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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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/27/19 – 6/02/19

BookNew Book Club: Spiritual Classics with Nick Shindo Street at the Last Bookstore

At some point, everyone has to wrestle with personal belief and one’s orientation to the universe. Whether addressing origins or destiny, what lies inside or what’s “out there”—it’s a good bet that those who’ve come before have something to offer. In this club we dive into the best wisdom we can find, guided by author and journalist Nick Shindo Street. Nick is the senior writer at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and his biggest turn-ons are wonder, awe, and curiosity.

The choice for our first Book Club selection is The Undiscovered Self, by Carl Jung, and we will take stock of the individual in church and state.

NOTE: All of the bookstore’s book clubs and programs are ticketed events, so see website for details.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Monday the 27th

Time:  7:30 pm

Address: 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://lastbookstorela.com/#events

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Los Angeles Literature Events 1/28/19 –2/03/19

downloadWally Rudoplph & Christine Yoo at Annenberg Beach House 

Join us for Writer-in-Residence Wally Rudolph’s first of three public conversations at the Annenberg Community Beach House. In Creating Art in Times of Strife, Rudolph presents a series of one-on-one conversations with socially conscious artist across disciplines, informing how current political polarization and environmental crisis affect and inform each artist’s process and practice.

Christine Yoo’s forthcoming documentary, 26.2 to Life, chronicles a year in the life of San Quentin’s 1000 Mile Club, a prison running group training for an annual marathon inside the prison’s crowded lower yard: 105 laps to complete 26.2 miles. Wally and Christine discuss how the making of the film has affected her view of the prison industrial complex and the human cost of our justice system

NOTE: Tickets for this free event are available at Eventbrite link.

Where: Annenberg Beach House, Pacific Coast Hwy. at Beach House Way

Date: Tuesday the 29th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica, CA 90402

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-art-in-times-of-strife-filmmaker-christine-yoo-in-conversation-with-wally-rudolph-registration-52542197126

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Los Angeles Literature Events 11/26/18 –12/02/18

BV1Opera Talk at Buena Vista Branch, Burbank Public Library

Please join us for an Opera Talk with members of LA Opera’s Community Engagement Program, and featuring Larry Verdugo discussing the opera Hansel & Gretel.

Where: Buena Vista Branch, Burbank Public Library

Date: Monday the 26th

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Address: 300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91505

Website: http://www.burbank.lib.ca.us/events/opera-talk-2

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Los Angeles Literature Events 10/22/18 –10/28/18

download30 Years of Homeboy Industries & Radical Kinship at Central Library, LAPL

Celebrate 30 Years of Homeboy Industries, which has provided hope, training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.  This public panel will examine their work, and the evolution of Homeboy Industries, founded by Father Gregory Boyle, and recounted in his most recent book, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 22nd

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/radical-kinship-celebrating-30-years-homeboy-industries

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Los Angeles Literature Events 9/24/18 –9/30/18

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Patt Morrison & Don’t Stop the Presses at Central Library, LAPL

Join celebrated journalist Patt Morrison as she talks about her new book, Don’t Stop the Presses: Truth, Justice and the American Newspaper. A book signing will follow the event.

Where: Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, Downtown L.A.

Date: Monday the 24th

Time: 7 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/patt-morrison

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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/27/18 –9/02/18

40131372_781253112044894_5709637525102919680_nA Gathering of Tribes Poetry Reading at Chevalier’s Bookstore

Please join us for A Gathering of Tribes, presented by Brendan Constantine, the author most recently of Dementia My Darling, and featuring:

Derek D. Brown is an author, poet and venture expressionist, and a graduate of CLI’s author training program at USC. He is author of the collection, Articulate Scars.

Mike Sonksen, aka Mike the Poet, is a scholar, author and performance artist, acclaimed for his articles, essays and poems, and for mentoring teen writers. He is the author of Poetics of Location.

Ra Avis is sometimes-poet, a once-upon-a-time inmate, a reluctantly optimistic widow, and an exponential storyteller. She blogs regularly at Rarasaur.com, and is the author of Sack Nasty: Prison Poetry and Dinosaur-Hearted.

Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore

Date: Monday the 27th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004

Website: http://www.chevaliersbooks.com/gathering-of-tribes

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