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Book Launch: Bonds & Boundaries by Dale Corvino in conversation with Cesar Padilla (I Could Not Believe It)

Stories Books and Cafe 1716 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, United States

Launch event for Bonds & Boundaries, the debut short story collection by Dale Corvino, from Rebel Satori Press. Dale will be in conversation with Cesar Padilla, co-editor of I Could Not Believe It: The 1979 Teenage Diaries of Sean DeLear from Semoitext(e). They will discuss the queer Gen X tropes raised by each work, followed by readings of select excerpts and a Q&A. Both titles will be available for sale.


L.A. Book Launch: Incantation by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

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

Celebrate the L.A. book launch of Incantation: Love Poems for Battle Sites by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo.Celebrate Incantation: Love Poems for Battle Sites by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, and featuring readings by Josh Evans, féi hernandez, Jenise Miller, and Jasmine Williams. Art by Rafael Cardenas.Incantation: Love Poems for Battle Sites is a Chicana's witness to the American ethos in a time marked by controversy, division, and transformation. Bermejo delves into the heart of the matter, contemplating the significance of U.S. monuments as both symbols of history and battlegrounds for ideological strife, and imparts a compassionate ear to the marginalized, memorializing the lives of Black and brown individuals whose lives were cut short by state-sanctioned violence.About the authorsXochitl-Julisa Bermejo is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications) and Incantation: Love Poems for Battle Sites (Mouthfeel Press). A former Steinbeck Fellow and Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner, she’s received residencies from Hedgebrook, Ragdale, Yefe Nof, and National Parks Arts Foundation in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park and Poetry Foundation. Her poem “Battlegrounds” was featured at Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, On Being’s Poetry Unbound, and Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World (W.W. Read More ...

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