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Sunday, October 6 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Pen Presents: LA Music Abridged

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Six LA writers share short essays inspired by Los Angeles musical movements, including West Coast rap, hair metal, and punk. Join for a wild tour of Los Angeles sounds past and present with some of the city's most vibrant writers, and keep the party going with the PEN America LitCrawl playlist.

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Carl Peel

Carl Peel grew up playing in bands all over the Los Angeles area. He graduated with a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) then began a career as a journalist. He quickly found he gets more fiction writing done when... Read More →
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Sara Benincasa

Sara Benincasa is an author, comedian, screenwriter, and Los Angeles transplant. Hailing from the wilds of rural New Jersey, she speaks at universities, nonprofits and business conferences to advocate for mental health awareness and access to affordable mental healthcare. Her most... Read More →
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Bridgette Bianca

Bridgette Bianca is a poet and professor from South Central Los Angeles. Her debut book of poetry, be/trouble, will be released by Writ Large Press/The Accomplices in February 2020
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Jessica Shoemaker

Jessica Shoemaker lives in Los Angeles, California. Her mother gave her a typewriter on her tenth birthday. It is the best present she has ever received. Her fiction has appeared in Fiction Southeast, Blue Skirt Productions, Lunch Ticket, Hobart, and Angels Flight literary west... Read More →
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Sacha A. Howells

Sacha A. Howells grew up in Canada, Libya, and Bakersfield, California. He was named a 2012 PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, a 2013 Ragdale Foundation Fellow, and a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. He is a co-founder of WordCraft, a collective of writing consultants, teach... Read More →
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Douglas Manuel

Douglas Manuel received a BA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and an MFA from Butler University. Currently a Middleton and Dornsife Fellow at the University of Southern California, he is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. His first full length collection... Read More →
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F. Douglas Brown

F. Douglas Brown is the author of two poetry collections, ICON, and Zero to Three, winner of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by US Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith. He also co-authored with poet Geffrey Davis, Begotten (URB Books, 2016), a chapbook of poetry as part... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Meeting Room A, Los Angeles Central Library
  Central Library - Room A
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