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An Evening with Walter Mosley

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at Vista Del Mar 3200 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles

Walter Mosley discussing the writing life and his novel, "Farewell, Amethystine."Join us for an in-person Live Talks Los Angeles event, Thursday, May 15, 2024, 8pm*Virtual event airs on June 25 (details below)An Evening with Walter Mosleydiscussing the writing life and his new novel, "Farewell, Amethystine."$20 General Admission ticket$48 General Admission ticket + book with signed bookVirtual event airs on June 25 at 6pm PT/9pm ET and is available to view for five days from when it airs.Tickets to the virtual event include a signed book and can be purchased in this link.Free parking at the venueASL interpreter arrangements made upon request (48 hrs advance notice)From “master of the genre” (Washington Post) Walter Mosley, Detective Easy Rawlins’ latest client sends him down a warren of memory and nostalgia—blinding him to reason and risk.Walter Mosley is one of America’s most celebrated modern-day crime fiction writers. In 2020, he received the 2020 National Book Award’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. His work has been translated into 25 languages. As an executive producer, he adapted his novel The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey for AppleTV+ and serves as a Read More ...

L.A. Book Launch: Blue on a Blue Palette by Lynne Thompson

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles

2021-22 Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Lynne Thompson, in conversation with Pam Ward.Lynne Thompson’s Blue on a Blue Palette reflects on the condition of women—their joys despite their histories, and their insistence on survival as issues of race, culture, pandemic, and climate threaten their livelihoods. The documentation of these personal odysseys—which vary stylistically from abecedarians to free verse to centos—replicate the many ways women travel through the stages of their lives, all negotiated on a palette encompassing various shades of blue. These poems demand your attention, your voice: “Say history. Claim. Say wild.” The author will be joined by Pam Ward for a reading and conversation in The Wanda Coleman Theater. Reception & book signings to follow after the readings.“Lynne Thompson’s Blue on a Blue Palette is at turns—and, often, all at once—old and new. That is, rooted strong in a long tradition and legitimately experimental. Thompson’s range in form and subject matter is equaled only by the deftness with which she handles each. In these pages we get a true blue blueswoman who knows when to whisper and when to wail, one who has lived some, and means to make song of what she’s seen.”— John Murillo, author of Read More ...

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