeking Book Reviews for publication on its website. Book reviews are published year round. They like pieces that are illuminating and well thought out. If you would like them to review your recently published book of poetry, short story collection, or novel feel free to send them an inquiry. They prioritize book reviews written on books by people of color, but welcome all book reviews.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/24/17 –7/30/17

ACLB_logo_color_blkKeeping Your Family’s Stories at Long Beach Arts Council

As part of our Incite/Insight Series, author liz gonzalez will give a presentation on Keeping Your Family’s Stories, Keeping Your Own, based on her what she’s learned from her own research and personal history and turning her stories into creative works. She will also share resources she has found, and examples of their use in different genres and in multimedia.

Where: Uptown Business District

Date: Monday the 24th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 6082 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805

Website:   http://www.lizgonzalez.com/pages/appearances.html

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Angel City Review Issue 5 Now Available

by Brian Dunlap

Angel-City-review-issue-5-cover--791x1024The new issue of Angel City Review is now available online. This is a literary journal that is committed to bringing the cutting edge in fiction and poetry to a modern audience. Every issue will feature a couple of more established writers; however their main goal is to provide an outlet for new and emerging authors with an emphasis on writers based in Los Angeles. As T.M. Lawson says in the issue 5’s forward: “Angel City Review remains committed to its vision to provide a safe space for emerging, established, and the underserved audience of writers and poets on the west coast…It is a pleasure to stress Angel City Review’s commitment to a wide and deep spectrum of what good writing is, and to share that with an audience that may not otherwise be exposed to it.” So check out issue 5 and fall in love with some new young writers such as: Emilio Sotelo, Lucas Bailor and others like Rose Quezada Managing Editor of DUM DUM Zine, and Natalie Mislang Mann. And chekc out featured artist Cheryl Gross. Enjoy!

Remember, check out Angel City Review here.


DSTL Arts Launches “Lowride 4 Lit” A Grassroots Campaign to Help Underserved Communities Tell Their Stories

From: DSTL Arts

NOTE: DSTL Arts is is a Los Angeles nonprofit arts mentorship organization that inspires, teaches, and hires creative, at-risk youth, ages 16–21 years old. Read further to find out what new creative services and opportunities they want to bring to the Los Angeles community, especially its underserved youth.


Los Angeles, CA — July 20, 2017 — DSTL Arts, launches “Lowride 4 Lit (or Lowrider for Literature), a grassroots fundraising effort to bring art-making workshops in a mobile art vehicle to communities in East LA and South LA. Luis Pichardo, Executive Director and founder of the organization, will kick off the campaign by selling his father’s prized 1969 Chevy Impala as down payment.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/17/17 –7/23/17

New Play Reading Festival at Boston Court Theatre

Boston-Court-ExteriorBoston Court’s 13th Annual New Play Reading Festival presents exciting new works in progress, a wide variety of genres, with an emphasis on works which are theatrically and visually arresting, and textually rich. Tickets are FREE and reservations are strongly recommended.

Join artistic directors Jessica Kubzansky & Michael Michetti, and literary manager Emilie Beck for a preview and discussion about this year’s plays.

Where: Boston Court

Date: Monday the 17th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 70 North Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106

Website:   http://www.bostoncourt.com/events/343/new-play-reading-festival-preview

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Urban Poetry: Rocio Carlos

by Olivia Duenas

From: 7500 Magazine


With lavender locks as vibrant as her garden, poet Rocio Carlos welcomes me into her home. Lining the shelves are treasures like tiny canvases, musical instruments and fish statues. Entering from the front of her house, I made my way to her lush garden where she tells me how much she loves gardening. This native Los Angeleno infuses Spanish into her poetry and blends eclectic language into urban settings. Her poem, Sixth Street or some Dantean reference, which is about East L.A bridges, begins:

There are instructions:
line up east and move toward the river,
how a thing floats, how bruised feet walk,
where steam rises from the water…

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/10/17 –7/16/17

Drew Magary and The Hike at Pages Bookstore

Untitled-4.inddFull of adventure, agony, hilarity and heartbreak, Drew Magary’s novel, The Hike, is a wild, thrilling fantasy saga that chronicles one man’s epic life-or-death quest to return to his family after getting lost on a wooded path that leads him into an alternate, dreamlike world. Join us to hear the author present, discuss and sign his work

We appreciate when you please RSVP at website.

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Monday the 10th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Website:   http://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/drew-magary-author-event

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