Reading & Listening by Moonrise

Reading by Moonrise: David Ulin & Lynell George

$5 Suggested Donation


Reading & Listening by Moonrise

Reading by Moonrise: David Ulin & Lynell George

$5 Suggested Donation



September 24, 2018


Bowtie Project

2780 W Casitas Ave

Los Angeles, CA

Gates 5:30pm

Reading 6:00pm

Moonrise 6:27pm




Join us at The Bowtie Project for an evening around the fire as David Ulin and Lynell George read new works while the full moon rises over the LA River. 

This event is free and open to the public. Clockshop suggests a $5 donation to support our Reading and Listening by Moonrise series.

Lynell George is a journalist and essayist. She is the author of After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame, a collection of essays and photographs exploring her native city and No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels, a portrait of Black Los Angeles in the late 20th Century, drawn from her reportage. As a longtime 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, and was named a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow in 2013 and in 2017 received the Huntington Library’s Alan Jutzi Fellowship for her studies of California writer Octavia E. Butler. 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, Vibe, 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.

David L. Ulin is the author or editor of ten books, including Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, and the Library of America’s Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award. He teaches at the University of Southern California, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship; a Tom and Mary Gallagher Fellowship from Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship. A second edition of his book The Lost Art of Reading will be published in September, with a new introduction and afterword.

Please note that seating is not provided for this event. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic items and blankets. S’mores will be provided between readings.

There are several all-gender public restrooms and portapotties on site.