Lynell George will read and discuss her work. She is a journalist and essayist. After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame is her first book of essays and photography. George is author of No Crystal Stair: African-Americans in the City of Angels, a collection of features and essays drawn from her reporting, and of the forthcoming A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler. A former staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and L.A. Weekly, she is a contributing arts-and-culture columnist for KCET|Artbound. Her work has appeared in various essay collections, including The Black Body, Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology and LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas. Her commentary has been featured in numerous news and feature outlets including Boom: A Journal of California, Smithsonian, KPCC The Frame, 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” earned a 2017 GRAMMY award. She taught journalism at Loyola Marymount University, was 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.
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