Breathe. Write. Share. Virtual Poetry Workshop.

By Brian Dunlap

FB_IMG_1585517681958During this time of social distancing, many writers in the L.Á. literary community are holding virtual events from workshops to open mics to readings and book clubs in an effort to keep us all connected to each other and our humansess. Below is one such event, hosted by Long Beach poet Nancy Lynée Woo. Continue reading

Virtual Arts

By Brian Dunlap

20200318_192101We have seen over the last week, artists and musicians posting videos of them singing, performing or reading from their work or livestreaming their performances and readings. It’s a chance to keep people connected to each other during a time of isolation and sickness. It’s also a chance at self care, something to enjoy and take one’s mind off the worries and stress of the Coronavirus and all its effects.

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A Night of Community and Celebration

By Brian Dunlap

20200227_203709Poets and book lovers braved L.A.’s rush hour traffic. It was a Thursday. February 27th. The destination was Diehl Marcus & Company in Hollywood, a Curio Dealer and Event Space of finely curated antiques, home decor and accessories from around the world. The crowd arrived for Ingrid M. Calderon-Collins’ release party for her poetic memoir Let The Buzzards Eat Me Whole.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 3/09/20 – 3/15/20

82769291_2423069571278714_8827620525997031424_nAtelier Manferdini & Portraits and Landscapes at SCI-Arc College & University

Join us for the Los Angeles launch of Portraits and Landscapes. The monograph collects the work created by Atelier Manferdini during the last six years of design activity. The projects are divided into two large families of explorations, Landscapes and Portraits.

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

Where:  SCI-Arc College and University

Date: Monday the 9th

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 960 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://www.facebook.com//events/497164191219425

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Los Angeles Literature Events 3/02/20 – 3/08/20

downloadChristine Carter & The New Adolescence at Polytechnic School, Pasadena

Adults in the Poly community and in the greater L.A. area are invited to hear highly acclaimed speaker, sociologist, and author Christine Carter, Ph.D., who will discuss her book, The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction.

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

Where:  Polytechnic School

Date: Monday the 2nd

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Address: 1030 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106

Website: http://www.facebook.com//events/519993178641291

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Ronan Farrow, Emily Bazelon and Colson Whitehead Among L.A. Times Book Prize Finalists

By Margaret Wappler
FROM: L.A. Times

download (1)Ronan Farrow, Emily Bazelon, Attica Locke, Michael Connelly and Colson Whitehead are among the finalists for the 40th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes announced Wednesday, with crime novelist Walter Mosley named as the winner of the 2019 Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement.

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Victoria Chang On The Self And Its Many Deaths

By Peter Mishler
FROM: Lit Hub

9781556595745_FC_700px-wide-resize-1For the next installation in our interview series with contemporary poets, Peter Mishler corresponded with Victoria Chang. Victoria Chang’s books include OBIT (April 2020), Barbie Chang, The Boss, Salvinia Molesta, and Circle. Her children’s picture book, Is Mommy?, was illustrated by Marla Frazee and published by Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster. It was named a New York Times Notable Book. Her middle grade novel Love, Love will be published by Sterling Publishing in 2020. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, a Pushcart Prize, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and a Lannan Residency Fellowship. She lives in Los Angeles and is the program chair of Antioch’s Low-Residency MFA Program.

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