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Unheard LA Salon: Central Library

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room B Los Angeles Public Library 630 W. 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 Map and directions
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The stacks at the L.A. Public Library’s central library contain more than 2.8 million books, but the stories we’ll be most interested in checking out when we visited were yours. That’s right, we held another Unheard LA story salon to share pieces by some of our favorite past participants and to meet future ones, too.

For those new to Unheard LA, it’s KPCC In Person’s community-centered storytelling series, which features real, first-person experiences of fellow Angelenos. Some have stage experience. Many don’t. And they express stories in whatever medium that makes most sense to them, whether that’s spoken word, poetry, music, or magic.

Have a story you’re considering sharing or want to learn a little bit more about the Unheard LA process? At the salon, community members joined KPCC In Person producers and past Unheard LA participants as we shared some favorite stories, answered your questions, and gave feedback on your story ideas. We also had snacks!

Click here to get a jump-start and share your story now.


​Pat Alderete
Julia Robinson Shimizu 
Ryane Granados

KPCC In Person series Unheard LA” is funded in part by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation. 

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Special thanks to our Unheard LA salon host, Los Angeles Public Library.

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