Literary Arts Festival Spotlights Local and Visiting Artists of Color

Literary Arts Festival Spotlights Local and Visiting Artists of Color

By Vera Casaneda
FROM: TimesOC

On January 23 virtually join Santa Ana's LibroMobile for LibroMobile's Literary Arts Festival.

When author Sarah Rafael García’s LibroMobile began taking up space in a Santa Ana back alley off 4th and Spurgeon streets, the purpose was to cultivate diversity through books. The past year has been about how to take up space online to survive.

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Los Angeles Literature Events: 10/12/20 – 10/18/20

Los Angeles Literature Events: 10/12/20 – 10/18/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

Cover to Cover Reading Club for Kids, from October 5th – November 13th – Kids Event        

Stop by the Orange Public Library & History Center to sign up for the In-N-Out Cover to Cover Reading Club, which will run until November 13th. Kids ages 4-12 are eligible to participate. For every five books read, each child will receive a Cover to Cover Achievement certificate redeemable for one hamburger, cheeseburger, or gilled cheese. Earn up to three certificates per child, while supplies last.

NOTE: Details available at website link.

Where: Orange Public Library & History Center – Zoom Online Event     

Date: Monday the 12th                             

Time: 10 am – 7 pm                          

Address: 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA          

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2399363487036106

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Los Angeles Literature Events: 8/24/20 – 8/30/20

Los Angeles Literature Events: 8/24/20 – 8/30/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

116742783_2715181558712186_4661525944619345215_nTeens Speak Up Against Injustice: The Assignment via American Jewish University Online Event

Join us on Zoom to heat how a chance meeting in a bookstore propelled author Liza Wiemer to write her book, The Assignment, which explores how two teens found the courage to speak up against antisemitism and hatred.

NOTE: See site for details and ticket information.

Where: American Jewish University – Online event

Date: Monday the 24th

Time: 4 pm – 4:45 pm

Address: Online event (see site)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/398268867839936

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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/10/20 – 8/16/20

Los Angeles Literature Events 8/10/20 – 8/16/20

Los Angeles Literature Events 8/10/20 – 8/16/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

 

413U81vYhYL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_Julian E. Zelizer & Burning Down the House at Book Soup – Crowdcast Online Event

Join author Julian E. Zelizer, in conversation with David Cross, to discuss his new non-fiction book, Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party.

When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, President Obama observed that Trump “is not an outlier; he is a culmination, a logical conclusion of the rhetoric and tactics of the Republican Party.” In this book the author pinpoints the moment when our country was set on a path to bitterly partisan and ruthless politics: an era ignited by Newt Gingrich and his allies in 1989. This is the story of how they created a new normal in Washington D.C.

NOTE: Details and ticket information available at website.

Where: Book Soup – Crowdcast Online Event

Date: Monday the 10th

Time: 6 pm

Address: Crowdcast Live

Website: https://booksoup.com/event/julian-e-zelizer-conversation-david-cross-discusses-burning-down-house-newt-gingrich

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/13/20 – 7/19/20

Los Angeles Literature Events 7/13/20 – 7/19/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

20200712_204040Dig Deep: Virtual Storytime via South Pasadena Library Online – Kids Event

Join us as Children’s Librarians read stories, share finger-plays, songs and flannel-board stories. For more information about the Summer Reading Program, visit the library website.

Where: South Pasadena Library Online (see event site)

Date: Monday the 13th

Time: 10:30 am – 11 am

Address: Online event

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/697708884358392/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/22/20 – 6/28/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

UCLA-Writing-Project-logoUCLA WP Writers Project Teachers Event – Online

UCLA Writing Project presents: Launching Writer’s Workshop (Grades Pre-K – 6th), and online event held for five “packed” days, June 22 – June 26.

We’ll immerse ourselves in the nitty-gritty of Writer’s Workshop: helping students generate topics, constructing pointed and powerful mini-lessons, incorporating mentor texts, responding to young writers, and dabbling in publishing and celebration options, too. All will learn the experience being a writer in a workshop classroom. (May be eligible for LAUSD PD hours)

NOTE: RSVP at website link, to see costs and details.

Where: Online event (Register in advance)

Dates: Monday the 22nd at 9am – Friday the 26th at 2pm

Time: 9 am – 2 pm

Address: Online event

Website: https://facebook.com/event/546825142692698/

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/01/20 – 6/07/20

All Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

 

31934473_1611006878969028_8047571185627561984_nVroman’s Live: Stephen Haff & Kid Quixote at Crowdcast Online

Author Stephen Haff presents his book Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible. The author is the founder of Still Waters in a Storm, which serves Spanish speaking immigrant children in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Where:  Crowdcast Online event (Register in advance)

Date: Monday the 1st

Time: 6 pm

Address: Crowdcast Online

Website: https://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vromans-live-stephen-haff-presents-kid-quixote-group-students-their-teacher-and-one-room

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Not A Cult, A New Bookstore In Los Angeles, Puts Authors of Color At The Forefront

By Melissa Ximena Golebiowski
FROM: Lit Hub

Not-A-Cult-Bookstore-Credit_-Rhiannon-McGavinThe door of Los Angeles’ newest bookstore is propped open on a quiet section of Hollywood Boulevard, the front window displaying books on a handmade wooden bookshelf. Inside the front room, you’ll find more books and merchandise below a neon light thought bubble and a sign that reads, “I still haven’t figured out all the people I am.” The staff is friendly, warm and eager to listen. In the back room, separated by curtains, art hangs on the yellow walls. The large space is waiting to be used by Not a Cult, an independent publisher turned bookstore.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 12/02/19 – 12/08/19

downloadBook Writers Group at Robertson Branch Library, LAPL

The Book Writers Group meets every first Monday of the month at the Robertson Branch Library. Are you writing a book and looking for feedback? Need deadlines to help you reach your writing goals? Then this is the group for you!

For each meeting, please bring 5-10 double-spaced  pages of writing to share with the group. Every member will have time to present his/her writing and receive constructive feedback.

Depending on the size of the group, each person will receive 10-15 minutes of time to share and  receive feedback.

Where: Robertson Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 2nd

Time: 11 am                                 

Address: 1719 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/book-writers-group

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