Los Angeles Literature Events 1/27/20 – 2/02/20

download (1)Mietek Boduszynski & US Democracy Promotion in the Arab World at LMU

Author Mietek Bosduszynski will discuss and sign his book, US Democracy Promotion in the Arab World. Should the US offer more support to the Middle East and Northern Africa to democratize? Join us in a discussion with an expert on the Balkans and the modern Middle East and North Africa, especially Iraq, Libya and Egypt.

The author teaches U.S. Foreign Policy at Pomona College, and was a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State at postings in Albania, Kosovo, Japan, Egypt, Libya and Iraq.

Where:  LMU, McIntosh Center, University Hall, 3999

Date: Monday the 27th

Time: 5 pm

Address:  1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: https://cal.lmu.edu/event/mietek_boduszynski_us_democracy_promotion_in_the_arab_world

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/06/19 – 1/12/20

download #2Docent Tour of Central Library at Downtown LA Central Library

Visit Los Angeles Public Library’s historic Central Library. Enjoy the art and architecture of the 1926 Bertram Goodhue Building with its distinctive sphinxes and rooftop pyramid. Wander through the 1993 Tom Bradley Wing, designed by architect Norman Pfeiffer, and gaze at the 8–story atrium with its whimsical chandeliers. Learn about the library’s comprehensive collections. All tours are FREE. Start the year by getting to know your LAPL central library!

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 6th

Time: 12:30 pm                            

Address: 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/docent-tours-central-library

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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/26/19 – 9/01/19

66077978_2881784205184675_6814975529419014144_nConchas y Cafe Zine Workshop at Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Join us to participate in DSTL Arts’ 10-week creative writing class, Conchas y Café, offered in English and Spanish for adults of all ages.

Participants learn new techniques in poetry, storytelling, and zine-making and also have the opportunity to publish and present their work in a quarterly anthology of writing produced through the program. A public reading and party celebrate the culmination of each series.

Where: Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 4504 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90011

Website: http://www.lapl.org/events/whats-on/events/conchas-y-café-bilingual-community-writing-workshops

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Literary Long Beach

By Brian Dunlap

FB_IMG_1564902173645A lot goes on in literary Long Beach. Open mics, readings and even a new book store, Page Against the Machine, opened on East 3rd Street earlier this year. One of the biggest movers and shakers in the community is poet/arts organizer/promoter Nancy Lynée Woo. She’s always devising and running new literary events. The following is her latest event, in collaboration with Elmast Kozloyan, in her own words, taken from her Facebook post:

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BUSINESS BEAT: Fourth Street Turns Page With New Bookstore

By Ashleigh Ruhl
FROM: The Grunion

50196239_2008988662490429_5419863507640254464_nA new bookstore is turning the page on Fourth Street’s Retro Row.

Page Against the Machine (or PATM) opened earlier this month in a narrow but bright retail space at 2714 E. Fourth St., the sleekly remodeled home of what was formerly Seventh Wave surf shop. Continue reading

Nancy Lynee Woo is an Incorrigible Optimist and that’s a Good Thing

FROM: Palacio Podcast

BJOIA-picNancy Lynee Woo is a freelance writer, editor, and creative consultant, and organizer of creative events including community writing workshops and poetry series. She is also an incorrigible optimist and is not shy about admitting it and for good reason. (Her middle name is actually “Lynée” but WordPress won’t let me use it in SEO. My apologies.)

“I cannot help but try and see the best in everything and I have to believe that things are getting better.”

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Sarah Thursday Announces Her New Poetry Collection “Conversations with Gravel”

By Brian Dunlap

converstaions-cover-love-stones-squareLong Beach Poet Sarah Thursday announced Sunday that her newest full-length collection of poems, Conversations with Gravel, will be released early in October. As she said on Facebook, “This collection was 5 years in the making based on love, heartbreak, and coping with loss.” Conversations with Gravel is Thursday’s second full-length collection of poetry, after All the Tiny Anchors, which was published in 2014.

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