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Join us in Celebrating Award-Winning Journalist, Lynell George
March 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Helms Bakery is excited to partner with Angel City Press in celebration of the release of a collection of essays by award-winning journalist, Lynell George. Join us on Saturday, March 3rd from 2:00 to 4:30 pm for a not-to-be-missed author meet & greet plus book signing of After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame.
After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame by Lynell George is the result of her years of contemplating and writing about the arts, culture, and social issues of Los Angeles, always with an emphasis on place and the identity of the people who live in — or leave — L.A. As a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly, Lynell George explored place after place that makes the city tick, met person after person, and encountered the cumulative heart of the city. After/Image is her collection of essays, evocative photographs, profiles, and reportage focused on Los Angeles beneath-the-surface—both the past and the here-and-now.
About the Author
Lynell George is a journalist and essayist. After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame is her first book of essays and photography, exploring the city where she grew up. She is also the author of No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels, a collection of features and essays drawn from her reportage. As a staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and L.A. Weekly , she focused on social issues, human behavior, and identity politics, as well as visual arts, music, and literature. She taught journalism at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, in 2013 was named a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and in 2017 received the Huntington Library’s Alan Jutzi Fellowship for her studies of California writer Octavia E. Butler. Her writings have appeared in several essay collections. A contributing arts-and-culture columnist for KCET|Artbound, her commentary has also been featured in numerous news and feature outlets including Boom: A Journal of California, Smithsonian, Zócalo Public Square, Los Angeles Review of Books, Vibe, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Essence, Black Clock, and Ms. Her liner notes for Otis Redding Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings won a 2017 GRAMMY.
Photo by Aaron Salcido