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LMAC aspires to cultivate writers and artists in our own community, always prioritizing local artists of color. We strive to provide honorariums for all our guest artists — investing in our community and BIPOC artists in order to continue to create and gain sustainability together. All of our events are free & open to the public!

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Upcoming Readings, Workshops, & Exhibits

  • Alta California Chapbook Prize Reading with Nicholas Reiner & Crystal AC Salas
    Aug 20, 4:00 PM PDT – Aug 21, 6:00 PM PDT
    LibroMobile Bookstore, 1150 S Bristol St A3, Santa Ana, CA 92704, USA
    A reading with aperitivos celebrating poets Nicholas Reiner & Crystal AC Salas
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  • Detain & Displace by Alberto Lule
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Aug 25
    Crear Studio
    Aug 25, 4:00 PM PDT – Oct 20, 8:00 PM PDT
    Crear Studio, 222 W 5th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, USA
    Celebrating 1 year of Crear Studio exhibitions with Detain & Displace by Alberto Lule, opens August 25th through October 20th and includes 2 live performances along with an artist talk at the closing reception.
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  • Anfitrionas: Curating Community through the Literary Arts
    Sep 08, 6:00 PM – Sep 09, 8:00 PM
    LibroMobile Bookstore, 1150 S Bristol St A3, Santa Ana, CA 92704, USA
    Join us for a live reading & discussion with community-based writers & literary advocates Cynthia Alessandra Briano, Sarah Rafael Garcia, Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley, & LN Webre, moderated by the main anfitriona herself Lisbeth Coiman!
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  • Book Celebration: A Kiss Across the Ocean by Dr. Richard T. Rodríguez
    Sep 17, 4:00 PM – Sep 18, 6:00 PM
    Bristol Food Court, 1180 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704, USA
    Join us & Ghostown Anaheim in celebrating Santa Ana's own Dr. Richard T. Rodriguez & his new book — A Kiss Across the Ocean — with live music & in conversation with Punk Dra. Marlén Ríos-Hernández!
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  • Freddie Vs. The Family Curse by Tracy Badua
    Sat, Oct 08
    LibroMobile Bookstore
    Oct 08, 3:00 PM – Oct 09, 5:00 PM
    LibroMobile Bookstore, 1150 S Bristol St A3, Santa Ana, CA 92704, USA
    Celebrating A Debut Middle Grade Book
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IG Live Sessions every Saturday too!

Crear Studio open hours during exhibition dates are Thursdays and Fridays 4-8pm, Saturdays 12-4pm, 1st Saturday Artwalk 6-10pm and by appointment all other days and times. For more info, email us directly through our contact page.

Some of our literary events are supported in part by Poets & Writers, to learn more about them, please visit their website and funding opportunities. Muchas Gracias P&W!

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