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Notable Los Angeles 1/13–1/19

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Monday 1/13: Write Club Los Angeles presents Chapter 21: Shit Ain’t Real? 3 rounds, 2 opposing writers, and this one features a special SF vs. LA rivalry as the producers of Write Club SF come down to do battle! Mikhail Blokh, Casey Childers, Pogo Saito, Kristina Wong, Steven Westdahl, and Sean Sweeney engage in “literature as bloodsport.” 7:00 p.m.

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LA Lit Crawl: “Show Me How”

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ShowMeHowFINALThe Rumpus and Dirty Laundry Lit
Proudly Presents:

Show Me How

LA Lit Crawl
Round 2: Wednesday October 23rd
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood

Readings by: 
Johnny Alfi
Natashia Deón
Kima Jones
Jillian Lauren
Susan Orlean
Zoë Ruiz

Hosted by:
Jeff Eyres

RSVP here.

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Traffic Reads

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What more appropriate list could possibly come out of LA than books to read during gridlock?

Especially an LA impending traffic crisis? This Friday marks Carmaggedon, which is the kind of catastrophe you know about ahead of time, specifically one in which “all lanes and ramps of the northbound 405 Freeway, along the 10-mile section between Interstate 10 and the 101 Freeway, will be closed.” Here is a list of books that will make time spent in gridlock seem less awful.

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The Rumpus Interview With Neal Pollack

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A year and a half ago, I started practicing yoga because I wasn’t feeling well. I could barely touch my toes and felt very self-conscious in yoga classes, but kept practicing because I started to feel better.

I didn’t know why I was feeling better, so I went to the literature.

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Politics Sunday

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Gangland tours of LA, with one helluva waiver.

In New Orleans, what happens when sex workers are prosecuted as sex offenders.

A brilliantly written profile of a sniper.

“(M)y grandmother’s feet were bound in China, and there were people here in the U.S. who said, “This is horrific.” And there were people in China who said, “This is horrific.” I am so glad they said it was horrific.

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