ONE+ALOUD

Two Upcoming Programs from ONE & ALOUD

Sapphire and Joy Harjo speak at the Los Angeles Central Library

 

Monday, July 9, 2012, 7pm
ALOUD @ the Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium

Sapphire: The Kid: A Novel

In conversation with Brighde Mullins, Director, Masters in Professional Writing Program, USC

Bestselling author Sapphire tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Precious, the unforgettable heroine of her novel Push. This generational story-which moves from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday-tells of a twenty-first century young man’s fight to find a way toward the future.

This event is free and open to the public.

Reservations Recommended

For reserved seating at this event, and to be eligible for a signed book giveaway, when making your reservation write in “ONE Archives” under “how you heard about the program.”

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 7pm
ALOUD @ the Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium

Joy Harjo: Crazy Brave: A Memoir

Reading and Performance followed by a conversation with Keren Taylor, Writer and Director, WriteGirl

In her new memoir, Joy Harjo, an internationally known performer and writer of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation, explores her own journey to becoming an award-winning poet. From growing up in Oklahoma, the end place of the Trail of Tears, and learning to escape her abusive stepfather through her imagination, to attending an Indian arts boarding school, to becoming a teenage single mother, Harjo eventually finds her poetic voice.

This event is free and open to the public.

Reservations Recommended

For reserved seating at this event, and to be eligible for a signed book giveaway, when making your reservation write in “ONE Archives” under “how you heard about the program.”

 

Find more information on the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and ALOUD here.

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