Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Slake’


The Barbarian Nurseries

The Barbarian Nurseries
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Pulitzer Prize–winning L.A. Times columnist Héctor Tobar captures the angst and ecstasy of living in Southern California in this tale of dislocation, dysfunction and miscommunication. Enigmatic Araceli Ramirez, who has put her dreams of an art career in Mexico City aside for economic reasons, is the live-in housekeeper for a well-to-do Orange County family falling […]

ARTTalk at Boston Court

ARTTalk at Boston Court

Boston Court—now in what, its sixth or seventh year?—has been a wonderful addition to the Pasadena arts scene, with programming that is regularly awesome, and occasionally even free, such as this Saturday’s ARTTalk, a six hour festival dedicated to the spoken word featuring sixteen performances on two stages. That was a long sentence. Though all […]

Slake: Volume 2 at Vroman’s

Slake: Volume 2 at Vroman’s

L.A.’s hot new literary quarterly, Slake: Los Angeles, will be holding a reading of works from ts just-released second volume, Crossing Over, at Vroman’s this Sunday. Seven of the writers from this issue—Geoff Nicholson, Victoria Patterson, Sam Slovick, Lauren Weedman, Lawrence Wilson, Mary Woronov and Slake editor (and Pasadena resident) Laurie Ochoa—will be there to read […]

Slake Your Thirst (at Vroman’s)

Slake Your Thirst (at Vroman’s)

Everybody’s talking about Slake. Presumably everybody is reading it too—what else is one to do with Los Angeles’s very own brand new quarterly literary journal? In addition to being something of a precious object, it is full of good, interesting, varied writing. And I can say without bias that two of my favorite pieces so […]

Laurie Ochoa, Editor

Laurie Ochoa, Editor

Laurie Ochoa, editor of the much-talked-about new L.A. literary quarterly Slake, grew up in Whittier, close enough to Pasadena to decorate floats with high school friends and camp on Colorado Boulevard to see the parade. She was drawn to words as a student, and set out on the path to being an editor right out of school—first […]

Literary Pasadena

Literary Pasadena

From its earliest settling by Midwesterners, the Arroyo area attracted writers. One of the best known was Charles Fletcher Lummis, who in 1884 walked from Cincinnati to L.A. for a job as a reporter at the Los Angeles Daily Times. This was a brilliant publicity stunt, of course, and he arrived in town a famous […]

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