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

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson

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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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A Celebration of Poetry

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: 3:30pm – 6:00pm

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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 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 – Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

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The Ark of Time

KAOS Network will host a poetry reading and creative writing event in conjunction with the Leimert Park Art Walk. KAOS Network is a nonprofit cultural facility dedicated to nurturing the careers of emerging artists. For more information, please contact, 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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