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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No Literary Events Due To Coronavirous

By Brian Dunlap

noAmind 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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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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Los Angeles Literature Events 2/24/20 – 3/01/20

download (1)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

Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/event/mind-matters-speaker-series-rev-gregory-j-boyle

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Los Angeles Literature Events 2/17/20 – 2/23/20

82958066_786278111841632_2859062984808857600_oVi Khi Nao Reading at Pitzer College

Author Vi Khi Nao is the author of four poetry collections: Human Tetris (11:11 Press, 2019), Sheep Machine (Black Sun Lit, 2018), Umbilical Hospital (Press 1913, 2017), The Old Philosopher (winner of the Nightboat Prize for 2014), the short story collection, A Brief Alphabet of Torture (2016) and the novel Fish in Exile (2016), She was the Fall 2019 fellow at the Black Mountain Institute.

Where:  Pitzer College, Broad Center Performance Space

Date: Monday the 17th

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Address:  1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: http://www.facebook.com/event/503535153700504

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Los Angeles Literature Events 2/10/20 – 2/16/20

Writers-Week-2020-320x320The 43rd Annual Writers Week Conference at UC Riverside (Day 1 of 5)

Join us for Day 1 of the 43rd Annual Writers Week at UCR, the longest-running, free literary event in California, featuring renowned authors of the day alongside those at the start of promising careers. Tom Lutz is Writers Week director.

All events are free and open to the public, and parking is free (permits available at the Kiosk).

12:30 pm: Tom Lutz is the author, most recently, of Born Slippy: A Novel. He is founding editor of Los Angeles Review of Books and a Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at UCR. His other work includes two books of travel essays, plus the cultural histories Crying and Doing Nothing, and the literary histories Cosmopolitan Vistas and American Nervousness, 1903.

1:30 pm: Norma Cantu (Steven Minot Lecture) is the author, most recently, of Cabanuelas: A Love Story and Meditacion Fronteriza: Poems of Life. She has published articles on a number of academic subjects as well as poetry and fiction. Her publications on border literature and other subjects have earned her an international reputation as a scholar and folklorist. Her award-winning Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera chronicles her childhood experiences on the border. She edits the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Cuture and Traditions book series at Texas A&M University Press.

3:00 pm: Jerry Stahl is a writer of memoir (Permanent Midnight, OG Dad), novels (Perv, I Fatty, Pain Killers, Happy Mutant Baby Pills, Bad Sex on Speed), television (Twin Peaks, Hemingway and Gellhorn, CSI, Maron, Escape at Dannemora), and film (Permanent Midnight, Bad Boys II, Urge, Chuck), and other works.

4:30 pm: Lisa Teasley (Steven Minot Lecturer) is the author of the acclaimed novels Heat Signature and Dive, and the award-winning story collection, Glow in the Dark. Her frequently anthologized essays, stories and poems have appeared widely and in mumerous journals. She is writer and presenter of the BBC TV documentary “High School Prom” and Senior Fiction Editor at LARB. She is also a painter, represented by Marie Baldwin Gallery.

7:00 pm: Walter Mosley – (LARB/ UCR Lifetime Achievement Award) is one of the most versatile and admires writers in America. He is the author of more than fifty books, including the recently released Elements of Fiction, a non-fiction book about the art of writing fiction, and the best-selling mystery series featuring “Easy Rawlins.” His work has been translated into 25 languages, and he is also writer and executive producer on the John Singleton FX show, Snowfall. He is a winner of numerous awards, and lives in New York City and Los Angeles.

Where: UC Riverside, CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South-
Screening Room, INTS 1128

Date: Monday the 10th

Time: 12:30 pm – 5 pm & 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521

Website: https://writersweek.ucr.edu/schedule/

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