By Brian Dunlap
It’s been five years since “Dryland: A Literary Journal Born in South Central Los Angeles,” published its first issue. Since Founding Editor-in-Chief, Viva Padilla, set out to publish “the best poetry, fiction, and nonfiction of the Los Angeles literary underground, and to prioritizing Black and POC artists, writers, and poets,” as it states on the journal’s website.
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By Shoutout LA
FROM: Shoutout LA
We had the good fortune of connecting with Bridgette Bianca and we’ve shared our conversation below.
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By Erick Huerta Erick Huerta’s guest this episode is Nikolai Garcia. He is a poet from South Central L.A. and … Continue reading Órale Boyle Heights ep 31: Nikolai Garcia
Steph Cha discusses her new novel “Your House Will Pay,” the LA Riots, the Korean American Angeleno community, her 3,600 Yelp reviews, and pushing back against gatekeepers in publishing.
By Victoria Namkung
On March 16, 1991, 15-year-old Latasha Harlins went to a local convenience store in South Los Angeles to buy a bottle of orange juice. Owner Soon Ja Du accused the teenage girl of shoplifting, an altercation ensued, and in a split-second captured on video, Du shot Harlins in the back of the head. She died with two dollars in her hand. A jury found Du guilty of voluntary manslaughter, but against their recommendation, the judge sentenced the Korean-born woman to a $500 fine, probation, and community service.
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By Frank Shyong
FROM: L.A. TimesL.A. Times
It’s hard for poet Daniel Morales Leon, 38, who works as a cook at a coffee shop in the Arts District, to think of himself as an artist with a capital A.
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Luis J. Rodriguez’s Always Running in Theatre Adaptation at Casa 0101
The stage adaptation of the acclaimed Luis J. Rodriguez memoir and award-winning book, Always Running, is being performed at the CASA 1010 Theatre August 31 – October 20, 2019, so check website links to purchase tickets and select dates from the full schedule. This play/memoir tells the story of a young man who escapes a life of gang violence, discrimination, depression, and drug addiction through art, the Chicano movement poetry and service.
Where: Casa 0101 Theatre
Date: September through October 20, 2019 (Check theatre’s Eventbrite link & schedule)
Time: 5 pm & 8 pm
Address: 2101 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90033
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/339435536938591/ or www.facebook.com/CASA0101Theatre/
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By Brian Dunlap
Dryland, a literary journal based in South Central Los Ángeles, is currently open to submissions. The deadline is March 4, 2019.
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