The National African American Read-In

http://www.ncte.org/aari Now in its 26th year, the National African American Read-In asks schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-In. The Read-In’s sponsors, the Black Caucus of the National Association of Teachers of English, invite you…

Pulitzer Hits the Road

To commemorate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes, California’s humanities council is sponsoring a six-month tour of forums inspired by and featuring Pulitzer winners and finalists.  The events will take place around the state and will celebrate California’s achievements in many of the Pulitzer subject areas, including journalism and history.  More information can be found…

A Shout-Out to the California History Room

The California State Library includes a major collection called the California History Section — every kind of document imaginable, all from and about California’s rich history.  In the California History Room you’ll find books, maps and periodicals, as you might expect, but you’ll also have access to a treasure trove of daguerreotypes, posters, programs, sheet…

Save the Date for the LA Times Festival of Books

Save the weekend of April 9th and 10th, 2016, for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, on the campus of the University of Southern California.  The festival has been a fixture of southern California’s literary life since 1996 and will take place on the USC campus for the sixth consecutive year.  The author lineup will…