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WeHo Reads: Inspirations and Intersections

We explore authors’ creative inspirations and intersections during Black History Month. How do breakthrough writers pave the way for a more inclusive publishing landscape? How do contemporary writers want their work to be received? Where do literary legacies and ambitions intersect? The series opener for WeHo Reads 2024 will feature authors celebrating their inspirations and examining how their work intersects with literary luminaries during Black History Month. Participating writers will include Rachel Howzell Hall, the bestselling author of multiple crime novels, including What Never Happened (Thomas and Mercer, 2023); Lisa Teasley, author of Fluid: Stories (Cune Press, 2023) and librettist of The Passion of Nell, commissioned by the Long Beach Opera; Jervey Tervalon, an award-winning poet, screenwriter, lecturer, and dramatist, who is the author of Monster’s Chef (Amistad/HarperCollins, 2014) and All the Trouble You Need (Atria Books/Washington Square Books, 2002); and Tamika Thompson, a writer, producer, and journalist, who is the author of the speculative fiction collection Unshod, Cackling, and Naked (Unnerving, 2023). The event is free and you can watch via YouTube Live on the WeHo Arts channel. Learn more at WeHo Reads is a literary series presented by the City of West Hollywood. More information and events Read More ...

An Evening with Chris Anderson

The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater--New Roads School Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica

From bestselling author, media pioneer, and curator of TED, comes an inspiring guide to amplifying kindness and igniting a movement on bothJoin us for an in-person and virtual* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 8pm*Virtual event airs on February 12 at 6pm PT/9pm ETAn Evening with Chris AndersonInfectious Generosity:The Ultimate Idea Worth SpreadingTICKETS:$47 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Chris Anderson's book$20 General Admisison ticketAdditional books available for purchase at eventFace masks recommendedThe virtual version of this event airs on Febryary 12, at 6pm PT/9PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.F ree parking at the venueFrom bestselling author, media pioneer, and curator of TED, comes an inspiring guide to amplifying kindness and igniting a movement on both an individual and global scale.Chris Anderson has led TED since 2001, overseeing its transformation from an annual conference to a nonprofit with global reach, sharing TED Talks, podcasts, and TED-Ed videos freely to all.Today’s culture seems to be trending ever meaner and more divisive: INFECTIOUS GENEROSITY offers an antidote. Chris Anderson argues that by rethinking generosity in this connected era, we can Read More ...

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