Edo artist Nagasawa Rosetsu painted the image of a small fluffy puppy resting on a gigantic bull, proving that two seemingly incongruous figures can co-exist in harmony. In the same way, these Tuesday book events will facilitate conversations between published writers who normally don’t sit together but actually have intersecting experiences. Moderated by author Naomi Hirahara, BULL & PUPPY will investigate what “uncommon” authors may have in common. A poetry reading will open each session, which will end with a quick writing prompt for all attendees.
All events below will be at 341 FSN (341 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012).
FREE ADMISSION. Capacity is limited. Informal seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
SHIFTING GROUND | Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Conversation about a changing Los Angeles and writing about deserts and the deserted. A City Terrace-raised poet committed to developing community, a novelist who teaches on Skid Row, and a Japanese American who lived on Skid Row for three years after his release from Manzanar.
• SESSHU FOSTER, poet and teacher
• IVY POCHODA, novelist and Skid Row writing teacher
• HANK UMEMOTO, writer of Manzanar to Mt. Whitney who lived in Skid Row for three years with his family after being released from Manzanar
• Flash writing workshop