The How, The Why: 184 – Taryn Tilton

A live recording of our educational podcast The How The Why with Taryn Tilton, the winner of The Plaza Literary Prize 2017. This event celebrates the release of her novella Cherry Cherry with a panel discussion featuring Michael Dean Clark who was on the 2017 Jury and her editors Julianne Berokoff and Hunter Moreno.READ MORE

Covering the Classics

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Covering the Classics is an exhibition tribute to literature. Contemporary illustrators redesign the cover artwork of notable works of fiction, highlighting The Catcher in the Rye, Pride & Prejudice, 1984, among others.


Plaza Printing

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Richard Burnette was born in Orange on December 8, 1917. He graduated from Orange Union High School in 1936. After, he worked for the Orange Daily News. Richard served with the U.S. Army during World War II and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant prior to his discharge in 1946. He then went to work for Westover Printing on the 100 block of North Orange St. After 26 years, he bought the business and changed the name to Plaza Printing in 1972. This exhibition features eight historic photographs of Plaza Printing captured by Douglas Westfall.


The How, The Why: 183 – Paul Shirley

A former college and professional basketball player, Paul turned the stories of his travels and travails into a humor memoir called Can I Keep My Jersey? (Villard Books). He has also written for Slate, Esquire, and the Wall Street Journal.

Paul lives in Los Angeles, where he is an adjunct professor at West LA College. He runs a writers’ workshop called Writers Blok. His second book, Stories I Tell on Dates (Fourth Bar Books), will be published in October 2017.