A Night of Community and Celebration

By Brian Dunlap

20200227_203709Poets and book lovers braved L.A.’s rush hour traffic. It was a Thursday. February 27th. The destination was Diehl Marcus & Company in Hollywood, a Curio Dealer and Event Space of finely curated antiques, home decor and accessories from around the world. The crowd arrived for Ingrid M. Calderon-Collins’ release party for her poetic memoir Let The Buzzards Eat Me Whole.

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Not A Cult, A New Bookstore In Los Angeles, Puts Authors of Color At The Forefront

By Melissa Ximena Golebiowski
FROM: Lit Hub

Not-A-Cult-Bookstore-Credit_-Rhiannon-McGavinThe door of Los Angeles’ newest bookstore is propped open on a quiet section of Hollywood Boulevard, the front window displaying books on a handmade wooden bookshelf. Inside the front room, you’ll find more books and merchandise below a neon light thought bubble and a sign that reads, “I still haven’t figured out all the people I am.” The staff is friendly, warm and eager to listen. In the back room, separated by curtains, art hangs on the yellow walls. The large space is waiting to be used by Not a Cult, an independent publisher turned bookstore.

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Book Review: Lost Hills By Lee Goldberg

By Brian Dunlap

download (1)There are so many things I could say about Lost Hills by Lee Goldberg, yet I don’t know where to begin. I could talk about how I received this book unexpectedly in the mail, sent in a manila envelope, addressed to my site, Los Angeles Literature, from Amazon in early December. Published by Thomas & Mercer, Amazon’s own publisher. Because this mystery is set in Calabasas, Topanga, and the surrounding area. L.Á. suburbs.

I could disclose that Lee Goldberg is the brother of my friend and novelist Tod Goldberg, to dispel any appearance of conflict of interest, to assure the reader I’ll be fair and honest in my review, despite the relationship.

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