Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS
UCLA WP Writers Project Teachers Event – Online
UCLA Writing Project presents: Launching Writer’s Workshop (Grades Pre-K – 6th), and online event held for five “packed” days, June 22 – June 26.
We’ll immerse ourselves in the nitty-gritty of Writer’s Workshop: helping students generate topics, constructing pointed and powerful mini-lessons, incorporating mentor texts, responding to young writers, and dabbling in publishing and celebration options, too. All will learn the experience being a writer in a workshop classroom. (May be eligible for LAUSD PD hours)
NOTE: RSVP at website link, to see costs and details.
Where: Online event (Register in advance)
Dates: Monday the 22nd at 9am – Friday the 26th at 2pm
Time: 9 am – 2 pm
Address: Online event
Continue reading “Los Angeles Literature Events 6/22/20 – 6/28/20”
By Brian Dunlap
Amind the rapidly changing living conditions surrounding the Coronavirus, there are no in-person literary events happening this week and into the near future. No gatherings of over 10 people are permitted, the White House now recommends.
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Father Gregory Boyle at Cal State University Los Angeles
Activist priest Father Greg Boyle will discuss his latest book, Barking at the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship. A book signing will follow the discussion. The Mind Matters Champion Award recipients will be announced during the event.
Where: CSULA, Golden Eagle Ballrooms
Date: Monday the 24th
Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Address: 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 91711
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By Erik Pedersen
FROM: The Daily News
At Vroman’s bookstore, you can buy a book, attend storytime, meet an author or — on at least one special occasion — eat a piece of anniversary cake.
Continue reading “Pasadena Landmark Vroman’s, Southern California’s Oldest Bookstore, Celebrates 125th Anniversary”
By Denise Alicea
FROM: The Pen & Muse
Set against two distinct epochs in the history of Pasadena, California, Arroyo tells the parallel stories of a young man and his dog in 1913 and 1993. In both lives, they are drawn to the landmark Colorado Street Bridge, or “Suicide Bridge,” as the locals call it, which suffered a lethal collapse during construction but still opened to fanfare in the early twentieth century automobile age. When the refurbished structure commemorates its 80th birthday, one of the planet’s best known small towns is virtually unrecognizable from its romanticized, and somewhat invented, past.
Continue reading “Author Interview With Author of Arroyo, Chip Jacobs!”
Conchas 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
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Reyna Grande In Conversation With Alex Espinoza
by Michel Sedano
Friday night’s is an audience of readers, gente who have come on Friday night to the independent bookseller, Vroman’s, in Pasadena CA because reading matters to them. They want to hear Reyna Grande, whose stories to them mattered.
Reyna Grande has five books; two novels, three memoirs (one the YA Distance Between Us) and not including translations. She’s the kind of writer a passerby would want to sit and hear. But there’s SRO. And still they stand. She’s that kind of speaker.
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