By Brian Dunlap
Sara Borjas is the guest on the latest episode of The Blood-Jet Writing Hour.
By Brian Dunlap
The atmosphere at the Virgil was electric. Beats from music spun by DJs filled the room with powerful comradery. L.A. writers filled the room in support of a member of the literary community from Fresno, poet Sara Borjas. The night emanated a bit of hip hop and club.
Fran Wilde & Rachel Hartman at Children’s Book World – Kids & Teen Event
Meet the authors! Full of adventure and heart, Fran Wilde’s book, Riverland (ages 10-14), is a story about the bond between two sisters and how they must make their own magic to protect each other and save the ones they love. In Tess of the Road (ages 13+) Rachel Hartman returns to the spellbinding world of the Southlands she created in her bestselling Seraphina and explores self-reliance and redemption in this wholly original fantasy.
In late September, 1957, Henry and Effie, very young newlyweds from Georgia, arrive in Cape May, New Jersey for their honeymoon only to find the town is deserted. Then they meet a glamorous set of people who sweep them up into their drama. The empty beach town becomes their playground, and the couple slips from innocence into betrayal, with irrevocable consequences. Erotic and moving, this novel is about marriage, love and sexuality, and the lifelong repercussions they reap.
Where: Children’s Book World
Date: Monday the 20th
Time: 7 pm
Address: 10580 ½ W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90064
I had the privilege of spending a few days with Sara Borjas at the CantoMundo retreat in the summer of 2016. She is electric—smart, funny, sassy, vulnerable—and these qualities come through immediately in her debut collection, Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff. The title indicates the heart will be fully exposed—a “window” that can be seen and seen through—but the mouth is another story. The image of the “cliff” suggests that the speaker’s words will present obstacles and launching points, precarious ledges and walls to slam against.
Brenda Delfino interviews Sara Borjas FROM: LARB
Poems can be windows. They can also be doors. These are truths to prescribe to while reading Sara Borjas debut poetry collection Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff. A window can work as an enterence, can mirror the reflection of someone familiar. In her poem “Lies I Tell,” previously published by the Academy of America Poets, Borjas writes,
Carola Lovering & Tell Me Lies at Book Soup
Please join us to hear Carola Lovering discuss and sign Tell Me Lies. This novel tells the story of Lucy and Stephen, who meet at a small California college, and it unfolds by alternating between their two voices, following their connection through college life and post-college life in New York City. This keenly intelligent and resonant story chronicles the exhilaration and dilemmas of young adulthood, and the difficulty of letting go, even when you know it’s time..
Where: Book Soup
Date: Monday the 25th
Time: 7 pm
Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069