Los Angeles Literature Events 12/10/18 –12/16/18  

WORKSHOP-Writing-From-Experience (1)Workshop: Writing From Experience at 1888 Center for the Arts

Please join us for the Creative Writing Workshop: Writing From Experience, which will give participants tips on how to write novels loosely based on their own experience, and turn real life events into compelling fictional narratives.

Helene is an Orange County novelist and the author of Diary of a 99%-er, and its sequel Back in OC: Almost Homeless.

NOTE: This workshop costs $30, and tickets can be purchased at website.

Where: 1888 Center for the Arts

Date: Monday the 10th

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Address: 115 N. Orange St., Orange, CA 92866

Website: http://1888.center/calendar/workshop-writing-from-experience/

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Harsh, corporate-style dismissals have no place at ALOUD or the L.A. Library Foundation

by Louise Steinman and Maureen Moore and others
FROM: Los Angeles Times

la-1543262861-c199algqs8-snap-imageTo the editor: Library Foundation President Kenneth Brecher claims the ALOUD series was “stagnating”; we believe the 25-year record — to the present — of cultural and literary programming at the Los Angeles Public Library speaks for itself.

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An Open Letter to Ken Brecher and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles

By Jen Hofer and Antena
FROM: L.A. Review of Books Blog

untitledTo Ken Brecher and the Staff and Board Members of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles:

The two collectives I co-founded, Antena and Antena Los Ángeles, recently received an invitation to participate in the upcoming Mobile Museum Fair that the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is organizing at the Los Angeles Public Library in January 2019. In the wake of the unjust and as yet unexplained firings of Maureen Moore and Louise Steinman from their positions as Associate Director and Director of the ALOUD series respectively, and the unanswered calls for accountability on the part of Ken Brecher and the LFLA Board, I am writing to inform you unequivocally that neither Antena nor Antena Los Ángeles will work with LFLA until this matter is resolved in an ethical, respectful and transparent way — as not just Maureen and Louise but also the many communities who love both the ALOUD series and the amazing beloved Los Angeles Public Library deserve.

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Speaking up for ALOUD at the Central Library

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This month marks the 25th anniversary of the reopening of the Los Angeles Central Library after a cataclysmic fire and phoenix-like rebirth. It is also the 25th anniversary of ALOUD, the library’s landmark program of conversations and performances that has played a crucial role in reviving the image of the city center as a cultural destination Continue reading

What is happening at ALOUD?

By Rigoberto González
From: Los Angeles Times

la-1538675179-e43z777xfq-snap-imageOn Sept. 20, I had the pleasure of interviewing Native American writer Tommy Orange on the stage for ALOUD, a lecture series at the Los Angeles Public Library, and I hope that the audience in attendance benefited from our exchange. Our banter was friendly, and there were a few chuckles during the evening so I know that we were, at the very least, entertaining. The book-signing line was lengthy and the brief interactions we had with the book buyers were generous and appreciative. After the last book was signed, Tommy and I embraced and said our goodbyes, promising to remain in touch. But despite how smoothly the entire evening went, something was not quite right. Perhaps it was the guns.

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More than 800 sign petition questioning ALOUD changes

From: Los Angeles Times

la-1536797560-znoy97tit1-snap-imageMore than 800 authors, readers and other literary Angelenos have signed a petition sent to the board of directors of the Library Foundation, along with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, raising concerns about the future of its ALOUD reading series following the dismissal of ALOUD’s founder Louise Steinman and associate director Maureen Moore.

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