NEA Big Read

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs


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201 North Figueroa Street , Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tel: 213/202-5567
Fax: 213/202-5515
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Fall into Literacy Festival presented by United Way of Greater LA

"Fall into Literacy" is an annual community book festival, organized by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles that promotes reading. Event includes community booths representing local schools, civic services, social services, recreation programs, the arts and more. Festival activities include a stage with live entertainment, face painting, informational presentations, food vendors, book signings, book vendors, and targeted activities for early learning, teens, and the community in general. Festival focus in the geographic Harbor area. The Big Read materials distributed at the festival include information for participation in the 2017 NEA Big Read Program and coloring posters for children. The festival takes place on the grounds of the historic Banning Residence Museum and will include tours of the museum, led by educators and docents.

Event Location: Banning Residence Museum, 401 E. M Street, Wilmington, CA 90744

Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

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Sony Pictures Media Arts Program

Students from all over Los Angeles participate in this media arts program. Students will read the poetry of Emily Dickinson and create original short films, which will be screened at the culminating event. This 30-week, tuition-free media arts program, held after-school twice a week, is for middle school students aged 10 to 14. Students learn drawing and painting techniques and how to draw from a model, animate, put together an art portfolio, and create artwork on computers. The program culminates in a public exhibition and screening of the artwork produced by the students. This program is part of the Sony Pictures Media Arts Program, a partnership between the CalArts Community Arts Partnership, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Program sites: Banning’s Landing Community Cultural Center 100 E. Water Street Wilmington, CA 91303 Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock 2225 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041 Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center 10620 Graham Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90002 Pacoima City Hall 13520 Van Nuys Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 91331 William Reagh Los Angeles Photography Center 2332 W. Fourth Street Los Angeles, CA 90057 For more information, please call 661.222.2708.

Event Location: various locations, , Los Angeles, CA 90012

Date: Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Oct 31, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Nov 7, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Nov 14, 2016
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Date: Mon, Nov 21, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Dec 5, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Dec 12, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Dec 19, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Dec 26, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Jan 2, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Jan 9, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Jan 16, 2017
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Date: Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Jan 30, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Feb 6, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Feb 27, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Mar 6, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Apr 3, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Apr 10, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, May 1, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, May 8, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, May 15, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, May 22, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, May 29, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Jun 5, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Mon, Jun 12, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

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A Celebration of Poets: LA Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate

Join us on November 1, 2016 for a celebration of poetry with Get Lit - Words Ignite, featuring poetry written by teens. This event will also recognize Los Angeles Poet Laureate, Luis Rodriguez, as his two-year appointment comes to a close. Rhiannon, Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles will cap the program. The NEA Big Read Program information will be distributed. Guests will be invited to participate in the Big Read's reading groups of Emily Dickinson's poems.

Event Location: Central Library - Mark Taper Auditorium , 630 W. 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Date: Tue, Nov 1, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm

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The Belle of Amherst: Performance and Tea Party

Actress Melanie Jones mesmerizes as Emily Dickinson in this one woman play, sharing her journey as a unique and daring artist in 1800's New England. Play is written by William Luce. Attendees will receive a copy of this year's NEA Big Read book, "The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson." Performance is followed by a tea party with Ms. Jones. For ticket information, please call (310) 833-4813. This program is presented by the Grand Vision Foundation. The Grand Annex, a 150-seat cabaret concert venue down the street from the historic Warner Grand, a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Event Location: Grand Annex - Grand Vision Foundation, 434 W. 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

Date: Sun, Feb 26, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

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The Belle of Amherst - Performance for High School Audiences and Book Discussion

A one-woman performance, starring actress Melanie Jones, about American poet, Emily Dickinson, by William Luce. This performance is presented for public school students at local high schools. Free and Open to high school students. Call Grand Annex to register your school in advance. Open to schools participating in the NEA Big Read Program and "The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson. For details, visit Grandannex.org call for details 310.833.4813

Event Location: Grand Vision Annex , 434 W 6th Street , San Pedro , CA 90731

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

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FROM HER: Women Making A Difference

