Los Angeles Literature Events 4/28/20 – 5/03/20  

FB_IMG_1588052410178Streaming Online Storytime at Rancho Los Cerritos – Kids Event

Our curator Sarah will present a free online storytime with new songs and stories to sing and read every Tuesday morning. This event is free but does require advanced sign-up so we can send you the videos.

Where: Rancho Los Cerritos

Date: Tuesday the 28th           

Time: 11 am – 11:30 am

Address: Online

Website: https://www.facebook.com/event/1102436860154638/

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received_232931488076941As the weeks of the “stay at home” order pass by, more and more virtual literary events are cropping up from L.A. writers, open mics and literary organizations. The following event is a reading hosted by Saturday Afternoon Poetry, as part of their 2020 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival, tomorrow. Saturday. Read a poem or two by a poet that has helped you get through this pandemic so far. Or your poet friend or by that poet that inspired you to write. It’s a Zoom reading. Most of all Enjoy interacting with other like minded humans.

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Two Interviews With Viva Padilla and Nikolia Garcia of Dryland: A Literary Journal Based in South Central Los Angeles

By Brian Dunlap

UntitledIn the last two weeks, local literary journal Dryland: A Literary Journal Based in South Central Los Angeles, has been featured on the Podcasts’ Órale Boyle Heights ep 32: Dryland and The Badass Bookworm Podcast. Dryland was founded 5 years ago in 2015 by South Central native Viva Padilla and now includes South Central native and Compton Resident Nikolai Garcia as Assistant Editor.

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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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Friday Night Poetry: There’re Just Words

By Brian Dunlap

IMG_6577Friday night at Book Show in Highland Park was a goodbye of sorts. Local poets from places such as Santa Clarita, Mar Vista and Long Beach gathered there as if moths drawn to a flame. Drawn to share their experiences. They’d been coming to Book Show on the third Friday of the month for the past two years to share in community at Friday Night Poetry: They’re Just Words, hosted by L.A. poet Ingrid Calderon-Collins.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 10/21/19 – 10/27/19

downloadMichael Connelly & The Night Fire at L.A. Times Book Club, Ricardo Montalban Theatre

The Los Angeles Times Book Club welcomes bestselling author Michael Connelly, who will present and sign his new book, The Night Fire, in which Los Angeles Detectives Harry Bosch and Renee Ballard team up on an unsolved case that obsessed Bosch’s longtime mentor.

Connelly is also the executive producer of Bosch, the Amazon series based on the Harry Bosch book series, which is now filming season 6. Prior to his successful writing and publishing career, he was a journalist and reported for the L.A Times.

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

Where: Ricardo Montalban Theatre (with L.A. Times Book Club)

Date: Monday the 21st

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm             

Address: 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1602268483231442

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