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January 2020

La Palabra January 2020

January 26 @ 2:00 pm
Free

Happy New Year! Our world needs to be soothed by versos more than ever. Please join us to hear the power and conviction of our features Sarah Thursday, Alana de Hinojosa, Billy Burgos and Cynthia Guardado (who would like you to know she’s only reading poems about El Salvador 🇸🇻). ¡Nos vemos allí!

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Elizabeth Povinelli: “The Inheritance”

January 27 @ 8:30 pm
Purchase Required

Karrabing Film Collective member and Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Columbia University, Elizabeth Povinelli will show images, and read from and discuss her new book, "The Inheritance." The graphic memoir centers on a young girl growing up in Louisiana during the ’60s and ’70s in the midst of racial desegregation, under the shadow of her family’s fraught relationship to their ancestral Alpine village. The Inheritance juxtaposes hand-drawn, montaged historical images and personal reflection to recreate the frictions…

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CAP UCLA presents Piper Kerman in conversation with Rachel Kushner

January 30 @ 8:00 pm
Purchase Required

CAP UCLA presents Piper Kerman in conversation with Rachel Kushner on Jan. 30 at Royce Hall. Kerman’s experiences inspired the bestselling memoir and Netflix series, Orange Is the New Black. Kushner’s most recent work delivers a critique of the judicial system and the prison-industrial complex. Kerman and Kushner will discuss the challenges faced by incarcerated women and the need for prison reform in America. Use promo code PKRK50 for 50% off tickets. Location: Royce Hall, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Ct., Los…

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February 2020

Writers’ Program Progress Party Reading

February 1 @ 2:00 pm
Free

Join us for readings from works-in-progress by Writers' Program instructor Sehba Sarwar and students Damien Belliveau, Anaquad Cobe, and James Warren. Reading begins at 2 pm; reception begins at 3 pm Location: 1010 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Book launch for Silvina Ocampo’s “The Promise and Forgotten Journey” with Suzanne Jill Levine, Jessica Powell, and Katie Lateef-Jan

February 1 @ 3:00 pm
Free

Join the translators of Silvina Ocampo's "The Promise and Forgotten Journey"—Suzanne Jill Levine, Jessica Powell & Katie Lateef-Jan—in conversation with Magdalena Edwards at Artbook! Artbook is located at Hauser & Wirth, 917 East 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90013. For more information, contact Lacy Soto at lsoto@artbook.com or call the store at 213-988-7413.

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The Poetic Research Bureau presents James Sherry, Bruna Mori, and Ross Goodwin

February 1 @ 7:30 pm
Free

The Poetic Research Bureau presents James Sherry, Bruna Mori, Ross Goodwin, celebrating the release of Bruna Mori and Ross Goodwin's new books POETRY FOR CORPORATIONS and 1 THE ROAD. Location: Poetic Research Bureau, 951 Chung King Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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John Keene at REDCAT

February 1 @ 8:30 pm
Purchase Required

Award-winning novelist, poet, and short fiction writer John Keene exemplifies the genre fluidity at the leading edge of literature today. In his REDCAT presentation as the 2020 Katie Jacobson Writer-in-Residence, he will read from his current and forthcoming work. Keene is the author of the novel Annotations; the poetry collection "Seismosis"; translator of Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst’s notorious erotic novel, "Letters from a Seducer"; and author of the celebrated short fiction collection, Counternarratives. In fall 2018, he was awarded a…

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