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City Guide

by Carolyn Kellogg

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From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Nathanael West, Joan Didion to Raymond Chandler, many writers have been inspired by Los Angeles. In this installment of City Guides, Carolyn Kellogg, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and Jacket Copy blogger, visits her favorite haunts made famous by writers of both past and present.

Upcoming Events

Poetry
Reading/Performance
Last Bookstore
January 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk
Skylight Books
January 18, 2017 - 7:30pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk/Performance
Hammer Museum
January 19, 2017 (All day)
Poetry/Fiction
Talk
Central Library
January 19, 2017 - 7:15pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk
Hammer Museum
January 19, 2017 - 7:30pm

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Conferences and Residencies

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Los Angeles, California
Conference
Los Angeles, California United States
Conference
Los Angeles, California United States

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From Grants and Awards

Commonwealth Club of California

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From the Directory of Writers

Spoken Word Artist, Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer
Los Angeles, CA
Poet
Santa Monica, CA

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From the Magazine

by Staff

January/February 2017

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Los Angeles–based Phoneme Media, which publishes poetry in translation, with a focus on books from lesser-known countries and those written in uncommon languages like Isthmus Zapotec and Uyghur.

by Michael Taeckens

July/August 2016

Los Angeles Times book editor Carolyn Kellogg talks MFAs, publishing optimism, and how she’s revolutionizing her new position in the shifting landscape of book reviews.

by Kevin Nance

November/December 2013

Kate Gale, the cofounder and managing editor of the Pasadena, California–based Red Hen Press, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary next year, discusses the press's history, growth, and the keys to its success.

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Literary Places

826LA is a non-profit organization that supports students ages six to eighteen in their expository writing skills, and helps teachers inspire their students to write. The center provides after-...

Located in Santa Monica, California, the Writers Junction, offers quiet writing rooms for rent. Facilities include rooms with private desks, library-like open tables, a lounge area, a conference...

In 2010, Adam Bernales and Denice Diaz opened Seite Books within a shared space with Diaz's mother selling dresses. The store now contains about 20,000 volumes of new and used books, mainly...

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