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A Reading Today in Powell Library

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Please join us today for a reading with our own YA novelist, Lisa M. Stasse!

 Student Angelica Lai, Executive Fiction Editor of Westwind: UCLA’s Journal of the Arts will be leading the Q&A.

Wednesday, October 17

4 p.m.
Powell Library, East Rotunda

UCLA BookZone will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing.

Click here to check out the trailer!

UCLA Library Writer Series

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Keorapetse Kgositsile

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum

Keorapetse Kgositsile is a South African poet and activist, and was an influential member of the African National Congress in the 1960s and 1970s.

One of the most significant poets in the Pan-African movement, he was also the founder of the Black Arts Theater in Harlem. He is the author of If I Could Sing, To the Bitter End, When the Clouds Clear, and The Word Is Here. He was South Africa’s National Poet Laureate in 2006.

Complimentary coffee and tea served.

A book signing will follow the reading.

POETRY This series of readings is organized and hosted by Stephen Yenser, poet and professor at UCLA and author of A Boundless Field: American Poetry at Large and Blue Guide.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Masoureh Shojai

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Dodd Hall – Room 121

Mansoureh Shojai is an Iranian writer, translator, and women’s activist. She is one of the founders of the Women’s Cultural Center (2000), Sedigheh Dolatabadi Library (2003), and the Banoo Library, in Lar province near Shiraz (2005), as well as the Campaign for One Million Signatures (2006).

She has more than 200 articles published in various magazines, periodicals and sites, and she has been awarded a scholarship by Germany’s international PEN Association in Nuremberg.

Free and open to the public.

Poetry Reading and Exhibit Opening

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Powell Library Rotunda

Al-Mutanabbi Street

Monday, March 5
7:30 p.m.

Known as “the street of booksellers,” al-Mutanabbi Street is a legendary locale in Baghdad, a winding lane filled with bookstores, outdoor book stalls, small presses, and cafes where books have been made, sold, and discussed for centuries. In March 2007 a massive car bomb targeted this historic heart of the city’s intellectual and literary community, leaving thirty dead and one hundred injured.

This event celebrates the opening of an exhibit of broadsides and artists’ books created by letter-press artists and writers around the world in response to the bombing. It will feature an exhibit tour led by Beau Beausoleil, the force behind the broadside project, and readings by writers including Dima Hilal, Jen Hofer, Elline Lipkin, Afaf Nash, Jim Natal, Aram Saroyan, Janet Sternburg, and Sholeh Wolpe.

The exhibit and event are co-sponsored by the UCLA Library, Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the Dean of Humanities Fund. Admission is free, and no reservations are required. The exhibit will remain on view through April 30.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Admission to the event is free, and seating is unreserved.

Maya Lenca Storytelling: Into the Next Millennium

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Thursday, March 1st
Charles E. Young Research Library
Presentation Room
1:00-3:00 p.m.

A performance of a Maya-Lenca creation myth by the young chief Leonel Chevez.

Leonel Chevez is a health worker, artist, and activist grounded in his Maya-Lenca traditions.  Born in the Maya-Lenca region of El Salvador, he has worked to maintain his traditions alive. Click here for more info on Chevez.

Enhance Your Career by Volunteering at UCLA

Friday, February 17th, 2012

DATE:                  Wednesday, February 22, 2012
TIME:                   12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
LOCATION:        2nd Floor Lounge at Ackerman Union
RSVP at:              http://ucla.in/w0Zbjo

Administrative Management Group (AMG) and UCLA Staff Assembly are co-hosting a panel discussion on volunteer opportunities that could enhance your career at UCLA. This panel represents several organizations on campus – the Volunteer Center, Information Technology, Bruin Advocacy, and the Judicial Advocate Volunteer Group – and will focus on how to get involved with volunteer opportunities that not only cultivate professional development, but also facilitate networking opportunities.

Mark Ramseyer, Incoming Chair for AMG, will moderate the panel which includes:

  1. Rachel Corell – Volunteer Center
  2. Debra Gellar and Dennis Lyday – Student Advocate Program
  3. Jackie Reynolds – BruinTech
  4. Manuel “Manny” Baldenegro – Bruin Advocacy

Maya Lenca Storytelling: Into the Next Millennium

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Thursday, March 1st
Charles E. Young Research Library
Presentation Room

1:00-3:00 p.m.

The UCLA Library Writer Series Presents

A performance of a Maya-Lenca creation myth by the young chief Leonel Chevez.

 

Leonel Chevez is a health worker, artist, and activist grounded in his Maya-Lenca traditions.
Born in the Maya-Lenca region of El Salvador, he has worked to maintain his traditions alive.

Click here for more info on Chevez.

 

This event is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP by February 25, 2012 at lesliem@library.ucla.edu

 

Refreshments and snacks will be served.

 

Co-sponsored by the American Indian Center; Latin American Institute,
Cesar Chavez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, Mayavision

Happy New Year!

Monday, January 9th, 2012

The College Library staff welcomes you back to Campus!

We look forward to helping you this year!

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Diane Keaton READS!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

Hammer Readings
Academy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Diane Keaton reads from her new memoir Then Again. Keaton has starred in some of the most memorable films of the past forty years, including The Godfather trilogy, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Reds, Baby Boom, Father of the Bride, The First Wives Club, and Something’s Gotta Give. A Q&A will follow the reading.

Free and open to the public.