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DCA will invite readers to join the Big Read online community to discuss Dinaw Mengestu’s book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. Hosted through DCA’s Big Read Program in Los Angeles website, participants will receive a free copy of the book and notices of program events. Through this online portal, readers will exchange postings (to be monitored by DCA), and discuss NEA-provided study guide questions, while also reading and sharing articles related to topics touched upon in the book, such…
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) invites you to participate in this food appreciation project that chronicles our City’s history, by using the Story Map Tour app. The book’s themes of memory, home, cultural identity, and displacement are the inspiration for this food mapping project. Help us map what and where Angelenos eat. Nominate your favorite eateries, whether it’s a market that has stood for generations, a hundred-year-old bakery, or a particular street where people emigrated from other lands gather…
National Gay Pride Month is a citywide celebration of Gay Pride in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Southern California’s LGBT contributions in the areas of education, politics, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include educational programs, gallery exhibitions, theater, and dance performances. Various sites throughout Los Angeles Check online for detail on events, dates and times.
Join inaugural West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Steven Reigns and the West Hollywood Library in discussing “Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls,” a lesbian memoir by T. Kira Madden.
Guy Kawasaki has been a fixture in the tech world since he served as chief evangelist of Apple as part of the original Macintosh team in the 1980s, and as special advisor to the CEO of the Motorola business unit of Google. Presently Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva (an online design service) and executive fellow of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. “Wise Guy” is Kawasaki’s most personal book and chronicles his surprising journey from an…
Join us as we celebrate LGBTQIA+ Heritage Month and hold a tasting of fiction books. Come share your favorite books. For ages 12 to 19.
For decades, hopeful LGBT actors, writers, and stage directors came West to make it big. Openly gay author Felice Picano did too and was befriended by many. He presents their anecdotes, vintage photos, and excerpts from his own Hollywood novel to show how some found success against the odds and why they became icons of the film world.
Join the launch of Crush: First Love, New Talent, an LGBTQ comic anthology about first (queer) love from Prism Comics presented as part of WeHo Reads. There will be readings from the book and a book-signing. Free, RSVP requested at weho.org/pride
QueerWise is a writing collective and spoken word performance group led by Michael Kearns, Hollywood’s first openly HIV-positive actor. Free, RSVP requested at weho.org/pride