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 Ángeles Writers Publish in 2019

By Brian Dunlap

41a5-UzZuvL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgAs 2019 comes to a close, it’s clear that Los Ángeles writers explore a diverse range of topics, themes, and ideas. As the months went by, writers published novels, essay collections, poetry collections/chapbooks or announced their books had been accepted for publication in 2020. Their writing ranged from exploration of children lost too soon, to a celebration Los Ángeles, to the love of a neighborhood always reduced and racially stereotyped, to the generational trauma of people of color.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 12/16/19 – 12/22/19

71567610_10156051937837757_561355833359728640_o (1)Improvisational Workshop at The Artist’s Way Writer

Make the hard work of writing easier and better…in this transformational, small online workshop with Kelly Morgan.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event so check website for details.

Where: The Artist’s Way Writer

Date: Tuesday the 17th

Time: 6 pm – 8:15 pm                  

Address: Online workshop; check website for details.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1223729637821597/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 12/09/19 – 12/15/19

downloadPages Story Time at Pages Bookstore – Kid s Event

Pages Story Time is offered weekly on Monday mornings at 10:30 pm. Travel by foot, stroller, car or scooter, but don’t miss out on the fun at Pages Bookstore

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Monday the 9th

Time:  10:30 pm                           

Address: 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Website: https://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/pages-story-time-0

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Los Angeles Literature Events 11/25/19 – 12/01/19

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAConchas y Café: Bilingual Community Writing Workshops at Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Our weekly Conchas y Café Zine – Bilingual Community Writing Workshops are free and open to adults.  This program offered by DSTL Arts, provides a 12-week creative writing workshop for adults of all ages. Participants learn more about creative writing, poetry, publishing, zine-making, and more, while receiving writing exercises and feedback on their work. Participants also have the opportunity to publish and  present their work in a zine of writing produced through the program. A public reading and release party celebrates the culmination of each 12-week series.

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

Date: Monday the 25th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm                  

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

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

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Los Angeles Literature Events 11/18/19 – 11/24/19

Door-Earth-Amy-WaldmanDiane Leslie’s Book Club: A Door in the Earth by Amy Waldman at Diesel Bookstore 

Author Amy Waldman discusses and signs her new novel, A Door in the Earth at Diane Leslie’s Book Club..

This book is a about an idealistic young Afghan-American woman trapped between her ideals and the complicated truth. Galvanized by a book she reads in college by humanitarian Gideon Crane, sensitive student Parveen makes a pilgrimage to a remote village in the land of her birth to make a difference, only to find the many fabrications in the memoir and decide where her loyalties lie. The author reported form Afghanistan for the New York Times after 9/11, and has created a taut, propulsive novel about power, perspective, and idealism to reveal complicated truths in our living history.

NOTE: This is a ticketed event so check website for details.

Where: Diesel Bookstore, lower outdoor courtyard

Date: Monday the 18th

Time: 5 pm – 6 pm                       

Address: 225 26th St., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: https://www.dieselbookstore.com/event/monday-november-18th-500-pm-diane-leslie-book-club-author-qamy-waldman

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Locs in the Sweat Lodge: On Shonda Buchanan’s “Black Indian”

By Eisa Nefertari Ulen
FROM: LARB

downloadAward-winning poet Shonda Buchanan honors multiple literary traditions in her breathtaking new memoir, Black Indian. An educator, freelance writer, and literary editor, Buchanan is a culture worker with deep, decades-long engagement in communities of color. Her work honors the complexity and diversity of these Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. At once Indigenous, Black Female, Speculative, Feminist, Womanist, Urban, Southern Gothic, and counter to the Tragic Mulatto stereotype in American literature, stage, and film, Black Indian is a quintessentially American narrative.

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