The How, The Why: 181 – Ryan Gattis

A live recording of our educational podcast The How The Why with Ryan Gattis. Ryan Gattis is a writer & educator. His most recent novel, Safe, is a heist thriller about a DEA safecracker gone rogue, ripping off gang-owned drug safes in order to help citizens hurt during the market crash of 2008. It’s essentially Robin Hood Noir. The book is set in the same world of South Central Los Angeles as his previous novel, All Involved: A Novel of the 1992 L.A. Riots, which was grounded in 2.5 years of research & background spent with former Latino gang members, firefighters, nurses, & other L.A. citizens who lived through it.READ MORE

The How, The Why: 180 – Jon Davis

Today our podcast connects with Jon Davis, Director of the Institute of American Indian Arts Low Residency MFA program in Creative Writing, Santa Fe Poet Laureate, author of books such as Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press) and Scrimmage of Appetite (University Of Akron Press), and co-translator, with the author, of Dayplaces by Iraqi poet Naseer Hassan (Tebot Bach Press).READ MORE

The Typewriter: A Love Story

The Typewriter: A Love Story features a richly illustrated collection of typewriter advertisements from the 1950s. This vibrant anthology of historic typewriter memorabilia originates from designer Janine Vangool’s publication The Typewriter: a Graphic History of the Beloved Machine. READ MORE

Orange International Street Fair 2017

The 1888 Center will be CLOSED on Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3 to celebrate and support the Orange International Street Fair (OISF).

Since 1973, the Orange International Street Fair (OISF) has been bridging the financial gap for local non-profit organizations. OISF is a multi-cultural family event with an average attendance of 400,000 during the 3-day event.

The How The Why: 178 – Ruta Sepetys

Today our podcast connects with Ruta Sepetys, author of internationally acclaimed historical fiction novels such as Between Shades of Gray (Philomel Books) and Out of the Easy (Philomel Books), and the recent Carnegie Medal winning novel Salt to the Sea (Philomel Books).READ MORE