J. Michael Walker opens his solo show, “Words on Paper/Works on Paper,” paintings and drawings inspired by the printed word, this Saturday at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park. Walker believes in “cross-fertilization,” stating that the creativity of others, whether it be the written word or a more tactile medium, influences his work. “We inspire […]
We are upstairs at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, and the folding chairs are filling fast. Somebody has thoughtfully placed a cooler of cheap beer toward the back of the space, and the hospitality is gratefully received by the crowd gathered to hear several experts discuss the work of the late Los Angeles poet and novelist Charles Bukowski.
The event is billed “An Evening with Bukowski’s Friends,” and the night’s speakers have been chosen by the author’s widow, Linda Lee Bukowski. The woman at the podium, though, does not look like the usual Bukowski connoisseur.
February 9, 2011 | Posted in Talk of Our Towns
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Like many a young Angeleno, I was weaned on Charles Bukowski. At 15 or so, I bought Love Is a Dog from Hell—from Vroman’s. Despite being a collection of poems, it was in the fiction section, inches away from Burroughs. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift, but I ended up keeping it for […]
January 30, 2011 | Posted in Events
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