Los Angeles Literature Events 10/16/17 –10/22/17

Ron Chernow and Grant at Vroman’s Bookstore (off-site)

downloadPlease join us to hear the Pulitzer Prize winning author for Hamilton, Ron Chernow, discuss and sign Grant, his newest masterful biography, about Ulysses S. Grant’s life as a general and president, whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. In conversation with USC professor and author William Deverell, Chernow offers this sweeping and dramatic portrait, that finds the threads that bind the disparate stores together, and makes sense of all sides of Grant’s life, contradictions, and accomplishments.

Note: This is a ticketed event through Eventbrite link. Tickets include admission for two and one copy of Grant. (Price is approx. cost of one book.)

Where: All Saints Church (with Vroman’s Bookstore)

Date: Monday the 16th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101


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Los Angeles Literature Events 10/10/17 –10/15/17

downloadPoetry Open Mic at Westwood Library, LAPL

Come to share your masterpiece, or just to listen and enjoy!

Bring your recent work. Bring your favorite work. Bring work by someone else you really like. Then, take away inspiration for new work!

Hosted by Wyatt Underwood

Where: Westwood Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 10th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Website:   http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/poetry-open-mic-2

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Voices of the City: Robin Coste Lewis’ fierce and arresting poetry has its roots in Compton

By Jeffrey Fleishman

The white fence is new but the tree she planted as a child still stands in front of the wood house, now stucco, pale yellow and cracked, forgotten Christmas lights hanging from its eaves. She laughs.

Time sucks her back, the way it does, and she talks about backyard camping, cockfights and how men dressed up in suits after dinner and strolled through Compton until way after dark, imagining what they might have become if they were another color. Not black.

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Three Laureates, One Centro

Meet and Greet 3 Laureates & A New USC El Centro Chicano

by Michael Sedano

From: Labloga.blogspot.com

3laureates-Billy Vela intro JFHAfter the closing of the 2010 reunion floricanto at USC, Mary Ann Pacheco, Alurista, and I had dinner at LA’s iconic The Pantry. The pair had organized the original 1973 Festival de Flor y Canto and edited the anthology. Mary Ann surprised the heck out of me with a revelation from back then.

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