The NEA Big Read Program in LA has partnered with El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument to celebrate the work of a seminal voice, Emily Dickinson, whose work and spirit are on par with those featured in the exhibition. FROM HER is an exhibition in honor of National Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is “Latinas in Our Communities: Women Making a Difference.” Artists were invited to submit original pieces in various media that celebrate and commemorate Latina women who have gone above and beyond as leaders and change makers, in history and present day. Latina women have made major contributions and remarkable strides as leaders in the fields of education, the arts and music, business, community advocacy, social justice, environmentalism, politics, and many more. There are countless Latinas who exemplify leadership in their families and communities. Join us on Thursday, March 30th for a closing reception, featuring a special performance and poetry recital. Refreshments will be served. The Biscailuz building is named after Eugene Biscailuz, a former Los Angeles County Sheriff, who helped Christine Sterling in her struggle to save this historic section of Los Angeles. In 1979, Leo Politi painted a mural on the south and east facades that depicts the annual Blessing of the Animals. El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is near the site of the early Los Angeles pueblo or town where forty-four settlers of Native American, African and European heritage journeyed more than one-thousand miles across the desert from present-day northern Mexico and established a farming community in September 1781. Today, as a department of the City of Los Angeles, El Pueblo Historical Monument is a living museum that continues to fulfill its unique role as the historic and symbolic heart of the city. For more information, contact elpueblo.exhibits@gmail.com.

Event Location: Biscailuz Gallery, 125 Paseo de La Plaza , El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Date: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 – Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 – Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 – Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

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Grand Park's Downtown Bookfest

5th Annual Bookfest celebrates Poetry! In collaboration with the City of Los Angeles’ NEA Big Read, honoring the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest turns Dickinson’s poetry inside out with performances by Cut Chemist + Hymnal, Dan Prathers and Mayda Del Valle. Free hands-on activities include creating your own pieces of poetic genius with PUBLISH! by Writ Large Press, constructing handmade books using dried plant specimens, a photo booth with Victorian-era props and prose, free writing advice, 826LA’s never-ending story, and pop-up bookshops for literary lovers big and small. FAMILY STAGE PERFORMANCES: Celebrating emerging and established L.A. artists and voices: Hosted by Mayda Del Valle 12:15pm – 12:35pm Get Lit Players 12:45 – 1:45pm Poetry by Dan Prathers 2:00pm – 2:20pm Bernard High School Emily Dickinson Response Poems 2:20pm – 2:40pm Write Your Own L.A. Poem Workshop 3:00pm – 4:00pm Cut Chemist + Hymnal: Words + Beats 4:05pm – 5:00pm Readings of Red Hen Press Poets Brendan Constantine, Kim Dower, Blas Falconer, Siel Ju, and Ron Koerte. ACTIVITIES BY L.A.’s BEST READERS and WRITERS: The Writer Is In: Grand Park’s Teaching-Writer-in-Residence and LUNCHTIME! Writer’s Meetup facilitator Traci Kato Kiriyama offers free writing consultation to dislodge any blocks, offer advice, or give words of encouragement. Emily’s BIG READ: The City of L.A. Department of Cultural Affairs leads Big Read activities exploring the life and times of Emily Dickinson, including a book-making workshop inspired by Dickinson’s collection of 400 plant specimens, creating personal treasures with magnetic poetry in a tin box, and a poetry photo booth with Victorian-era props and prose. Write Where You Are: Create your own L.A. poem in an activity taught by three generations of L.A. poets, including Mike “The Poet” Sonksen and traci kato-kiriyama. Let it NEVER-EVER End: Stop by 826LA and the Time Travel Mart to pick up goods or leave your mark in their never-ending story. PUBLISH! and Deconstruct Emily: Dickinson’s poems get refashioned, reordered, and reinvented via vintage typewriters in a activity led by Writ Large Press Discover the Work: Take home new finds at the Red Hen Press , Skylight Books, and Get Lit Publications pop-up bookshops. Get Crafty: Paper art-making with Ryman Arts. Finally Get That Library Card! Sign up and learn about the County of Los Angeles Public Library and Los Angeles Public Library Information subject to change For more information about Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest, please visit grandparkla.org/bookfest.

Event Location: Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Date: Sat, Mar 11, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

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NEA Big Read and Emily Dickinson activities at Los Angeles Library Branches

