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February 2020

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Hall, Board of Public Works Chambers, 200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

2020 AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH – EVENING WITH AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHORS

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Our Authors Study Club cordially invite you to an Evening with African American Authors, a discussion with local authors including: Tsehai Essiebea Farrell, author of Woven into the Fabric; Rachel Howzell Hall, author of the Detective Elouise Norton series; Jozanne Marie, author of Beautiful: Unashamed and Unafraid; Larry Pye, author of The Twinkle Box; Pamela Samuels Young, author of Failure to Protect; Dr. Jeffrey Stewart, author of The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke; and…

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

2020 AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH POETRY READING – ROBIN COSTE LEWIS ON BETYE SAAR

Poet laureate of Los Angeles Robin Coste Lewis reads a selection of poems inspired by the exhibition Call and Response. She will read from her own works as well as writings by the artist Betye Saar.   Free, RSVP online

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Poetry Reading—Robin Coste Lewis on Betye Saar: Call and Response

Poet laureate of Los Angeles Robin Coste Lewis reads a selection of poems inspired by the exhibition Betye Saar: Call and Response. She will read from her own works as well as writings by the artist Betye Saar. Free, tickets required, RSVP online

February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Varies

Marlon James

Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for A Brief History of Seven Killings, making him the first Jamaican author to take home the U.K.’s most prestigious literary award. In the book, James combines masterful storytelling with brilliant skill at characterization and an eye for detail to forge a bold novel of dazzling ambition and scope.

March 2020

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Los Feliz Branch Library, 1874 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Book Club: “Born A Crime” by Trevor Noah

Group discussion of Trevor Noah’s 2016 memoir “Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” which tells the story of his upbringing in apartheid South Africa.

March 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
$10

Dr. Angela Davis Power to the Imagination: The Role of Art and Creativity in Social Change

Acclaimed scholar and activist Dr. Angela Davis offers a cultural perspective on the role art has played in social justice movements and its potential to effect change today.

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
John C. Fremont Branch Library, 6121 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States

Organization of Black Screenwriters: Our Voices

The Organization of Black Screenwriters was established in 1986 to address the lack of black representation in the entertainment industry. OBS assists writers in creating screenplays and scripts for film and television helping writers to present their work to the industry. Learn more about OBS and enjoy a performance of scenes written by several promising screenwriters.

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson Street
Carson, CA United States
Free

Black Writers on Tour

The tour gives exposure to authors and motives inspiring new writers among children and adults. The event includes workshops for children and adults, poetry jam competitions, a children’s writing contest, and exhibit booths.

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson Street
Carson, CA United States
Free

Black Writers on Tour

The tour gives exposure to authors and motives inspiring new writers among children and adults. The event includes workshops for children and adults, poetry jam competitions, a children’s writing contest, and exhibit booths.

March 29 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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North Hollywood Branch – Los Angeles Public Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91601 United States
Free

THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS: 10 PLAYS FROM 10 DECADES

Multi-award winning Interact Theatre Company will be returning to its roots, the San Fernando Valley, where it was founded as a membership company thirty years ago, for a play reading series, “THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS: 10 PLAYS FROM 10 DECADES.” Celebrating the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the series is produced by Barry Heins, and hosted by the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, located at 5211 Tujunga Avenue. The readings will take place on the last Sunday…

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