By Brian Dunlap
FROM: Lit Pub
The poet Mike Sonksen knows more about Los Ángeles than almost anyone. It began when he was a kid, his father and both grandfathers introducing him to the sprawling city by taking him on destination drives. Due to his father’s love of architecture, having, “taught me about…Frank Lloyd Write from an early age,” Sonksen “had a natural interest in maps and geography.” Those drives fostered that interest, dipping in and out of distinctly planned and inhabited neighborhoods that made up the patchwork quilt of, not only the city, but Los Ángeles County.
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By Brian Dunlap
Mike Sonsken has been a fixture in the Los Angeles Literary community for two decades. He burst on the scene spitting spoken word verse late into the night, at many venues, events, and open mics, some that no longer exist. During the course of these two decades he’s traveled to Echo Park and Sylmar, Venice and the Eastside, Downtown and Torrance, and everywhere in-between, performing poems laced with the city’s stories and history, hosting open mics and readings, being a tour guide to its streets, teaching students poetry and encouraging them to explore who and what Los Ángeles is.
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Workshop: Writing From Experience at 1888 Center for the Arts
Please join us for the Creative Writing Workshop: Writing From Experience, which will give participants tips on how to write novels loosely based on their own experience, and turn real life events into compelling fictional narratives.
Helene is an Orange County novelist and the author of Diary of a 99%-er, and its sequel Back in OC: Almost Homeless.
NOTE: This workshop costs $30, and tickets can be purchased at website.
Where: 1888 Center for the Arts
Date: Monday the 10th
Time: 6 pm – 7 pm
Address: 115 N. Orange St., Orange, CA 92866
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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
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