The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities. POETRY AND TEA WITH EMILY | March 16, 2017, 4:30 pm Ascot 120 W. Florence Los Angeles, 90003 READING GROUP | April 29, 2017 Chatsworth 21052 Devonshire Chatsworth, 91311 BIG READ OPEN MIC | April 25, 2017, 6:00 pm Exposition Park 3900 S. Western Ave Los Angeles, 90062 AZURE LORICA EMILY DICKINSON PROGRAM | April 22, 2017, 1:30 pm Granada Hills 10640 Petit Ave Granada Hills, 91344 PLANT A GARDEN: INSPIRED BY EMILY DICKINSON’S POETRY | April 5, 2017, 1:00 pm and April 12, 2017, 1:00 pm MOVIES WILL BE SHOWN RELATING TO DICKINSON AND POETRY TO FOLLOW Hollywood 1623 N. Ivar Ave Los Angeles, 90028 BOOK CLUB, CUMINATION TEA PARTY, VARIOUS PASSIVE DAILY PROGRAMS | May 1, 5 and 22, 2017, 4:00 pm Lake View Terrace 12002 Osborne Street Lake View Terrace, 91342 YA PROGRAM | March 14, 2017, 4:00 pm Los Feliz 1874 Hillhurst Ave Los Angeles, 90027 BOOK CLUB MEETING AND EMILY DICKINSON CELEBRATION | April 7, 2017, 1:00 pm and April 22, 2017, 11:00 am Memorial 4625 W. Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, 90019 POETRY MOMENT IN THE LIBRARY | Everyday in April, 3:00 pm LIBRARIAN WILL READ AN EMILY DICKINSON POEM A DAY North Hollywood 5211 Tujunga Ave North Hollywood, 91601 ADULT BOOK CLUB | 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1:00 pm Northridge 9051 Darby Ave Northridge, 91325 YA ARTS AND CRAFTS: SIMPLE BOOK | April 10, 2017, 4:00 pm Panorama City 14345 Roscoe Blvd Panorama City, 91402 ALL AGE EMILY DICKINSON POETRY READING | March 11, 2017, 6:30 pm Studio City 12511 Moorpark Street Studio City, 91604 YA PROGRAM | April 20, 2017, 4:00 pm -5:30 pm Sunland-Tujunga 7771 Foothill Blvd Tujunga, 91042 POETRY IN YOU: CELEBRATING THE POETRY OF DICKINSON | April 13, 2017, 3:30 pm Sylmar 14561 Polk Street Sylmar, 91342 READING AND DISCUSSION DICKINSON’S POETRY | April 18, 2017, 1:00 pm Valley Plaza 12311 Vanowen Street North Hollywood, 91605 ADULT / YA POETRY / TEA PARTY | March 13,2017, 11:00 am West Valley 19036 Vanowen Street Reseda, 91335 LINDA CIVITELLO – FOOD HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR | April 1,2017, 2:30 pm Westwood 1246 Glendon Ave Los Angeles, 90024-4914

Event Location: various locations , , Los Angeles, CA

Date: Sat, Mar 11, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Date: Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 14, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Date: Sat, Apr 1, 2017
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Apr 1, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Date: Wed, Apr 5, 2017
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Date: Fri, Apr 7, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Date: Mon, Apr 10, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Date: Thu, Apr 13, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Date: Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Date: Sat, Apr 22, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Sat, Apr 22, 2017
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Date: Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Date: Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Date: Mon, May 1, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Fri, May 5, 2017
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Date: Mon, May 22, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Film Screening "The Belle of Amherst" 1976 starring Julie Harris and Book Discussion

The 14th annual LA Harbor International Film Festival hosts a special screening of the 1976 television special, "The Belle of Amherst," starring Julie Harris. A limited quantity of free books available, visit lahaborfilmfest.com. Film screening will be followed by a book to film discussion. Free and open to the public. The NEA Big Read film screening is free; all other screenings at the Festival require an admission ticket, www.brownpapertickets.com - telephone (800) 838-3006; or Warner Grant Theatre (WGT) box office one hour prior to screening cash sales only The LAHIFF takes place March 16-19, 2017, at the vintage art deco Warner Grand Theatre, one of the original Warner Brothers “triplets” in Los Angeles. It was dedicated in 1931 by Jack Warner who told the audience, “You will enter the castle of your dreams.” The Warner Grand Theatre is a Los Angeles landmark, included in the National Register of Historic Places, and a stellar example of art-deco/moderne style. The theater is owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by the Department of Cultural Affairs. Public parking lots and metered street parking are available from 5th to 9th Streets, between Pacific and Mesa. Arrive early and explore San Pedro’s many dining venues within walking distance of the WGT. For more information and program schedule, please visit: laharborfilmfest.com.

Event Location: Warner Grand Theater , 478 W 6th St., San Pedro, CA 90731

Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

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Big Read Proclamation and Civic Ceremony

Join the Los Angeles City Council at an official Proclamation Ceremony in recognition of Literature and Poetry through DCA’s 2017 Big Read Program in LA. This civic event highlights the power and place of the written word and its ability to kindle conversation and ignite imagination. Join students, schools, and cultural partners as the Los Angeles City Council and other elected officials recognize The Big Read Program in LA. The event will be capped off with performances by poets and spoken word artists. As a special treat, guests will enjoy tasting Emily Dickinson's Coconut Cake and Black Cake, respectively, made using her recipes, by Linda Civitello, culinary historian and author. For more information, please visit BigReadLA.org or call 213.202.5567.

