Los Angeles Literature Events 10/08/18 –10/14/18

42703940_908071792717626_4145631390492262400_oThe Displaced Children of Displaced Children at UCLA

Please join host Neelanjana Banerjee to welcome and hear writer and activist Tanzila Ahmed (Luskin MPP ’07) and award winning poet Faisal Mohyuddin, for a reading and conversation about writing, loss, politics, and more. Refreshments provided!

Faisal Mohyuddin’s poetry, fiction and visual art have appeared widely, and his poetry is also anthologized. His chapbook The Riddle of Longing of was published by Backbone Press in 2017, and his first full length collection, The Displaced Children of Displaced Children was the winner of the Sexton Prize and came out in 2018.

Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed plays at the intersection of pop and politics through a variety of mediums and actions. She is co-host of the Good Muslin Bad Muslim Podcast, among other pursuits.

Where: Powell Library, UCLA

Date: Monday the 8th

Time: 4:30 pm

Address: Powell Library, UCLA Campus, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/581882458919768/?active_tab=about

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Yallwest: Santa Monica

by Brian Dunlap

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This Saturday over 100 middle grade and young adult authors and presenters will converge on Santa Monica High for the 3th annual Yallwest Book Festival. It’ll be a day of panels, book signings, food trucks, bad jokes, rock ‘n’ roll, killer photo ops & general geeky shenanigans. YALLWEST and its sister festival, YALLFEST (held in Charleston, SC), are now the largest teen and middle grade book festivals in the United States.

This is the perfect event for the young book lover in any family.

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