KATIE ORPHAN discusses her debut nonfiction book READ ME, LOS ANGELES with LISKA JACOBS

Read Me, Los Angeles: Exploring L.A.'s Book Culture (Prospect Park Books)

Is Los Angeles a bookish town? Hell yes!

Read Me, Los Angeles is a colorful, lively, and informed celebration of all things bookish in L.A. past and present, including interviews with current L.A. writers; day trips in search of favorite fictional characters, from Marlowe to Weetzie Bat; author quotes galore; curated lists of the must-read L.A. books, from fiction to history to poetry; a look at where writers have lived and worked in the City of Angels; and insight into the city’s literary festivals, bookstores, publishers, literacy nonprofits, libraries, and more. Rich with photographs, book images, and vintage maps.

Praise for Read Me, Los Angeles:

“The book is a chatty guide to literary tourism in the city but it has surprising depth…While Read Me is a light romp, it has the potential to open new doors to familiar territory.”  — Alta Magazine

Katie Orphan is the proprietor of Orphan Books; before that, she worked at the Last Bookstore in downtown L.A. for a decade. The co-author of the Last Bookstore’s guide to downtown L.A. and the author of the recurring feature “Drinking with the Ghost” for the Los Angeles Review of Books, she’s been a longtime literary explorer. She earned a BA in English literature from Whitworth University and an MA in literature and history from the University of Sheffield, where she studied with experts in literary tourism. Orphan lives in Los Angeles, where she always finds new places to explore.

Liska Jacobs is the author of Catalina (FSG Originals), and her essays and short fiction have appeared in The Rumpus, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, The Millions, and The Hairpin, among other publications. She holds an MFA from the University of California, Riverside.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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