City Lights Publishers Celebrates 60th Anniversary

The history of City Lights Publisher and Bookstore is shaped by the serendipitous meetings between writers and decades of touchstone publications that have made this institution one of California's most significant cultural landmarks.

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Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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The Right to the City: New Community Spaces Amplify the Voice of Angelenos

The Right to the City: New Community Spaces Amplify the Voice of Angelenos

This week L.A. Letters highlights two new community spaces dedicated to amplifying the voice of Angelenos and providing alternatives to corporate spaces and cookie cutter culture.
Laguna Beach and the Urban Wilderness

Laguna Beach and the Urban Wilderness

L.A. Letters spotlights Laguna Beach with a focus on the Laguna Greenbelt and the area's cultural history.
Two Recent Works from Interdisciplinary Los Angeles

Two Recent Works from Interdisciplinary Los Angeles

This week L.A. Letters brings you the best from Interdisciplinary Los Angeles, covering recent works from Edward Soja and Michael C. Ford.
Storying Wyvernwood: Connecting Community

Storying Wyvernwood: Connecting Community

This week L.A. Letters salutes Wyvernwood and the multigenerational coalition of residents, activists, preservationists, professors and students committed to preserving the site an ...
Phenomenal Woman: Remembering Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman: Remembering Maya Angelou

This week L.A. Letters salutes the legacy of the celebrated poet, playwright, professor, memoirist, historian, director, screenwriter, activist, and actress.
The Power of Place and Emerging Voices

The Power of Place and Emerging Voices

This week L.A. Letters pays tribute to the work of Dolores Hayden and also announces the Emerging Voices Fellowship, a major writing competition open to up-and-coming writers.
Race, Space & Place: Two Books for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Race, Space & Place: Two Books for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This week for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month L.A. Letters extols two important contemporary Asian Pacific American authors and their most recent books.
Two Events for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Two Events for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This week L.A. Letters spotlights several contemporary Asian American poets by previewing two events on Asian American Poetry.
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