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CLOSED TO RESERVATIONS | Reading: “Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018” by David Kipen

December 11 @ 7:30 pm

Free

Note: this event is closed to reservations.

What might Marilyn Monroe, Cesar Chavez, Susan Sontag, Albert Einstein have to say about Los Angeles? Their diary entries, along with those of other actors, musicians, activists, cartographers, students, geologists, cooks, merchants, journalists, politicians, composers, and many more—provide a kaleidoscopic view of Los Angeles over the past four centuries, from the Spanish missionary expeditions of the 16th century to the present day. Book editor, critic and Los Angeles native David Kipen has scoured the archives of libraries, historical societies, and private estates to assemble a remarkably eclectic story of life in his beloved Los Angeles. Join us for a special staged reading of these first person accounts—representing a range of experiences and voices as diverse as Los Angeles itself.
Genre: Nonfiction

Details

Date:
December 11
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
https://lfla.org/event/dear-los-angeles-city-diaries-letters-1542-2018/

Venue

Mark Taper Auditorium | LA Central Library
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone:
(213) 228-7000
Website:
http://www.lapl.org/branches/central-library