Tomorrow (Oct. 25), businesses lining Lankershim Blvd. in Los Angeles' North Hollywood Arts District host more than 40 literary events for the 4th annual Lit Crawl LA. Restaurants, bars, galleries and theaters open their doors to literary happenings in three 45-minute rounds starting from 6 pm, with a culminating closing party at The Federal Bar.
Among the hundreds of writers, the literary journals, local presses and performance groups is CalArts School of Critical Studies Faculty Janet Sarbanes, who reads her work as part of the event, "No Mirage This." Prose, poetry and song exploring "the wonder, beauty, and eclectic nature of the desert" are on offering in this event hosted by The National Park Service. Sarbanes performs work with Michael DiGregorio, Louise Goffin, Johnny Ray Martin, Louise Mathias, Johnny Ray Martin and host Cheryl Montelle. "No Mirage This" takes place at the Pitfire Pizza patio at 7 pm.
Sarbanes is the author of the short story collections Army of One and The Protester Has Been Released. Her short fiction has appeared in Black Clock, P-Queue, Entropy and North Dakota Quarterly.
Other notable readings and events at Lit Crawl LA include readings by Piotr Florcyz, Lynn Melnick, Kate Durbin and Mariano Zaro as part of Los Angeles Review of Books' Voluble LA; storytelling by refugees living in Los Angeles Zeena Aljawad, George Cattan, Shukri Cattan, Meymuna Hussein-Cattan, Sable Mengesha and Bronwyn Mauldin; and feminist reinterpretations of the myths surrounding the Black Dahlia by Carlye Archibeque, Amelie Frank, Lynne Thompson and Pam Ward.
Lit Crawl LA
Oct. 26, 6 pm
North Hollywood Arts District
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