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December 11, 1994 | LUCILLE RENWICK
ON THE STREETS OF SKID ROW WHERE most people see despair, members of the Homeless Writers Coalition see poetry. The world that unfurls each day amid the cardboard shelters, soup kitchens and crack corners stirs their muses. It is a world that inspires verses as gritty and hard-edged as the streets or as soft and dreamy as the people writing them.
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NEWS
December 11, 1994 | LUCILLE RENWICK
ON THE STREETS OF SKID ROW WHERE most people see despair, members of the Homeless Writers Coalition see poetry. The world that unfurls each day amid the cardboard shelters, soup kitchens and crack corners stirs their muses. It is a world that inspires verses as gritty and hard-edged as the streets or as soft and dreamy as the people writing them.
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NEWS
January 10, 1990
The following are projects created to aid homeless writers in Southern California: The Homeless Writers Coalition is seeking contributions to establish a storefront for Skid Row writers. For information, write 4522 1/2 W. 64th St., Los Angeles 90043 or call (213) 663-5040. * The Pipeline "Visions" project, which sponsors poetry readings and other arts projects on Skid Row, is funded by a $10,000 grant from the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, which is seeking matching grants.
NEWS
January 10, 1990
The following are projects created to aid homeless writers in Southern California: The Homeless Writers Coalition is seeking contributions to establish a storefront for Skid Row writers. For information, write 4522 1/2 W. 64th St., Los Angeles 90043 or call (213) 663-5040. * The Pipeline "Visions" project, which sponsors poetry readings and other arts projects on Skid Row, is funded by a $10,000 grant from the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, which is seeking matching grants.
NEWS
January 10, 1990 | ELIZABETH VENANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under the fierce fluorescence of a winter morning's sun, a ragged knot of homeless people rest against a Skid Row wall. Around them are bundles and grocery carts, and, in their midst, a figure sits in a wheelchair. From down the street a police car swings up, leveling a microphone blast at the motley bunch. "You're gonna get in front of the mission or get off the streets!" a woman's voice shrills. A group on the opposite curb merely shrug. They are homeless writers and this is part of their daily existence--the stuff they use to stir their muses.
BOOKS
February 11, 1990
The Southern California Booksellers Assn., PEN Center U.S.A. West, The National Book Foundation and The Homeless Writers Coalition, in conjunction with the publication of "Louder Than Words" (Vintage Books) present a series of events spotlighting homelessness in our society. TODAY Santa Monica. Musicians D. J.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1991
A number of homeless and near-homeless artists will be featured in "Voices from the Sidewalks 5: A Skid Row Poetry and Performance Program," on Saturday at noon in San Julian Park. The free event is part of the "Visions" program, which presents cultural events including writing and acting workshops. Several members of the Homeless Writers' Coalition, including Dino, Russ Garner, K.O. and Southern Comfort, will be featured. The downtown park is at 5th Street and San Julian.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 1992
Robert Chambers, of the Homeless Writers Coalition, who says in the program that he was "driven to writing by the muse of necessity," has an ear for street talk but little knowledge of structure or shape in either of his two one-acts at Ebony Showcase Theatre.
NEWS
July 16, 1995 | LESLIE BERESTEIN
The grassy natural amphitheater surrounding the Unity Arts Center was shared by homeless people, music lovers and neighborhood residents alike last weekend, as more than 200 people showed up to listen to live blues and poetry at a special concert for the homeless. "Blues for the Homeless" kicked off a series of concerts for the homeless that will be held every month at the center, with free admission for homeless people.
NEWS
January 10, 1990 | ELIZABETH VENANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under the fierce fluorescence of a winter morning's sun, a ragged knot of homeless people rest against a Skid Row wall. Around them are bundles and grocery carts, and, in their midst, a figure sits in a wheelchair. From down the street a police car swings up, leveling a microphone blast at the motley bunch. "You're gonna get in front of the mission or get off the streets!" a woman's voice shrills. A group on the opposite curb merely shrug. They are homeless writers and this is part of their daily existence--the stuff they use to stir their muses.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 1991 | AMY KUEBELBECK
Like Randy White and those involved with Comic Relief, other Los Angeles artists are trying to nourish the body through nourishing the soul. For example, the Shakespeare Festival/LA charges no admission but asks for donations of canned goods. And the Homeless Writers' Coalition works to feed those who are homeless and offer them a sense of belonging, and to educate the more fortunate.
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