Los Angeles Literature Events 9/09/19 – 9/15/19

Always-Running_Website-Banner-2Luis J. Rodriguez’s Always Running in Theatre Adaptation at Casa 0101

The stage adaptation of the acclaimed Luis J. Rodriguez memoir and award-winning book, Always Running, is being performed at the CASA 1010 Theatre August 31 – October 20, 2019, so check website links to purchase tickets and select dates from the full schedule. This play/memoir tells the story of a young man who escapes a life of gang violence, discrimination, depression, and drug addiction through art, the Chicano movement poetry and service.

Where: Casa 0101 Theatre

Date: September through October 20, 2019 (Check theatre’s Eventbrite link & schedule)

Time: 5 pm & 8 pm

Address:  2101 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/339435536938591/ or  www.facebook.com/CASA0101Theatre/

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L.A. Is Lit: The Best Spoken-Word, Readings and Poetry in Town

By Falling James
FROM: L.A. Weekly

beyond_baroque_exterior“It is the distillation of articulate animals calling to each other across a great gulf.”

—Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “Poetry as Insurgent Art”

Spoken word is more popular than ever these days, with a seemingly endless array of live performances that pop up in a wide variety of formats and settings in the Los Angeles area. But what used to be a mainly underground pursuit — in which obsessive wordsmiths parsed and divined the arcane properties, hidden meanings and cryptic allusions buried in each loaded syllable of oblique poetry before a small crowd of like-minded true believers — has long since turned into a fairly mainstream spectator sport.

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