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Author Discussion: Sam Sweet at the L.A. Public Library ~ December 7th


Sam Sweet’s All Night Menu is a series of booklets about the untold histories of Los Angeles. Each volume contains eight addresses; each address reveals a different strand of L.A. culture. These outwardly anonymous addresses unlock accounts of boxers, ballerinas, tattooers, taggers, matadoras, mentalists, and longshoremen. The stories encompass all time periods, subcultures and sections of the city.

A resident of Highland Park, Sweet has written about surfing, music and Southern California for the New Yorker and the Paris Review. As part of this program he will preview the latest volume and project an assortment of visual evidence unearthed during the research.

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
Program is free and reservations are not needed.
For ADA accomodations, call 213-228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to event.

Photo of Bert Grimm by Carmen Forquer Nyssen.

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