L.A. Is Lit: The Best Spoken-Word, Readings and Poetry in Town

By Falling James
FROM: L.A. Weekly

beyond_baroque_exterior“It is the distillation of articulate animals calling to each other across a great gulf.”

—Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “Poetry as Insurgent Art”

Spoken word is more popular than ever these days, with a seemingly endless array of live performances that pop up in a wide variety of formats and settings in the Los Angeles area. But what used to be a mainly underground pursuit — in which obsessive wordsmiths parsed and divined the arcane properties, hidden meanings and cryptic allusions buried in each loaded syllable of oblique poetry before a small crowd of like-minded true believers — has long since turned into a fairly mainstream spectator sport.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 3/18/19 –3/24/19

52457308_2198477393546820_8264162323325779968_oPoesia Narrativa: Write Narrative Poetry

Join California Poets in the Schools, teachers, Juan Cardenas and Jessica Wilson on a journey through narrative poetry. Write in your own voice and learn new ways to express yourself.

This 6 series workshop will include food, so get ready for some delicious learning, and connection building through creative writing.

Remember the smell of sizzling carne asada, the taste of calabasas con queso, the first time you made arroz, or papas.
Our senses deliver us into memory, and our memories will fuel our poems and our palates.

This workshop series is FREE and made possible by the Los Angeles Poet Society. www.lapoetsociety.org Register by emailing: losangelespoetsociety@gmail.com with your name, email, and phone number.

Where: Tía Chucha Central Cultural

Date: Monday the 18th                                             

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Address: 13197 Gladstone Ave, Unit A, Sylmar, California 91342

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/788178538206800/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/23/18 –7/29/18

51fAPak8k9L._SX389_BO1,204,203,200_Courtney Fletcher & The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm at Arroyo Seco Regional Library – Kids Event

Please join us for our Summer Author series and meet illustrator Courtney Fletcher, who will present The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. She is the talented illustrator of popular children’s picture books like The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by LeVar Burton and Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs by Susan Schaefer Bernardo. You can meet her this summer at this event, and might be the lucky winner of a free copy of the book.

Where: Arroyo Seco Regional Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 23rd

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 6145 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/summer-author-meet-courtney-fletcher

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