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Workshop on How to Pitch and Write for Non-Academic Outlets

Royce Hall, room 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

In the Pitch Workshop The Los Angeles Review of Books Editor-in-Chief, Medaya Ocher, will offer general guidance as well as direct feedback on pitches.   You can participate in two different ways: (1) Apply with a pitch for the possibility to be selected to receive feedback as part of the workshop and with the possibility...

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Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism – Magda Teter (Fordham)

314 Royce Hall 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

In 2017 in Charlottesville, antisemitism and anti-Black racism converged as white supremacists, in a highly choreographed and violent protest against the removal of a statue honoring a Confederate general, carried Confederate flags and chanted “Jews will not replace us.” In this talk, Magda Teter, the author of Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism...

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Witnessing Disaster: Fleuriau de Bellevue and the Writing of Seismic Histories in Italy and Guatemala, 1717–1796

ZOOM Lecture

-Lecture by John Sullivan, Ph.D. Student in History, Northwestern University. Recipient of the 2023–24 Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research Between 1788 and 1793, the Frenchman Louis-Benjamin Fleuriau de Bellevue (1761–1852) trekked the length of Italy and climbed its Alpine peaks, a long sojourn that capped his years of training as a geologist and natural historian....

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And God Laughed: Humor in the Bible – Joel Kaminsky

Royce 306 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, CA

Since the Hebrew Bible is a sacred text for Jews and Christians many readers naturally assume it cannot contain any humor. This talk will explore several biblical narratives that employ humor to make serious theological points. Becoming aware of such biblical humor can enrich our understanding of these stories and of certain theological ideas the...

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Creative Writing Party Featuring Author in Residence Diana Khoi Nguyen

Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, 235 Kaplan Hall 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

A poet and multimedia artist, Diana Khoi Nguyen is the author of Root Fractures (2024) and Ghost Of (2018), which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her video work has been exhibited at the Miller ICA. Nguyen is a MacDowell and Kundiman fellow, and a member of the Vietnamese artist collective, She Who...

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Tea and Conversation: Adam Moss

Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, 235 Kaplan Hall 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Join UCLA English for the Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room Writers Series: Tea and Conversation with Adam Moss Adam Moss will discuss his writing. This event is followed by Some Favorite Writers: Adam Moss at the Hammer Museum at 7:30pm. Visit the Hammer Museum for full details. Both events are free and open to...

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Some Favorite Writers: Adam Moss

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles , CA

In Adam Moss’s new book The Work of Art, the former editor of New York magazine asks “What is the work of art?” Weaving conversations with some of the most accomplished artists of our time together with the journal entries, napkin doodles, and sketches that were their tools, Moss traces the tortuous paths and artist...

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Captivity: Assembling Nature’s Histories

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, CA

Conference organized by Anna Chen, Rebecca Fenning Marschall, and Bronwen Wilson, University of California, Los Angeles The early modern period was a hothouse for the study of physical things in the natural world, and for the collection and assembly of them in human-made physical spaces. In other periods, botanical samples were preserved by diarists in...

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Bookish Biomes: Assembling Nature’s Histories at the Clark Library

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, CA

The Clark Library preserves and provides access to over 130,000 books, manuscripts, and artworks dating from the 15th century to the present. But there is a library of living things on the five acres of green space outside the library's building, too. This event will bring together both our indoor and outdoor collections, as we...

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Hammer Poetry Series: V. Penelope Pelizzon

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles , CA

Written over a decade while the author lived on four continents, award-winning poet V. Penelope Pelizzon’s latest collection, A Gaze Hound That Hunteth by the Eye, maps the cultural legacies we cherish against those we reject. Playful and wrenching by turns, with lines inflected by the spoken music of their Arabic, Oshiwambo, Xhosa, and Italian...

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Book talk: Signs of Faith Against Fascism

Kaplan Hall 365 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

In this book talk, Eric Martin will explore how people of faith can connect their religious traditions with the rise of overtly fascist violence in the United States. With first-hand accounts from the largest white supremacist gathering in modern American history at Unite the Right in Charlottesville, Virginia, Martin will share how the clergy resisting...

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An Evening with Dan Taulapapa McMullin

Royce 306 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Join us for an evening with Dan Taulapapa McMullin, author of The Healer’s Wound: A Queer Theirstory of Polynesia, the poetry collections Coconut Milk  and A Drag Queen Named Pippi, as well as films such as Sinalela and 100 Tikis. Co-sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies and UCLA American Indian Studies.

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Tea and Conversation: Fae Myenne Ng

Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, 235 Kaplan Hall 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Join UCLA English for the Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room Writers Series: Tea and Conversation with Fae Myenne Ng Fae Myenne Ng will discuss her writing. This event is followed by Some Favorite Writers: Fae Myenne Ng at the Hammer Museum at 7:30pm. Visit the Hammer Museum for full details. Both events are free and...

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Some Favorite Writers: Fae Myenne Ng

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles , CA

Best-selling author Fae Myenne Ng’s new memoir, Orphan Bachelors, offers a personal, timely portrait of San Francisco’s Chinatown and of a family building a life in a country bent on their exclusion. Hua Hsu called Orphan Bachelors, “so many treasures at once: an enthralling memoir, an act of reckoning, a history of American exclusion and...

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CANCELED – Lecture by Prof. Herman Bennett (CUNY)

James West Alumni Center, The Founders’ Room

Herman L. Bennett is a Professor at the Graduate Center (CUNY) and Director of the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC). He has held faculty positions at UNC-Chapel Hill, The Johns Hopkins University, Rutgers University, and the Free University of Berlin.   This lecture is part of the...

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What the World’s Silence Says: A Reading With Gazan Poet Yahya Ashour

Royce Hall, room 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

Join UCLA English for a poetry reading and conversation with Gazan poet Yahya Ashour. Yahya Ashour, born in Gaza City on April 22nd, 1998, is a touring poet and awarded author. He’s a 2022 honorary fellow in writing at the University of Iowa. His recent poetry e-book, titled “A Gaza of Siege & Genocide,” was...

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Oscar Wilde, Sexuality, and the State

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, CA

Conference organized by Joseph Bristow, University of California, Los Angeles Oscar Wilde, Sexuality, and the State will consider both the fin-de-siècle contexts and the worldwide consequences of the three trials involving Oscar Wilde that took place at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) from 3 April 1895 to 25 May 1895. These trials arguably constitute...

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The Clark is Burning: A Workshop on Queer Performance & the Archive

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, CA

The Ballroom scene (at times synonymized with the performance art form of “vogue”) began in the Black and Brown queer club scene of late 1970s New York, and has since flourished as an increasingly globalized space for building personal identity and community. Please join us for this workshop on the vogue dance form, produced by...

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