Los Angeles Literature Events 9/23/19 – 9/29/19

Lambda LitFefst 2019Lambda LitFest Event: Modern Love, Mental Wellness & Healing in LGBTQ Literature at Cal State LA

This event is part of the 2019 Lambda LitFest, and most events will be free, unless otherwise posted, and offered at various venues throughout Southern California during the next week.

Join us today at CSULA to hear Thea Monyee, therapist with Counseling and Psychological Services at CSULA, moderate a discussion with Frederick Smith and Chaz Lamar Cruz, authors of In Case You Forgot, exploring themes of wellness, and healing in LGTBQ literature.

NOTE: See website link for complete schedule, free tickets, and further details.

Where: University Student Union/San Gabriel Room, 3rd Floor, CSULA

Date: Monday the 23rd

Time: 12 pm                                 

Address: 5154 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Website: https://lambdalitfest.org/event/modern-love-mental-wellness-and-healing-in-lgbtq-literature-2/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/29/19 – 8/04/19

downloadYour Author Series: Rilla Alexander at Arroyo Seco Regional Library, LAPL – Kids Event

Please join us as Your Author Series welcomes children’s author and illustrator Rilla Alexander, as part of our Summer Author Program and Summer Reading challenge. The author will be reading her books, Swarm of Bees and A Bear Sat on My Porch. She is an internationally acclaimed designer and illustrator, and she has worked with such brands as Puma, Volkswagen, and Nokia.

Where: Arroyo Seco Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 29th

Time:  4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 6145 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/your-author-series-starring-rilla-alexander

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The Main Source

Amazon and rising rents killed the old Bohemia of the Beach Cities, but the spirit of the old Santa Monica survives at Angel City Books.

BY MAX BELL                                                                                                                              FROM: TheLAnd

rocco1-800x1067If you want to understand the ceaseless gentrification of Santa Monica, just walk down Main Street.

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BEST INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE Eso Won Books

by Tanja M. Laden

From: L.A. Weekly

eso-won-tanja-ladenOriginally a planned community built in the 1920s, Leimert Park has since become the epicenter of African-American culture in Los Angeles. It’s also home to a beloved independent bookstore that’s been around since the late 1980s, owned and operated by James Fugate and Thomas Hamilton. Eso Won Bookstore occupied four other locations before landing in Leimert Park in 2006; by all appearances, it’s here to stay. Offering a browsing soundtrack of soothing jazz, the shop specializes in both legendary and up-and-coming African-American writers and poets, with books on everything from the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Panthers to cookbooks, children’s books and graphic novels. Eso Won takes its name from the African spelling of the city of Aswan, Egypt. Roughly translated, it means “water over rocks,” representing the continuous flow of knowledge over a firmly established community — just like the one that’s come to define Leimert Park.