Friday, April 6, 2012

A Beast on The Open Mic

      We're happy to announce that our Open Mic event is back and our special guest this time around is non other than Jim Marquez. Jim is the author of self published books like From: East LosPieces Of L.A. and East L.A. Collage just to name a few.

     We wanted to celebrate the release of his latest book, Beastly Bus Tales, by inviting him to be our special guest on Friday, May 18th from 3:30-5pm. He'll be reading from his new book and will have some copies available for purchase and signing at the end of the program. 

     You might remember an interview we did with Jim a while back titled "A Beastly Conversation With Jim Marquez". If you haven't read it and would like to, you can read it here

Bronwyn Mauldin is the creator of GuerrillaReadsthe online video literary magazine and author of  The Streetwise Cycle . Bronwyn's writing has appeared in  CellStories  The Battered Suitcase  Blithe House Quarterly  Clamor  magazine and  From ACT-UP to the WTO  (Verso). She's also a programmer and host for Indymedia on Air on KPFK radio. 

  The Streetwise Cycle is a series of nine interconnected stories about people living unexpectedly interconnected lives on the streets of Los Angeles. It's a view of the city, as seen by the people who live on it's streets.

    We want you to remember this program's open to everybody. We want to offer a space where you can freely express yourself and we encourage you to share your love for poetry, music and/or story telling with everyone in attendance. We hope you'll join us. 

Updated 5-19-2012

Jim's Marquez' book, "Beastly Bus Tales" is available for check out here at the branch. 

Jim Marquez and Bronwyn Mauldin talking shop before the program began. 

Jim Marquez playing to the audience in the room and on the net.

Bronwyn Mauldin reading from her book, "The Streetwise Cycle".
Check out a copy of Bronwyn Mauldin's book, "The Streetwise Cycle" here at the library.

You can also catch a recording of this program online at


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