The Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library, part of Los Angeles Public Library, has moved their Book to Action series online! This program is part of the Book to Action initiative, a framework that takes the basic book club concept and expands it to create a dynamic series of events for adults and intergenerational groups. Librarians work closely with a community partner to develop a series of programs. Community members read and discuss an engaging book on a current topic, attend author or speaker events (now online), and put their newfound knowledge into action by participating in a community service project or civic engagement activity related to the chosen book. The Hollywood Regional Library’s selection this year is Harryette Mullen’s book of Tanka poems, Urban Tumbleweed on Graywolf Press. This Book to Action series revolves around writing, poetry, walking and urbanism of Los Angeles. Two programs in the virtual series are highlighted below.
Curbed LA Urbanism Editor Alissa Walker in Conversation with Renée Reizman
Tanka Workshop Video and Community Sharing
Learn to write a Tanka poem with Elizabeth Crawford and Andrea Quaid (Humanities in the City). Tanka means short poem in Japanese. We invite you to write your own Tanka poem and submit it to us. You can tag @hollywoodlapl on Instagram or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share your poem. We would love for you to participate!