WeHo Reads 2015

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WeHo Reads 2015

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The City of West Hollywood celebrates the literary community with the author series WeHo Reads, featuring new and noteworthy authors at the West Hollywood Library. This year-round author series culminates in a full day of literary events scheduled for September 26, 2015.

 


WeHo Reads: LeVar Burton, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm

 

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 2:00 pm

West Hollywood City Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

FREE

LeVar Burton is well-known for being host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow, a TV series that encouraged reading among children and ran for 23 seasons.  In late 2014, LeVar Burton published his first children’s book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. On April 25, Burton will read from the book while the words are projected on the screen behind him so children can read along as well. This WeHo Reads event would take place immediately following the West Hollywood Kids’ Fair.


LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas
A panel moderated by cartographer David Deis and featuring  Michael Jamie Becerra, Luis Rodriguez (LA Poet Laureate), Rosten Woo and others TBA

August 6, 2015
7:00pm
West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
FREE!

From the smoky, spicy kitchens of a family taquero business in El Monte to the cowboy-and spacemen-themed landscapes of the San Fernando Valley to LGBT churches and synagogues in Los Angeles, LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas is a thrilling new book from Heyday Press that presents a literary and cartographic exploration of Los Angeles that reorients our understanding of the city in highly imaginative ways.  Illuminated by boldly conceived and artfully rendered maps and infographics, nineteen essays by LA’s most exciting writers reveal complex histories and perspectives of Los Angeles.  Sponsored by WeHo Reads and the West Hollywood Library.   For more information contact Corey Roskin at croskin@weho.org or (323) 848-6403.


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 26, 12pm-6pm

WeHo Reads: Banned Books

FREE

WeHo Reads sponsors a full day of literary events in the City Council Chambers and Autocourt of the West Hollywood Library on September 26, 2015. This year's program will include panel discussions and programs related to 'banned books' in celebration of Banned Books Week. There wll be additional literary and art activities for children. Stay tuned for details and sign up for updates by joining our mailing list.

 

To see photos of the 2014 WeHo Reads event please click here.

For any questions related to WeHo Reads including inquiries on how you might get involved, please contact Andrew Campbell at acampbell@weho.org or Mike Che at mche@weho.org 

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Past 2015 events:

 

LAMBDA Literary and WeHo Reads: A Single Man, with special facilitator Chris Freeman

Tuesday, March 31, 7pm

West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room

625. N. San Vicente Blvd.

FREE

For this special meeting of the Lambda Literary Book Club, co-presented with WeHo Reads, there will be a guest facilitator Chris Freeman, who is co-editor (with James Berg) of the new book The American Isherwood, a collection of essays celebrating Isherwood’s published works, diaries, and personal archives. This month’s selection is A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood. Admission is free and validated parking will be provided. The book club is a program of the Lambda Literary Foundation, co-sponsored by the West Hollywood Library; the books selected are a heady mix of LGBT classics, unheralded gems, and buzz-worthy new releases. WeHo Reads is an occasional series of author talks with a full day of literary events scheduled for September 26, 2015.

For more information, please call (310) 652-5340, or visit www.lambdaliterary.org/book-clubs/lambda-lit-book-club


 

WeHo Reads: Just Kids from the Bronx, Arlene and Alan Alda in Conversation

Tuesday, April 14, 7 pm

West Hollywood City Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

FREE

Arlene Alda is a photographer and author of 15 children's books. Her current book, Just Kids from the Bronx (March 2015) is an Oral History of 64 interviews with prominent Bronxites, including Al Pacino, Regis Philbin, Colin Powell, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mary Higgins Clark, Avery Corman, Chazz Palminteri Tats Cru Graffiti Artists, Grandmaster Melle Mal, and the others ranging from age 23 to age 93. On April 14, 2015, she will be joined by her husband Alan Alda in conversation about the new book. To RSVP email info@booksoup.com or call Book Soup at (310) 659-3110.