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West Angeles Cathedral (Church of God In Christ)

3600 Crenshaw Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90016

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The visionary writer Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his first novel "The Water Dancer" with acclaimed director Ryan Coogler.

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Please Note: Each ticket is general admission and includes a copy of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Water Dancer."

Ta-Nehisi Coates

In conversation with Ryan Coogler,

Director of "Black Panther"

Co-presented with Eso Won Books and Chevalier's Books

ALOUD on WORDS @ West Angeles Cathedral

In a special evening celebrating National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates’ first book of fiction, he’ll be joined by Ryan Coogler, revolutionary director of Black Panther. Coates’ newly released novel The Water Dancer offers a timely exploration of the most intimate evil of enslavement—the cleaving and separation of families. Following the story of Hiram Walker, who was born into bondage and motherless, Coates not only tells the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children, but also restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen. Join us at the West Angeles Cathedral, a community pillar of the vibrant Historic Crenshaw District, for a momentous conversation between two groundbreaking contemporary artists exploring ideas of race, history, and politics.

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About ALOUD

ALOUD is the Library Foundation of Los Angeles' series of bold, powerful programs. See a full event calendar here.

ALOUD on Words has been a key player in fostering the literary and cultural community of Los Angeles for the past 25 years, and has produced many successful and sold-out programs featuring prominent authors, including Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, Yaa Gyasi, Angélique Kidjo, Toni Morrison, Leymah Gbowee, Colson Whitehead, Anjelica Huston, Judy Blume, George Saunders, Salman Rushdie, Isabel Allende, and former FBI Director James Comey.

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Where is the event located?

This program will take place at the West Angeles Cathedral, at 3600 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016.

Where should I park?

There is free street parking available across the street from the North Campus (next to the West Angeles Performing Arts Theater and just north of Burger King), or in the parking lot at Crenshaw Boulevard and 30th Street (east side of street).

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the Public Programs office at programs@lfla.org or by calling 213.292.6254.

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West Angeles Cathedral (Church of God In Christ)

3600 Crenshaw Boulevard

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