WeHo Reads: Expansive Vistas and Hidden Corners


WeHo Reads: Expansive Vistas and Hidden Corners

Time: September 20 @ 6:00 pm – September 20 @ 7:30 pm


We examine our surroundings and find joy in searching the city with Lynell George and Marisela Norte. Do we take note of our surroundings as they shape-shift around us? How do we remember places that vanish? How do we preserve memories as fragile as morning fog? Artists and writers explore concepts of places, how they’re made, and how we understand, remember, and memorialize them. Lynell George is a journalist and essayist based in Los Angeles, who tells the city’s story one sentence at a time. She will be in discussion with Marisela Norte, an American writer, poet, and artist living in Los Angeles and known for poetry that explores the unseen city. Together, they will explore hidden corners of Los Angeles and the poetry of the city in images and text. BookSwell will organize a photography contest based on prompts provided by the authors. WeHo Reads is a literary series presented by the City of West Hollywood. More information and events at www.weho.org/wehoreads. BookSwell, a literary events and media company dedicated to lifting up writers from historically excluded communities, is producing the WeHo Reads 2022 season. Additional support is provided by UCLA Extension Writers’ Program as well as media partnerships Read More ...


Meet the Writers

Lynell George

Lynell George is an award-winning Los Angeles-based journalist, essayist and author. A former staff writer for both Los Angeles Times and L.A. Weekly, her work explores social issues and human behavior as well as urban histories, visual art, music and literature. She is the author of three books of nonfiction: No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels (Verso), After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame (Angel City Press) and her most recent—A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler (Angel City Press)—is a 2021 Hugo Award finalist.

Find out more at: www.lynellgeorge.com

Photo credit: Aaron Salcido

Marisela Norte

Considered one of the most important voices to come out of East Los Angeles, Marisela Norte is the author of Peeping Tom Tom Girl, a collection of poetry. Norte’s work was recently featured in the MTA’s Out Your Window project and named one of the best transit poems in the world by The Atlantic Monthly.​

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