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Latino authors Sandra Cisneros and Reyna Grande

Authors Sandra Cisneros and Reyna Grande.

Numerous Latino authors, thinkers and entertainers have visited the Mark Taper Auditorium to participate in the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD series. The list below has curated the best of those conversations.

  • U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera: The Further Adventures of Mr. Cilantro Man | Podcast
  • Burning Voices: Stories that Fuel Us | Video
  • Jennifer Clement, “Prayers for the Stolen” | Podcast
  • An Evening with Carlos Santana in conversation with Cheech Marin | Podcast · Video Clip
  • Héctor Tobar, “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free” | Podcast
  • Documenting Indigenous Stories Through Film: An Alternative Lens | Podcast
  • Francisco Goldman, “The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle” | Podcast
  • The Crusades of Cesar Chavez | Podcast
  • Richard Rodriguez, “Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography” | Podcast
  • Songs in the Key of Los Angeles– featuring music by Quetzal | Podcast
  • Juan Felipe Herrera, “El Planeta—From Plankton to Afghanistan: A Poetry Reading” | Podcast
  • The Making of the Great Bolaño: The Man and the Myth | Podcast · Video
  • Diego Luna, “Shooting Reflections: Film and Social Change” | Podcast · Video
  • Ruben Martinez, “Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West” | Podcast
  • Daniel Alarcón, “Radio Ambulante: Stories from the Americas” | Podcast · Video
  • Tales from the City of Angels: An Evening of Storytelling (MC’d by Richard Montoya) | Podcast · Video
  • Poetics of Protest: Giving Voice to Mexico's Movement for Peace | Podcast · Video
  • Hector Tobar, “The Barbarian Nurseries: A Novel” | Podcast
  • Luis J. Rodriguez & Father Gregory Boyle, “An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing” | Podcast · Video
  • Luis Alberto Urrea, “Queen of America: A Novel” | Podcast
  • From Tijuana to Gaza to Bosnia: Rethinking Borders in a 21st Century World | Podcast · Video
  • Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, “Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon” | Podcast
  • ¡REVOLUCIÓN! An Internationalist Homage to the Mexican Revolution | Podcast
  • Ariel Dorfman, “Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of An Unrepentant Exile” | Podcast · Video
  • Francisco Goldman, "Say Her Name" | Podcast
  • Art Collectives and the Current State of Literary Culture | Podcast
  • Carlos Fuentes, “Destiny and Desire: A Novel” | Podcast · Video
  • Writing in Latino: A National Conversation/ Escribir en Latino: Una Conversacion Nacional | Podcast
  • Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields | Podcast
  • Richard Montoya, “Based on Rumors and Secrets: The World of Palestine, New Mexico” | Podcast
  • Ruben Martinez, “Visions in the Desert: Searching for Home in the West” | Podcast
  • Blogging the Narco-Wars: A Panel Discussion | Podcast
  • Cali Cali: Three Lives from LA | Podcast
  • Marisela Norte & Maria Elena Gaitan, “An Evening of Spoken Word and Cello” | Podcast
  • Dagoberto Gilb, “The Flowers: A Novel” | Podcast
  • Gregory Rodriguez, “Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans & Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America” | Podcast
  • Helena María Viramontes & Manuel Muñoz, “Telling Stories that Matter: A Conversation” | Podcast

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