By Brian Dunlap
Sara Borjas is the guest on the latest episode of The Blood-Jet Writing Hour.
Write to Read Event & Open Mic at Chapman Crafted
Let’s do this again!
After the success of our first event, we’re back for another one! Join us for an evening of reading, community, and conversation with Patrick O’Neil.
Patrick O’Neil is the author of the memoir Gun, Needle, Spoon. He is a contributing editor for Sensitive Skin Magazine, a Pushcart nominee, and two-time nominee for Best of the Net. He is co-creator of the Why There Are Words reading series in Los Angeles.
The Open Mic starts at 7 pm, so if you are interested in reading send us a sample of your work and you will have 5 minutes to share it.
NOTE: See website link for further contact info and details.
Where: Chapman Crafted
Date: Monday the 22nd
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Address: 123 N. Cypress St., Orange, CA 92866
By Brian Dunlap
There was poetry in all parts of Los Angeles this past Saturday, July 13. Not unlike most days in the city, where there are literary events on the Westside, downtown, Long Beach, even out at Cellar Door Books in Riverside. First, I was at a reading at the Venice Library, then drove to the Merry-Go Round at Griffith Park for more. The first a part of the joint Mar Vista Artwalk/Venice Art Crawl. The second, the 6th Annual The Poetry Circus.
By Michael Schaub
FROM: L.A. Times
The Los Angeles Review of Books and Hauser & Wirth Publishers announced the panelists who will discuss literature, art and activism at LitLit, the Little Literary Fair, which will debut this weekend in L.A.’s Downtown Arts District. The city’s newest book festival, to be held at the Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles arts complex, will host four panels on July 20 and 21 as part of its programming, which will also include more than 20 exhibitors from L.A. and other cities on the West Coast.
Your Author Series: Tao Nyeu at John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event
Please join us as Your Author Series welcomes children’s author and illustrator Tao Nyeu, as part of our Summer Author Program and Summer Reading challenge. The author will be reading her book, Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always, which shows us a glimpse into the life of two funny friends. She specializes in silk screens and water-based inks, giving her illustrations a distinctive style. Her work has won many awards, and has been influenced by Shel Silverstein, Richard Scarry, and Beatrix Potter.
Where: John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL
Date: Monday the 15th
Time: 3 pm – 4 pm
Address: 6121 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
The Former LA Times Book Critic in Conversation with Paul Holdengraber
By Lit Hub
FROM: Lit Hub
In this episode of A Phone Call With Paul, Paul Holdengraber speaks with David Ulin, writer, and former book critic of the Los Angeles Times, about the dramatic changes in Los Angeles, the literature of the city, and his work on Joan Didion.
By Alex Espinoza
FROM: L.A. Times
As the president issues the first veto of his tenure after Congress rejected his declaration of a national emergency to fund his wall, it’s hard to imagine that the dynamics along the U.S.-Mexico border were once different, when people shuttled back and forth between the two nations. Facundo Bernal marks such a moment in “Palos de Ciego,” his manuscript of poetry translated to English for the first time by Anthony Seidman as “A Stab in the Dark” for the Los Angeles Review of Books.