Join Jack Jones Literary Arts in celebrating our speaker, 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award winner, Donika Kelly. Donika will be joined by Vanessa Angelica Villarreal for an evening of poetry from their respective collections BESTIARY and BEAST MERIDIAN. Cashbar. Cocktail attire.
Please join Natalie J Graham and Ashaki M. Jackson as we read and be read from Citizen by Claudia Rankine
Natalie is a native of Gainesville, Florida. Natalie Graham earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Florida and Ph.D. in American Studies at Michigan State University. Her poems have appeared in Callaloo Journal, New England Review , Valley Voices: A Literary Review, and Southern Humanities Review ; and her articles have appeared in The Journal of Popular Culture and Transition. She is a Cave Canem fellow and associate professor of African American Studies CSUFat California State University, Fullerton. Begin with a Failed Body, her first full-length collection of poems, won the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Natalie can be found at www.nataliejgraham.com/
Ashaki M. Jackson is an applied social psychologist, program evaluator and poet who works with youth through research, evaluation and creative writing mentoring. She is a Cave Canem and VONA alumna who serves on the VIDA: Women in Literary Arts board. She is also co-founder ofWomen Who Submit. Her work appears in CURA and Prairie Schooneramong other publications. Author of two chapter-length collections – Surveillance (Writ Large Press and Language Lesson (MIEL) – Jackson earned her creative writing MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles and a psychology doctorate from Claremont Graduate University. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit her at www.ashakijackson.com.
Major Jackson and Natalie Graham read from their recent collections followed by a moderated conversation with Kima Jones. VIP reception $20. General public $10. Students and seniors $10.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
Please join Jack Jones Literary Arts for its third anniversary event: a candid talk about the ways in which the #metoo movement is failing black women in publishing. We'll follow the talk with party selections from DJ Huneycut.
Jade Chang (The Wangs vs the World) joins Natalia Sylvester for a reading and discussion of her sophomore novel, Everyone Knows You Go Home.
Shauna Barbosa launches her debut poetry collection, CAPE VERDEAN BLUES, with the help of renowned astrologer Chani Nicholas. Music curated by Foreigner and Afrohaus. Doors at 7pm, poetry and conversation begin at 8pm. Free and open to the public.
Jack Jones Literary Arts speakers Camonghne Felix and Shauna Barbosa are features. Free admission.
ARTISTS Shirley Manson + The Girlschool Choir, Jay Som, Kristin Kontrol + Special Guests, Mereba, Moon Honey, FAARROW, Boyfriend, Amber Coffman, Lauren Ruth Ward, Low Leaf, Soccer Mommy, Akua, Pinky Pinky, A.W., Mary Lattimore, Nick + Navi, Drum & Lace, Desi Mo, Chelsea Jade, Polartropica LEADERS + VOICES | Keynote Conversation with Carrie Brownstein, Sunday School: A reading by Shauna Barbosa, Muriel Leung, Monica Sok, Rocio Carlos, and Morgan Parker, curated by Jack Jones Literary Arts, Talking Circle by STRONGER, Hashtags Into Action: How To Turn Social Media Activism Into Real Change led by Whitney Bell (Panel), Representation in the Music Industry (Panel), Songwriting Workshop by MUNA + more TBA DJs + MORE | DJs DJ Ms Jck, Zuri Adia, Rituals of Mine, Kim + The Created, Photo Booth by Nasty Gal + Gif Party, Art by Elise Mesner Photography + more TBA PARTNERS | Nasty Gal, Noisey, MS Events Production, Bedrock.LA, Bootleg Theater, Sid the Cat Presents.
Books and goodies will be for sale.
Join Jack Jones Literary Arts at Lit Crawl L.A. Poets Allison Conner, Shauna Barbosa (Cape Verdean Blues), Ashaki M. Jackson (Language Lesson), and Natalie J Graham (Begin With a Failed Body) will read varied selections from their work that focus on the segregation of southern California, the cruel beauty of the deep south, murdered black children, surveillance, domestic violence and what it means to be black, female, alive, determined, bruised. Come for the mourning, leave with the joy! Lilliam Rivera, author of the buzzed-about The Education of Margot Sanchez and a 2017 Los Angeles Times Face to Watch, to host. DJ Peter Woods to spin. #lalitcrawl
Tonight's discussion is part of a trio of August panels titled Values Statement (other panels 8/15 "Community" and 8/29 "Politics") here at the Beach House.
8/1: A discussion on the economy of art from various perspectives. Panelists include an arts educator, a public relations professional focusing on the arts, an editor at state funded school, and individual artists as well as artists who are part of a collective. Bring your perspective and join in the conversation!
Writ Large Press convenes local authors, thinkers and organizers to investigate the value of art in society and motivate action around art and current issues. These conversations form a hinge point during the Press’#90x90LA series, a summerlong undertaking with events in Downtown LA, South Central, and the Westside taking place July through September. All who are interested in literature, arts and culture, and community-building are invited to attend.
Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. Arrive by 15 min before start time to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your keeping in touch!
Getting Here: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. Enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light.
Parking: The parking rate is Apr - Oct: $12/day or $3/hour; Nov - Mar: $8/day or $3/hour, payable at the park and pay machines in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Credit cards or exact change only. Handicapped placards and Senior Beach Permits are accepted. For other parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details.
The festival takes place at Harvard Westlake Upper School 3700 Coldwater Canyon Ave Studio City, CA 91604. The event is free and open to all Los Angeles-area students; complimentary transportation is available for public and charter school groups. To RSVP, arrange for transportation, or get more detailed directions to the festival, please email email@example.com.
Full website at: http://widerthanthesky.org/evening/