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Tuesday, January 27

Narrative Element Workshops: Developing Your Unique Voice

Los Angeles Writers Group Headquarters

1728 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Unit B, CA, Los Angeles, 90046

7:15pm to 9:30pm

Spend one or several evenings learning and practicing different elements of fiction writing. Each night we meet we’ll focus on a different fiction writing topic as listed below. During the evening we will discuss that particular element and we will give you creative writing exercises to complete in class to practice the element we are working on that evening. You will leave with the tools you need to employ each narrative element in an interesting and professional way.

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Tuesday Night Residency with Ivory Deville & Jackson Tanner

The Echo

1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:30pm

Los Angeles band Ivory Deville produces an uncommon swagger and juxtaposition of sound that hits its stride at the intersection of honky tonk, glam rock, and mid-century rock and roll. Born out of the raucous beer joints and restless bones of the Plains, and warmly branded by soaring female harmonies from the California coast, Ivory Deville is an authentic roadhouse band for our time.

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Wednesday, January 28

Guantánamo Diary

Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium

630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles CA, 90071

7:15pm

(1/28) Though never charged with a crime, Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been imprisoned at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp since 2002. His deeply personal diary—an unprecedented publishing event as the first ever book published by a still-imprisoned detainee—is a terrifying (and darkly humorous) chronicle of a vivid miscarriage of justice. To discuss the book and the case, longtime human rights activist and editor of Slahi’s book, Larry Siems, joins Slahi’s lawyer, Nancy Hollander, whose practice is devoted to criminal cases (including that of Chelsea E. Manning) involving national security issues.

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Thursday, January 29

Living History Portrayal of Actor Sal Mineo by Dean Ghaffari at Library on January 29

South Pasadena Public Library Community Room

1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena, CA 91016

11:00am to 1:00pm

South Pasadena actor/playwright Dean Ghaffari will appear in a virtuoso performance of Rebel With a Cause: The Life and Times of Sal Mineo on January 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Roo...

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Jazz & Swing from A to Z PART II: The Story of America's Music

Crowell Public Library

1890 Huntington Drive, CA, CA 91108

12:30pm

Dr. Thom David Mason, USC Professor of Jazz Studies at the Thornton School of Music, returns with a new six-session course sponsored by the USC Emeriti Center College. There is no charge for this course, but reservations are required. Hep cats can save a spot by calling the library at 626 300-0777. Please note: because Part I of this class was so popular, the Library has booked the SAN MARINO CENTER next door for Part II so there will be plenty of room!

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