P r o g ra m
11:00am . Z. Clark Branson
Clark Branson, “Raconteur of Song and Story,” will kick-off ARTTalk
with a celebration of words and music in a traditional storytelling style.
11:30am . Ina Buckner-Barnette, e Sunshine Storyteller
African and African-American historical stories, folktales, poetry, and songs.
12:00pm . Taiko Center of Los Angeles
Performers from the Taiko Center of Los Angeles will share both traditional
and contemporary Japanese pieces.
12:30 . Jervey Tervalon
Los Angeles Times bestselling author, award-winning poet, screenwriter,
and dramatist will read stories from his celebrated books.
1:00pm . Nevenka Folk Ensemble
Los Angeles-based women’s folk chorus will be performing songs from
1:30pm . Jasmine Orpilla
The Life and Death of a Voice, a solo performance piece dedicated to the
sensitivities of the human voice and the evolving language to which the
voice constantly adapts.
2:00pm . Wicked Lit
Wicked Literature (or Wicked Lit for short) is a new Halloween
theatre festival that debuted as a play reading series in fall 2008.
The scope of Wicked Lit involves the creation of new stage
adaptations of classic scary stories.
2:30pm . Mojácar Flamenco
Award-winning Flamenco group performs their energetic and rhythmic
3:00pm . Michele Serros
Michele Serros will read selected experts from her best selling books
Chicana Falsa, How to be a Chicana Role Model, Honey Blonde Chica and,
her newest Young Adult novel, !Scandalosa! as well as share her experiences
as a staff writer for the ABC sitcom, The George Lopez Show.
3:30pm . Lineage Dance - Healing Blue
Healing Blue tells the story of women in their courageous triumph over
cancer. The piece deals with the reality of facing cancer in yourself, cancer in
a loved one and the use of love and humor to cope and grow throughout
4-5pm . Echo Park Film Center
“Echo Park Film Center (EPFC) presents selections from City of Angels
2008: An EPFC Youth Documentary Project”
For Echo Park Film Center's 20th free youth filmmaking class, 23 students
between the ages of 13 and 19 embarked on individual documentary
journeys exploring personal, family and community stories. The films are
unique examinations and celebrations of life in the City of Angels.