Rapid-fire readings followed by live music from Frances Gumm
Readers: Alice Bolin, Stephen Burt, Melissa Chadburn, Jerry Gabriell,Eleanor Henderson, Micah Ling, Nate Marshall, Adrian Matejka, Emily Nemens, Elena Passarello, Jim Ruland, Ethan Rutherford, Amy Scharmann, Amy Silverberg
MC: Amy Silverberg
18+, no cover
April 2, 2016
Doors at 4 p.m., first reader at 4:30 p.m., band around 6 p.m., club curfew at 7:30 p.m.
Presented by the Echo and Stories Books.
Stories BooksandCafe will be onsite, selling books by the readers throughout the show.
Event Title: Remapping Displacement: Women Writers from L.A. Redefine"Home"
Scheduled Day: Saturday, 4/2/2016
Scheduled Time: 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Scheduled Room: Room 512, L.A. Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
S162. Remapping Displacement: Women Writers from LA Redefine "Home".
(Melissa Sipin, Nayomi Munaweera, Rae Paris, Melissa Chadburn, Micheline Marcom)
Writers of Armenian, Sri Lankan, African, and Philippine diasporas discuss how their Los Angeles upbringing has impacted their craft and narrative of home/displacement—home as a person and/or a place, a longing, a genesis, and a journey; displacement as genocide, war, sexual/child abuse, and inherited/generational trauma. How have the multicultural/diverse communities of their youth invaded their fictions? How do the traces of loss affect the reimaginations of Los Angeles in their work?
On March 31, 2016 Lulu will present its first annual awards, the Lulus, in recognition of writers and organizations who actively support racial, gender and class justice. Together, we dismantle the old house and build the new house. The Lulus are $1,000 cash awards to each of seven awardees, all of whom will be in attendance.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31 5:30 TO 7:30 PM (AWARDS PROGRAM AT 6:30)
THE PALM RESTAURANT LOS ANGELES – DOWNTOWN
Extravagant Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres
Lavish Silent Auction
$10 PER TICKET
ONLY 110 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD
Literary depictions on American poverty and class
WOMEN WHO PITCH: FREELANCING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Women Who Pitch Panel: Freelancing In the Digital Age, Sat. 3/19 11:15-12:30
How do you craft the perfect pitch? How do you get paid to write the stories you care about? How can you travel around the world to cover a story? Inspired by the Los Angeles-based group “Women Who Submit,” which encourages women writers to gather together and submit their work to magazines, and to celebrate the often intimidating process of sending work out into the world, this award-winning group of panelists will reveal their secrets to becoming successful freelance writers. The will discuss how to tackle a difficult story, how to master the craft of nonfiction storytelling, when a story is a right for longform pitch, which digital outlets pay for travel, expenses and which pay $1 a word vs. $50 for an entire story? Which ones offer the best editing experiences? They will also offer tips on networking with editors, tackling big, ambitious stories, and balancing home, family, and the writing life while trying to pay the bills and follow your passions.