Event Location: City Hall Los Angeles , 200 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Date: Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

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Big Read in LA Program Keynote

The City of Los Angeles' newly appointed Poet Laureate will give a keynote presentation about the work of Emily Dickinson and poetry. Event will feature a reading of select Dickinson's poems. The LA Poet Laureate is appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and serve as two-year term. This presentation celebrates the 9th program year of The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in association with Arts Midwest. For more information, please visit BigReadLA.org or call 213.202.5567.

Event Location: Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Date: Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

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Postermaking: Poetry and Prints

The workshop will explore Emily Dickinson's affinity for flowers and gardens and how she used that them throughout her writings. Participants will then create mono-silkscreened posters based on her works and new poems created by each participant. Workshop includes book discussion and hands-on artmaking. Self Help Graphics (SHG) is the leading non-profit visual arts center serving the predominantly Latino community of Los Angeles. SHG’ vision is to be the pre-eminent center for Latino art in printmaking, exhibition and training, and to be a resource for young and emerging artists. For more information, visit selfhelpgraphics.com

Event Location: Self Help Graphics & Art , 1300 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Date: Sat, Mar 25, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Sat, Apr 8, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

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FROM HER Exhibition - Closing Reception and Poetry Program

The NEA Big Read Program in LA has partnered with El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument to celebrate the work of a seminal voice, Emily Dickinson, whose work and spirit are on par with those featured in the exhibition. Join us on Thursday, March 30th for a closing reception, featuring a special performance and poetry recital. Refreshments will be served. FROM HER is an exhibition in honor of National Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is “Latinas in Our Communities: Women Making a Difference.” Artists were invited to submit original pieces in various media that celebrate and commemorate Latina women who have gone above and beyond as leaders and change makers, in history and present day. Latina women have made major contributions and remarkable strides as leaders in the fields of education, the arts and music, business, community advocacy, social justice, environmentalism, politics, and many more. There are countless Latinas who exemplify leadership in their families and communities.

Event Location: Biscailuz Gallery, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Date: Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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Jeff Chang: Be Alright

The Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory welcomes you to a dynamic evening to explore the power of words, the gravity of popular culture, and the creativity and shifts taking place in our society. Jeff Chang has written extensively on the intersection of race, art, and civil rights, and the sociopolitical forces that guided the hip-hop, including the New York Times, Salon, Slate, and Buzzfeed, among others. He is the award winning author of “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation” and “Who We Be.” His latest publication is “We Gon’ be Alright.” Chang was selected as a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and was named one of the “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by the Utne Reader. He is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. Due to the extremely popularity of this speaker, space is anticipated to fill up quickly. Advance reservations encouraged. For more information and to reserve space, visit bharts.org or call 213.293.6170

Event Location: Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory, 2708 E. Cesar Chavez Ave, Boyle Heights, CA 90033

Date: Fri, Mar 31, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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Emily Dickinson: Poet and Baker - A Culinary History

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was a woman, a poet, and a baker. Join food historian Linda Civitello in an exploration of the connection between the creativity and zen of baking and of writing. What was baking like during Dickinson’s lifetime? What 19th century attitudes connected to women, writing, and baking are still with us? Historic recipes, including Dickinson's, will be prepared with heirloom flours courtesy of Grist & Toll, Pasadena. Linda Civitello’s book, "Baking Powder Wars: the Cutthroat Food Fight That Revolutionized Cooking," will be out in Spring 2017. Linda is also the author of "Cuisine and Culture: a History of Food and People," which is used to teach food history in culinary schools throughout the U.S. and Canada. The first edition won the Gourmand Award for Best Culinary History Book in English (U.S.). Linda developed the curriculum and taught history of food at the Art Institutes in Los Angeles and Orange County, and Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena; she also taught the History of Chocolate at UCLA Extension, and recorded a food and art audio tour at the Getty Museum. Linda has four essays in Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City, including “Windows on the World,” “The Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station”; and “Movies” (Food, Film, and NYC.) Linda speaks frequently on a wide range of food history topics. She has spoken at Harvard University on the history of baking powder, appeared on television on Bizarre Foods (Halloween, Aphrodisiacs), on NPR, and on the BBC. She is currently writing a book about Food and Film from Prohibition to James Bond. Linda has a B.A. from Vassar and a C. Phil. from UCLA. She also cooks professionally. For more information, please contact: naplespastry@gmail.com

