January 27, 2011
Slake, a new showcase for long-form journalism, seems not only bent on resuscitating passionate reporting but also the grand tradition of literary partying, which can be a dangerous enterprise with a bunch of people who revel in the joys of a multi-clause sentence. The local magazine will host a night of readings from its second issue, themed "Crossing Over. " Authors will include Dana Johnson, John Albert, Joseph Mattson, Victoria Patterson, Rachel Resnick, Harry Shannon and Joe Donnelly.
February 22, 2007
Your article "Photographs Framed by Fiction" [Feb. 8] announced the readings of short stories by prominent actors at the Getty Center -- part of the series "Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story" conducted by New York's Symphony Space. The irony is that people cannot listen to these wonderful readings on either of Los Angeles' NPR stations, KCRW and KPCC. Fortunately, it is possible to listen to the broadcasts on your computer via the Internet. Here are Internet links to a few stations, plus the times that "Selected Shorts" are broadcast: wnyc.
April 27, 1986
Though I have been an Angeleno in exile in the Bay Area for six years, I have remained a daily reader of The Times and an admirer of its real estate, housing, and urban affairs coverage. It was especially nice to read an article by Bradley Inman (March 30) in the real estate section. Being involved with housing, I have become familiar with Inman's work with the Bay Area Council and his writing in local publications. I have come to respect and enjoy his well-balanced and insightful commentary on problematic real estate issues and the wide range of topics and perspective that he uncovers.
October 6, 1995
Shelley Berman, Taylor Negron, Arlene Golonka and Richard Kline are among the celebrity cast set to perform staged readings of Malvin Wald's "Hollywood Trilogy" and Allan Byrnes' "The Elevator" at the Friars' Club in Beverly Hills on Tuesday as a benefit for the nonprofit West Coast Jewish Theatre. Monty Hall will also make an appearance. Tickets are $25 for the performance and reception; $50 with dinner. Reservations: (213) 466-1767.
July 21, 2000
"The Fifth Annual High School Stage Readings," readings of screenplays written by teenagers and performed by theater professionals, will be presented Sunday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Mark Taper Auditorium of the Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. Presented by the Scriptwriters Network's High School Fellowship program, the readings are "Reflections," by Jennifer Wells; "Connections," by Susan Zeile; "Travis," by Jennifer Marmor; and "Bluff of Truth," by Stephen Gruber.
June 15, 1989
Shay Duffin, a Dublin-born actor known for his one-man play about Irish writer Brendan Behan, will appear at Ventura's City Bakery on Friday in an evening of anniversary readings from James Joyce's "Ulysses." Friday is the 85th anniversary of the single day in which Joyce's classic novel takes place. It is known to Joyce fans as "Bloomsday," after the book's main character, Dubliner Leopold Bloom, and over the years has become a time for Joyce readings. George Keenan, owner of City Bakery, said he initially had thought of lining up readers to go through the entire novel, but realized that he would need 40 even for an abridged 20-hour version.