Festival of California Poets — at the Hammer Museum, Oct. 14, 7:00 p.m.

The Hammer Museum, along with PEN Center USA and the Poetry Society of America, will present on Oct. 14, the 5th Annual Festival of California Poets.

The event will celebrate the poetic tradition of the Golden State. Three distinguished, contemporary California poets will introduce and read poems by canonical California poets, as well as their own poems. Featured readers include: Maxine Hong Kingston on Lucille Clifton; Suzanne Lummis on Nora May French; and James Ragan on Denise Levertov.

A Q&A will follow the readings.

FESTIVAL OF CALIFORNIA POETS
FRI OCT 14, 7:00PM

HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Thu., Sept. 15: Lower Left Blue: L.A. Cartography at Libros Schmibros at the Hammer

Libros Schmibros at the Hammer will host a conversation about L.A. maps with author/LA Public Library librarian Glen Creason (Maps of Los Angeles) and artist J. Michael Walker (All the Saints in the City of Angels), whose painted map of the city graces the western wall of Libros Schmibros at the Hammer. The event starts at 5:30 PM.

The Hammer Museum is located at 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, at Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles 90024.

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This event is one of six weeks of events at both the Hammer Museum and at Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights that are part of the Hammer’s hosting of Libros Schmibros as part of the Hammer’s Public Engagement program.  For more information about the entire program, click here.  For the Libros Schmibros website, click here.

Thu., Sept. 8: Ruben Martinez and . . . Rueben Martinez at Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights’ lending library/book shop Libros Schmibros will host “Will the Real Ruben Martinez Please Stand Up?,” a conversation between namesakes, featuring author/scholar/broadcaster Ruben Martinez (The Other Side/El otro lado) and the Boyle Heights-bred, Santa Ana-based MacArthur award-winning bookseller Rueben Martinez.. The event starts at 7 PM.

Libros Schmibros is located at 2000 1st Street in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.

For more information click here.

This event is one of six weeks of events at both the Hammer Museum and at Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights that are part of the Hammer’s hosting of Libros Schmibros as part of the Hammer’s Public Engagement program.  For more information about the entire program, click here.  For the Libros Schmibros website, click here.