Catherine Royalty, Principal Librarian, Collections


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Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra

October 23, 2023

The Los Angeles Public Library has a partnership with the international literary organization Writers Project of Ghana in an effort to exchange resources and amplify the voices of writers in Africa and throughout the world.

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HistoryMakers Digital Archive

February 08, 2023

Browse the HistoryMakers digital archive for interviews with fascinating individuals who have made significant contributions to life in the United States.

L.A. author, Michael J. Bowler and his winning book Spinner

Local Author is California Indie Author Project Winner

December 14, 2020

We are thrilled to report that one of our local L.A. authors, Michael J. Bowler, has taken the top prize in Young Adult Fiction for his book, Spinner.

Indie Author Day 2019

Cody Sisco: Working With the Local Writing Community

October 08, 2019

Cody Sisco is the author of the Resonant Earth series and the Managing Editor of BookSwell, a literary calendar and community hub for Los Angeles.

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Have You Written and Self-Published a Novel?

April 11, 2018

Have you written and self-published a novel? Get the recognition you deserve for writing a great book.

Local Author Spotlight: Nancy Young

Local Author Spotlight: Nancy Young

November 17, 2015

In conjunction with National Novel Writing Month, the Los Angeles Public Library is proud to spotlight some of our great local authors who have submitted their e-books to our Indie California collection.