The Last Bookstore is pleased to present authors Yennie Cheung and Kathryn E. McGee and photographers Tim Ronca and Lev Tsimring in conversation with David Ulin for a discussion about the new book DTLA/37: Downtown Los Angeles in Thirty-seven Stories. Join us to learn more about the current landscape of Downtown LA and the people who are making change happen.
Part of a series about different neighborhoods around the world, DTLA/37 is a coffee table book about the vibrant, dynamic landscape of Downtown Los Angeles. 37 stories and many more full color photographs capture the unique people, places and events that characterize this special neighborhood. Readers get a VIP pass into a hip Dim Mak Records pool party, ringside seats at the uproarious Lucha VaVOOM! wrestling and burlesque show, as well as glimpses into the area’s history.
David L. Ulin is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow and the author or editor of ten books, including Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, which was shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.
Yennie Cheung holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside Palm Desert. Her work has been published in such places as The Los Angeles Times, Word Riot, Angels Flight • Literary West, The Best Small Fictions 2015, and the PEN Center/Rattling Wall anthology Only Light Can Do That.
Kathryn E. McGee has an MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside Palm Desert. Her short fiction has appeared in Gamut Magazine and anthologies including Horror Library Volume 6, Cemetery Riots and Winter Horror Days. In her work as an architectural historian, she writes histories of old buildings in Los Angeles and consults on development projects involving historic properties.
Tim Ronca moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to pursue a career in film and television. He works as a cinematographer/photographer with a penchant for creating images that try to makes sense of the changing landscape of the American west.
Lev Tsimring grew up in Russia and moved to California in 1992. His images have appeared in newspapers and photography magazines such as Arte Photographia and LensWork, and in several anthologies. He published two books of photography, Through My Eyes (DEKOM, 2005) and Parallels (En Ville, 2015). His work can be found at http://www.levtsimring.
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