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by Michael Sedano

From: Labloga.blogspot.com

Luivette RestoResist! What is it good for? Absolutely everything. Saturday evening it was great for a poetry reading and art show that captured the essence of what Resist! looks like: committed, diverse, unrestrained. That was Saturday night’s “Alternative Facts: People of Color Living in White Tides” at CIELO Gallery in South Central Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/05/17 –6/11/17

cover-(Case-Conflict)My City Centennial Celebration at Vroman’s Bookstore

David Wolf presents a Centennial of the City Planning Movement in Pasadena. My City tells the story of the City Beautiful movement and the landmark exhibit that brought 5000 people together to envision the city’s future. This project and narrative history explores the extraordinary results of this proven approach, the subsequent planning mistakes that occurred when it was abandoned, and how this simple process can be revitalized for any city today.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Website:   http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/david-wolf-presents-centennial-celebration-pasadena’s-greatest-endeavor-“my-city”-and

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Sunday at L.A. Zine Fest

By Brian Dunlap

IMG_5390 #2Last weekend the sixth Annual L.A. Zine Fest took place at the California Market Center in downtown L.A. Two halls in the buildings basement were packed with Ziners selling and promoting their wares. The DIY spirit and the necessity of marginalized stories and issues permeated the atmosphere. These are the main reasons that pushed the more than 200 exhibitors to pen and draw their necessary stories. Stories that face an extremely difficult up hill battle to get out into the mainstream. Hence the special insider-outsider role they hold in the book world.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/29/17 –6/04/17

 

Otidownloads Redding Biography at Vroman’s Bookstore

Join us to hear Jonathan Gould discuss and sign Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life, with Tom Vickers. In chronicling the story of Redding’s life and music, as the architect of the gospel-inflected rhythm and blues of Stax Records in Memphis, Gould also presents a social history of the time and place from which they emerged. This is an indelible portrait of the tangled history of race and music in America that resonates with the present day.

Where: Vroman’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 29th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Websitehttp://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/jonathan-gould-tom-vickers-discusses-and-signs-otis-redding-unfinished-life

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Charmaine Craig’s mother, beauty queen and revolutionary, inspired her novel ‘Miss Burma’

REDEFINING LA POETRY: ROBIN COSTE LEWIS AND THE EMERGING POETS

by Mike Sonksen

From: Entropy

18422383_10154587655282006_6423192475558533010_oCompton-born Dr. Robin Coste Lewis was just appointed the new Los Angeles Poet Laureate. Winner of the 2015 National Book Award and a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC, Lewis is an exceptional choice to follow the sterling benchmark set over the last two and half years by Luis Rodriguez. This essay will not only spotlight Lewis and how she is redefining Los Angeles poetry but also several other voices and their books that are working in the same spirit as Lewis to rewrite the narrative of Southern California poetry.

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