Free Poetry Workshop, Saturday, 5/3 at Arroyo Seco Library
- Noted Southern California-based poet William Archila
will lead a free poetry workshop at 3:00pm Saturday,
May 3 at the Arroyo Seco Branch Public Library, 6145
N. Figueroa Street (tel:323-255-0537), offering poets,
poetry lovers and library-goers a chance to find their
own artistic voices.
The workshop is part of the continuing Lummis Day
Library Program, which will present poetry events on
consecutive Saturdays at different Northeast L.A.
libraries through May, leading into the gala poetry
reading that serves as the opening event of the Lummis
Day Festival on June 1 at Lummis Home (200 E. Avenue 43, 10:30 am-noon).
William Archila received his MFA from the University
of Oregon. His poems have appeared in the Georgia
Review, AGN1, Crab Orchard Review, Poetry International,
the Los Angeles Review, Notre Dame and Portland Review,
among others. His work will as work will also appear in
Puerto Del Sol. His first book, The Art of Exile, is
forthcoming from Bilingual Press.
The Lummis Day Library Program is partially funded by
Poets & Writers Inc through a grant it has recived from
the James Irvine Foundation.
The 3rd Annual Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast
Los Angeles will be presented by the Autry National
Center and the Annenberg Foundation on Sunday June 1.
Program information can be found at www.lummisday.org.