No Los Angeles Literature Events 6/08/20 – 6/14/20

By Brian Dunlap

no Because life interceded, there will be no list of Los Ángeles literary events this week. Check out Facebook Events for any local virtual literary event to support your local literary community. However, this list of L.A. literary events will be back next week.

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He Made Waves on the River: Lewis MacAdams Passes Away

By Carren Jao
FROM: KCET.org

DSC_8726Without Lewis MacAdams, an avowed poet, Los Angeles might have completely forgotten the river that birthed the city. “There would not be a movement to save or restore the L.A. river without him,” said Joe Edmiston, executive director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. “He was able to provide some romance, some poetry, some vision that you didn’t see.”

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Coronavirus Is Topic One Among Newly Announced L.A. Times Book Prize Winners

By Dorany Pineda
FROM: L.A. Times

download.jpeg-10The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced on Twitter today. Among the winners in 14 categories, who submitted acceptance speech videos, were Steph Cha, Ben Lerner, Namwalli Serpell, George Packer, Maria Popova and Walter Mosley. Marlon James won the inaugural Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction.

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Virtual Arts

By Brian Dunlap

20200318_192101We have seen over the last week, artists and musicians posting videos of them singing, performing or reading from their work or livestreaming their performances and readings. It’s a chance to keep people connected to each other during a time of isolation and sickness. It’s also a chance at self care, something to enjoy and take one’s mind off the worries and stress of the Coronavirus and all its effects.

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Sad News For Highland Park Bookstore Book Show

By Jen Hitchcock

NOTE: The following was posted to Book Show’s Facebook page today, October 1, 2019 by the owner Jen Hitchcock.

70998279_10104669909885014_6294625252072751104_oAfter over five years in Highland Park, I am extremely sad to announce that Book Show will be closing our store here at the end of 2019.

Our landlord decided to double our already high rent and is forcing us out. Therefore Book Show will be looking for a new space starting in 2020.

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Congrats to Venice’s Small World Books on 50 years!

Venice’s beloved Small World Books is turning 50 years old in September, making it the oldest general bookstore in Los Angeles.

By Venice Paparazzi
FROM: venicepaparazzi.com

thumbnail-3Join in on the anniversary fun on Sept. 12th!

Here is a history on Small World Books!

Venice’s beloved Small World Books is turning 50 years old in September, making it the oldest general bookstore in Los Angeles.

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David Ulin on the Rapidly Changing Landscape of  Los Angeles

The Former LA Times Book Critic in Conversation with Paul Holdengraber

By Lit Hub
FROM: Lit Hub

los-angeles-echo-parkIn this episode of A Phone Call With Paul, Paul Holdengraber speaks with David Ulin, writer, and former book critic of the Los Angeles Times, about the dramatic changes in Los Angeles, the literature of the city, and his work on Joan Didion.

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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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