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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
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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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