Los Angeles Literature Events 7/06/20 – 7/12/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

1200px-Robert_Louis_Stevenson_Branch_Library,_Los_AngelesBilingual Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingue via Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library Instagram Online – Kids Event

Join us on Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library’s Instagram for Bilingual Storytime for children, to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and English.  

Where: Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, LAPL Instagram online

Date: Monday the 6th

Time: 3 pm

Address: Online event (see site)

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/bilingual=storytimela-hora-de-cuentas-binlingue   

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/29/20 – 7/05/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

101824415_2938018659584926_7961281379935715328_oDig Deeper Virtual Storytime via South Pasadena Library Online – Kids Event

Our Children’s Librarians read stories, share finger-plays, songs and flannel-board stories, weekly through July 27th. Each week’s event will be available for viewing starting at 10:30 am Monday, and will be available to view through Thursday of that week. For more information about the Summer Reading Program, visit the library website.

Where: South Pasadena Library Online (see event site)

Date: Monday the 29th

Time: 10:30 am – 11 am

Address: Online event

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/697708884358392/

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Contemporary Poetry Interview: Michelle Brittan Rosado in conversation with Genevieve Kaplan

FROM: Prism Review

pr-22-cover-661x992Genevieve Kaplan: I met Michelle Brittan Rosado’s poems when she read from her just-released chapbook, Theory on Falling into a Reef (Anhinga Press, 2016), and I remember being so captivated by her work, which is precise, narrative, and moving as well as inventive and musical. Michelle’s poems tend to feel very located in our shared landscape of California, they make keen observations, and they speak to directly readers. When her full-length book, Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, was selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil for the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and published by University of Wisconsin Press, of course I wanted to talk with her more about it! Happily, Michelle, the PR poetry judge this year, agreed to offer insights into her poetic process and attentions. Read on:

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Like Bullets For Fascists: Q+A with Political Poet Matt Sedillo

By Viva Padilla
FROM: Dryland

20200613_171648Chicano revolutionary poet Matt Sedillo met up with Viva Padilla (proper masks were worn) in El Sereno this past weekend to catch up and talk about his newest poetry collection Mowing Leaves of Grass (published by FlowerSong Press). During this interview they drove around the Eastside. They came upon a squeaky clean Black Lives Matter/Defund the Police protest in Pasadena, boarded up and tagged “R.I.P. George Floyd” storefronts in the belly of high gentrification in Highland Park, and the homeless encampment at the Veteran’s Monument in El Sereno–a proper backdrop for the political insight Sedillo delivers like a gun-slinger in his book where American institutions rooted in white supremacy are dragged out by the hair and left on the side of the road to rot.

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RICH FERGUSON, LOS ANGELES SPOKEN-WORD POET, NAMED CALIFORNIA’S BEAT POET LAUREATE

By Cultural Weekly

20200606_235539The National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc. (NBPF), a not-for-profit organization founded in 2016, has selected Rich Ferguson to serve as the State of California Beat Poet Laureate for a two-year term from Sept. 2020 to Sept. 2022.

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Los Angeles Poet Society Call For Submissions

By Brian Dunlap

20200605_203723During this time of social unrest, the country visibly upset over the continued killing of innocent black men and wemen at the hands of police, the Los Angeles Poet Society has issued a submissions call for social justice poems. On Facebook they announced:

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/01/20 – 6/07/20

All Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

 

31934473_1611006878969028_8047571185627561984_nVroman’s Live: Stephen Haff & Kid Quixote at Crowdcast Online

Author Stephen Haff presents his book Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible. The author is the founder of Still Waters in a Storm, which serves Spanish speaking immigrant children in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Where:  Crowdcast Online event (Register in advance)

Date: Monday the 1st

Time: 6 pm

Address: Crowdcast Online

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vromans-live-stephen-haff-presents-kid-quixote-group-students-their-teacher-and-one-room

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/25/20 – 5/31/20

All Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

20200524_215116Call for Submissions Deadline of May 28 for Hombre Lobo Online

Announcement by Viva Padilla of Call for Submissions: real stories about spooky experiences for online zine HOMBRE LOBO dryland.org/hombre-lobo.

Send these goths your story about your real spooky experiences to be published in on online zine. Link for submissions is given at FB site below.

Where: Online deadline/event

Date: May submissions period ends this week

Time: Present – May 28 at 1am

Address: Submissions announcement/event (see website link for information)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/233703604712555/

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