Newer Poets Primer: Part One with Gail Wronsky

    Jul 19, 2012

    Next Tuesday, July 24 at ALOUD, the 17th edition of the annual newer poets program comes to the stage with six of Los Angeles’ freshest voices. Reserve your free ticket […]



    Louise Steinman’s “My English Teacher”

    Jul 11, 2012

    Over at the Los Angeles Review of Books, our own Louise Steinman gives a beautiful tribute to her high school English teacher, Lorraine Schulmeister. Both a profile of an inspiring woman, […]




    Status Report: US Libraries

    Jul 03, 2012

    Thanks to the ALA for this helpful infographic detailing the current state of US Libraries. Today, the role of a library is a lifeline to the technology resources and training essential […]



    Five Questions for Dana Spiotta

    Jun 27, 2012

    This week, ALOUD is hosting novelist Dana Spiotta in conversation with Janet Fitch and LA Times staff writer Carolyn Kellogg on “Artists and Survivors: Lost and Found in LA.” Spiotta’s […]




    A Storytelling Renaissance in the Digital Age

    Jun 22, 2012

    From a 140-character count ephemeral tweet, to a behemoth Jonathan Franzen hardback, forms of storytelling today are ever-elastic and changing. We read, we watch, we listen, we mass consume stories […]