June 7, 2012 § 2 Comments
I had a good time at last night’s ALOUD program The Elemental West: Reflections on Moving Water featuring Kathleen Dean Moore, Craig Childs and William Deverell. I previewed the event in detail here. The speakers were excellent; I could feel their visceral connections to landscape and waters. There was a compelling balance between the discomfort/fear that climate change is wreaking awful changes on earth’s lands and waters, and the comfort/love of being in and connecting with those places. The three had visited the Los Angeles River earlier in the day and expressed a mix of hope and sadness about its present state and its envisioned futures. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 31, 2012 § Leave a comment
For many years, the Downtown Los Angeles Central Library hosted and continues to host an excellent speakers series called ALOUD. I’ve enjoyed all kinds of great talks there – from Sherman Alexie to Alison Bechdel to Art Spiegelman. L.A. Creek Freak covered an earlier ALOUD event highlighting the legacies of Wallace Stegner.
Today LACF previews next week’s ALOUD program The Elemental West: Reflections on Moving Water featuring Kathleen Dean Moore and Craig Childs in conversation with William Deverell. The event takes place Wednesday June 6th 2012 at 7pm. It’s a free event, but rsvp is recommended and easy to do on-line here. « Read the rest of this entry »