Local Literary Journal Open For Submissions

By Brian Dunlap

Moria+copy2MORIA, the literary journal at Woodbury University in Burbank, California, is open for submissions for their Fall issue until October 1, 2019.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 9/09/19 – 9/15/19

Always-Running_Website-Banner-2Luis J. Rodriguez’s Always Running in Theatre Adaptation at Casa 0101

The stage adaptation of the acclaimed Luis J. Rodriguez memoir and award-winning book, Always Running, is being performed at the CASA 1010 Theatre August 31 – October 20, 2019, so check website links to purchase tickets and select dates from the full schedule. This play/memoir tells the story of a young man who escapes a life of gang violence, discrimination, depression, and drug addiction through art, the Chicano movement poetry and service.

Where: Casa 0101 Theatre

Date: September through October 20, 2019 (Check theatre’s Eventbrite link & schedule)

Time: 5 pm & 8 pm

Address:  2101 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/339435536938591/ or  www.facebook.com/CASA0101Theatre/

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The Children of ‘Generation Lockdown’ Speak

By CNN Opion
FROM: CNN.com

header-bwEl Paso. Dayton. Odessa. Pittsburgh. Parkland. Santa Fe. Newtown.

Policymakers debate arming teachers. Parents buy bulletproof backpacks. So many adult Americans fret over a generation – more than a generation, before all is said and done – of students raised to know the run-hide-fight of active shooter drills.

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Erased History, Forgotten Communities

Viramontes’ passion for bringing erased communities to the forefront of literature and history has materialized into several acclaimed literary works.

By Jackie Swift
FROM: research.cornell.edu

downloadHelena María Viramontes, English, brings people and places erased from history to life again. For years, she has focused her lens on the Latino experience in the United States, writing award-winning fiction that draws from her own heritage as a Chicana from Los Angeles. In her latest novel-in-progress, The Cemetery Boys, she explores the experiences of three generations of East Los Angelenos mired in three different wars. During this exploration, she highlights the mix of ethnicities and marginalized communities that flourished and then faded away in the California of the early-to-mid twentieth century.

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Congrats to Venice’s Small World Books on 50 years!

Venice’s beloved Small World Books is turning 50 years old in September, making it the oldest general bookstore in Los Angeles.

By Venice Paparazzi
FROM: venicepaparazzi.com

thumbnail-3Join in on the anniversary fun on Sept. 12th!

Here is a history on Small World Books!

Venice’s beloved Small World Books is turning 50 years old in September, making it the oldest general bookstore in Los Angeles.

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