If He Hollers Let Him Go

By Brian Dunlap

downloadNOTE: In honor of Black History Month, Los Angeles Literature is highlighting the city’s literature written by black writers. They have all left an indelible mark on the city of Angels. In the first installment, Los Angeles Literature is highlighting If He Hollers Let Him Go by Chester Himes.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Los Angeles Literature Events 2/04/19 –2/10/19

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA Social Justice Book Club for Kids at Eagle Rock Branch Library

Join us for a new activity for kids (ages 5-12) and their families: A is for Action: A Social Justice Book Club for Kids.

Literature can transform the way we look at the world, deepening our understanding of even the most complex issues of the day. February’s book is Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markle. Library copies are available to borrow at the information desk.

Where: Eagle Rock Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 5027 Caspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/action-social-justice-book-club-kids

Continue reading

Healing through Writing, featuring Francesca Lia Block

From: Write Minded

francesca-blockIn this episode of Write Minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers, Grant and Brooke explore with guest, Los Angeles native and writer, Francesca Lia Block, author of The Thorn Necklace, how writing is healing and oftentimes therapeutic. Today’s episode is about the feeling side of writing—and how touching into that both unlocks deeper places in a person’s writing and has the ability (at least some of the time) to set writers free from their angst and doubts and any lingering messages that might get lobbed at them by their inner critics. If you’ve ever wondered if writing has the power to heal, tune in.

Continue reading

Vanessa Angélica Villarreal Is A Finalist

By Brian Dunlap

vav-blueVanessa Angélica Villarreal is the author of Beast Meridian (Noemi Press, 2017) a poetry collection that confronts and refutes the violence of erasure and assimilation, rooted in the borderlands of her birth. This violence and erasure is a physical space where “the speaker confronts her life in the eternal hallway of the subconscious,” as poet Sara Borjas says in her review of the book. For this confrontation and refutation Villarreal’s poetry collection was named, earlier this month, as a finalist for the 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, which recognizes the work of a poet of promise with $10,000.

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading