Poet Bridgette Bianca on Connecting Through Spoken Word

By Steve Chiotakis and Courtney Kocak
FROM: Greater L.A./KCRW

180bf296-6ede-47f6-b8f2-f12d2dbffc25 (1)Poet Bridgette Bianca recently performed at Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in South LA. She breaks down one of her pieces, touching on her life and work, and her part in a growing local community of young African American writers.

Continue reading

Sara Borjas At The Virgil

By Brian Dunlap

The VrigilThe atmosphere at the Virgil was electric. Beats from music spun by DJs filled the room with powerful comradery. L.A. writers filled the room in support of a member of the literary community from Fresno, poet Sara Borjas. The night emanated a bit of hip hop and club.

Continue reading

Fingers Crossed for the Endangered Literature Class

By Megan McNaughton
FROM: The Corsair

BridgetteWith her long purple dress, aqua hair, and strong spirit, Professor Bridgette Robinson walks into Santa Monica College’s (SMC) Drescher Hall 212, greets her English 1 class, and begins to read along to Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors’ novel “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.” She easily commands the attention of the room; her students sit on the edge of their seats listening.

Continue reading

Los Angeles Literature Events 3/04/19 –3/10/19

a31b92325fb22b69271fe9c1df385a041c564062 (1)An Evening with Carl Phillips at Claremont McKenna College

Join us for Readings and Reflections: An Evening with Carl Phillips.

Poet and author Carl Phillips is a professor of English and of African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He will read some of his award-winning poetry and share personal reflections.

Where: Marian Miner Cook Anthenaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 5:30 pm

Address: 385 East 8th St., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: http://events.cmc.edu/event/poetry_reading_and_reflections_with_carl_phillips#.XGyGpKJKjX4

Continue reading