Eichler Sessions – August 1
As part of the Summer Writing Project, an annual collaboration between 1888 and JukePop that advocates writing and supports reading, we present our first Eichler Session with special guest Francesca Lia Block.
Francesca Lia Block is the author of more than twenty-five books of fiction, non-fiction, short stories and poetry, (many of which have been translated into other languages) as well as having written essays for various publications. She received the Spectrum Award, the Phoenix Award, the ALA Rainbow Award and the 2005 Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award, among others. In addition to writing, she teaches fiction workshops at UCLA Extension, Antioch University, and privately in Los Angeles where she was born, raised and currently still lives. She was recently chosen as the Pasadena City College Writer-in-Residence.
Eichler Sessions are a series of conversations with creative pioneers hosted in historic Eichler homes. During the early 1950s, award-winning homebuilder Joseph Eichler influenced the face of American architecture by developing distinctive residential subdivisions of Mid-Century modern style tract housing. The City of Orange is the site of 350 of the 600 Southern California Eichlers.