Wednesday at 8 PM on KPFK Radio 90.7 FM in Los Angeles: Tonight’s show is devoted to celebrating and promoting the tenth annual West Hollywood Book Fair this Sunday, all day, October 2nd at West Hollywood Park and Library in the heart of beautiful West Hollywood, Ca, USA. This is a free event open to the entire Southern California community, and a fun event for bibliophiles and the people who love them. It features author readings, panels, performances, workshops and of course, books for sale, as well as food. My guests, talking about the fair, are one of the event organizers, Book Fair Director Roz Helfand, and a book fair participant, award-winning Southern California poet and Young Adult novelist David Hernandez. Roz Helfand is a non-profit organization and public policy consultant who collaborates closely with Los Angeles's creative community and is the co-founder of the West Hollywood Book Fair. Hernandez is both a YA novelist and a widely published poet, winner of the 2010 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry for his collection Hoodwinked. His two novels for young adults are Suckerpunched and No More Us for You. He lives in Long Beach and teaches at UC Irvine. Other readings and panels feature writers Hector Tobar, Susan Straight, Gary Phillips, Lisa See and KPFK’s own Maria Armoudian. For a complete schedule go to http://www.westhollywoodbookfair.org/
And follow along as Roz and I review the schedule, after David reads a couple of poems. For more on his work, visit Sarabande Books: http://www.sarabandebooks.org/?page_id=5625
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