WeHo Reads: Writing Paths Toward Justice

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. PT

We search for truth in tales of crime and the pursuit of justice with Walter Mosley, Joe Ide, Jordan Harper, Kellye Garrett, and Steph Cha.

What can we learn about human nature from imagining the paths taken by criminals and outcasts? By following people who seek justice, do we learn of better ways to heal wounds and seal rifts? Join us for a discussion with authors who examine what happens when the social contract fractures. 

Walter Mosley is one of America’s most celebrated writers with over 50 published books. His recently published novel, Every Man a King (Hachette, 2023), is the second installment in his Joe “King” Oliver series. Steph Cha is the author of Your House Will Pay (Ecco, 2019), winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the California Book Award, and the Juniper Song crime trilogy. Kellye Garrett is an Anthony, Agatha, and Lefty award-winning author whose most recent suspense novel, Like a Sister (Mulholland Books, 2022), is about the death of a disgraced reality TV star.  Joe Ide is the author of the award-winning IQ series, including the most recent installment, Smoke (Mulholland Books, 2021). Jordan Harper has been a music journalist, film critic, and TV writer. His most recent novel, Everybody Knows, is a crime thriller about a publicist who works for the corrupt and depraved elite in Southern California (Mulholland Books, 2023).

The event is free and you can watch via YouTube Live on the WeHo Arts channel. Learn more at www.weho.org/wehoreads/

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 2023 season. Additional support is provided by UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and Poets & Writers as well as media partnerships with Bookshop.org, Book Soup, and Los Angeles Review of Books.