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The author of more than 34 critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins, Walter Mosley’s work has been translated into 21 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
"When I was growing up and long before I knew I was a writer, my home away from home was the Robertson Branch Library. It was and is an institution that gave me a sense of ownership and belonging. Walk into that library today and you will see every seat filled with children engrossed in storybooks, teenagers studying for exams and people learning to read for the first time. You will see every computer station occupied with students completing their homework and adults applying for jobs. There—and at 72 additional branches citywide—you will see democracy at work."
Unless otherwise indicated, ALOUD programs take place at the Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071.
Moderated by Reverend Jim Burklo, Assoc. Dean of Religious Life, USC
Speaker: Finding God in the City of Angels: Film Excerpts & Discussion
Sacred Activism: Putting Spiritual Knowledge into Action
Speaker: Andrew Harvey & Reverend Ed Bacon