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.

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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.

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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.

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