Event Location: Westwood Library Branch, 1246 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Date: Sat, Apr 1, 2017
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

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Printmaking WIth Poetry

Los Angeles artist, Karla Diaz (Slanguage), will lead a poetry workshop for homeless families. Participants will produce a print featuring a poem selected from original writing this workshop. Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact: bharts.org, or call 213.293.6170

Event Location: Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory, 2708 E. Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Date: Tue, Apr 4, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Develop Your Own Writing Genius

Eric Esquivel leads youth to discover their own voice and develop their writing. Workshop for youth who may find a connection to the dark beauty of Emily Dickinson’s work and their own voices. Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact: bharts.org, or call 213.293.6170

Event Location: Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory, 2708 E. Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Date: Wed, Apr 5, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Family Poetry and Writing Workshop

Come to the historic Barnsdall Park in Hollywood for an afternoon of poetry and art, inspired by American poet Emily Dickinson. Families will have the opportunity to create a poem or story as they learn about the interconnection between art and writing. For more information please contact Art Instructor/Education Coordinator, Marta Feinstein, at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery: lamag@lacity.org www.lamag.org 323.644.6269

Event Location: Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 N. Hollywood Blvd. , Barnsdall Park, Hollywood, CA 90027

Date: Sat, Apr 8, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Emily Dickinson Poetry Reading

Readers, poetry lovers, book enthusiasts and those curious about the beauty and power of words are invited to join this community conservation and discovery of the work of Emily Dickinson. Attendees will receive a free copy of this year's NEA Big Read Program title selection. For more information, visit lapl.org

Event Location: Sunland - Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd, Sunland, CA 91042

Date: Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Join book lovers at Los Angeles’ long-running and popular book festival. This year marks the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Stop by the Department of Cultural Affairs’ booth #743 in the popular Young Adults / Kids area to learn about public, citywide, and culturally diverse NEA Big Read Program in LA activities focused on this year’s book selection of Emily Dickinson's poetry. Visitors will receive a Big Read bookmark and other educational and cultural materials from DCA. Activities will include a discussion about Emily Dickinson's work. This year's NEA Big Read in LA program will feature a papier-mâché tree with blank leaves for the public to write a verse and hang on the tree, PoeTree, which becomes an interactive portal for people to connect through words, and a symbol of education and communication. Booth number will be available in March 2017. For more information, contact 212.202.5567.

Event Location: University of Southern California (USC, , Los Angeles, CA 90089

Date: Sat, Apr 22, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Date: Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

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The Legand of the Ark of Time

KAOS Network will host a poetry reading and creative writing event in conjunction with the Leimert Park Art Walk. Come and learn about Los Angele’s little known history of the Adobe in the Crenshaw area, with shadow puppets, filmmaking, and the poem, below, by SunRa. ONCE UPON A TIME Let the centuries be your enlightment Read your histories Your history of oneness Your history of once upon a time once upon at time But before once was nothing And after once is twice Never before the once And twice to presence of never The pleasant nothing of never For nothing And nothing from nothing leaves Nothing And one from nothing leaves Nothing And two from two leaves nothing And three from three leaves nothing And everything from everything leaves nothing And nothing from nothing inverted leaves Everything So if one sends one There is nothing For one from one Leaves nothing There is nothing in the never land Of Never. Leimert Park Artwalk 1:00 - 8:00 pm Big Read Poetry Workshop starts at 2:00 pm. Presented by KAOS Network and LA Commons. KAOS Network is a nonprofit cultural facility dedicated to nurturing the careers of emerging artists. For more information, please contact bencaldwellfilm@aol.com, or call 323.296.5717.

Event Location: Leimert Park Artwalk , KAOS Network at Crenshaw and Degnan Blvd, 4343 Leimert Blvd , Los Angeles, CA 90008

Date: Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 8:00pm

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Sony Pictures Media Arts Program Animated Films Screening

A curated selection of animated shorts created by students of the Sony Pictures Media Arts Program. The films are inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson, this year’s NEA Big Read featured author. The screening of these animated short films is the culmination of the program. The films created by middle and high school students who participate in the year-round Sony Pictures Media Arts Program at Banning's Landing Community Center in Wilmington, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Pacoima City Hall, Watts Towers Arts Center, and the William Reagh Los Angeles Photography Center near MacArthur Park. The Sony Pictures Media Arts Program is sponsored by the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) program, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Barnsdall Park is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). For more information, call 661.222.2708.

Event Location: Barnsdall Gallery Theater, Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd , Los Angeles , CA 90027

Date: Sat, Jun 10, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

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