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

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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 3/04/19 –3/10/19

a31b92325fb22b69271fe9c1df385a041c564062 (1)An Evening with Carl Phillips at Claremont McKenna College

Join us for Readings and Reflections: An Evening with Carl Phillips.

Poet and author Carl Phillips is a professor of English and of African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He will read some of his award-winning poetry and share personal reflections.

Where: Marian Miner Cook Anthenaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Date: Monday the 4th

Time: 5:30 pm

Address: 385 East 8th St., Claremont, CA 91711

Website: http://events.cmc.edu/event/poetry_reading_and_reflections_with_carl_phillips#.XGyGpKJKjX4

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Los Angeles Literature Events 2/18/19 –2/24/19

PictureEboo Patel: Author of the 2018 LMU Common Book at LMU

Join LMU students, faculty and staff as we welcome author, educator, and interfaith leader Eboo Patel to talk about his book Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America. This event is free and open to everyone in the LMU community.

Eboo Patel is a leading voice in the movement for interfaith cooperation and the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a national nonprofit working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm. He is the author of: Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground, Interfaith Leadership, and Out of Many Faiths. Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is an expert on the topic of religious pluralism. For over fifteen years he has worked on and with many organizations to help realize a future where religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division.

Where: Life Sciences Building Auditorium, Loyola Marymount University

Date: Monday the 18th

Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm

Address: 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Website: http://cal.lmu.edu/event/eboo_patel_author_of_the_2018_lmu_common_book#.XGC7YFxKiUk

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Vanessa Angélica Villarreal Is A Finalist

By Brian Dunlap

vav-blueVanessa Angélica Villarreal is the author of Beast Meridian (Noemi Press, 2017) a poetry collection that confronts and refutes the violence of erasure and assimilation, rooted in the borderlands of her birth. This violence and erasure is a physical space where “the speaker confronts her life in the eternal hallway of the subconscious,” as poet Sara Borjas says in her review of the book. For this confrontation and refutation Villarreal’s poetry collection was named, earlier this month, as a finalist for the 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, which recognizes the work of a poet of promise with $10,000.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 11/05/18 –11/11/18

download.jpgAnnie Leibovitz & Annie Leibovitz at Work at Book Soup

Join us to hear acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz discuss and sign her book, Annie Leibovitz At Work. Originally published in 2008, this revised and updated edition brings her bestselling book back into print. She will explain how her pictures are made and her process in developing one of the richest bodies of work in the photographic canon. Please check website for signing line guidelines and details.

Where: Book Soup

Date: Monday the 5th

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Website: http://www.booksoup.com/event/annie-leibovitz-signs-annie-leibovitz-work

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Behind The Editor’s Desk: Vanessa Angélica Villarreal

by Women Who Submit

From: Women Who Submit

GLP_Header2222Vanessa Angélica Villarreal just signed on as nonfiction editor at LA’s own Gold Line Press. She’s an innovative poet who isn’t constrained by genre; her work is electrifying, form-melting, challenging.  I asked her about Gold Line’s upcoming chapbook contest and her work as an editor.

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Three Laureates, One Centro

Meet and Greet 3 Laureates & A New USC El Centro Chicano

by Michael Sedano

From: Labloga.blogspot.com

3laureates-Billy Vela intro JFHAfter the closing of the 2010 reunion floricanto at USC, Mary Ann Pacheco, Alurista, and I had dinner at LA’s iconic The Pantry. The pair had organized the original 1973 Festival de Flor y Canto and edited the anthology. Mary Ann surprised the heck out of me with a revelation from back then.

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